Since announcing their partnership last year, Josh.ai and Control4 have come together once again to debut a new client experience video based on the past several months of deployments. The combination of these two transformative technologies have enabled a wide range of smart home capabilities to homeowners and integrators alike, with the video highlighting many in the field experiences with the products.
At once, it demonstrates how natural voice controls can greatly empower a smart home, while also underscoring Josh.ai’s commitment to privacy and user information.
“Josh adds life to the home. Control4 is a great automation system, but when the home speaks back to the owner it’s something different,” says Joel Hernandez, VP of Sales, First Priority Audio. “Adding custom responses takes that even further and makes it feel like the system is completely unique to the owner. Josh is the icing and cherry on top of a great Control4 home.”
More on the Josh.ai & Control4 Partnership
Since entering their partnership, the companies have collaborated with one another to develop new drivers supporting home control and automation system owners. These Snap One and Josh.ai drivers are available online for download, and the companies state the drivers are Control4 certified and SDDP capable. The driver can import Control4 lighting scenes, and it offers integration with streaming music services via Control4.
Josh.ai’s integration also provides Pandora support, as well as SiriusXM and TIDAL streaming capabilities to allow homeowners to ask their control and automation systems to play any song, artist or playlist that includes high-resolution audio from their Control4 system.
“For many new clients, the most difficult thing is explaining the concept of a truly automated home. With the Josh front-end to Control4 it is as simple as asking, ‘Josh, turn on the fireplace, dim the lights, close the blinds and listen to George Strait,’ says Ron Kraemer, President, Rue Technologies.
“All this while maintaining complete customer privacy. The Josh App provides the intuitive, AI experience with instant response customers expect from their high-end system. It fulfills the promise of voice with the advantage of complete customization and complete integration possible with Control4.”