Snap One plans to expand the presence and availability of artificial intelligence in the home through its distribution agreement with Josh.ai. The updated Josh.ai driver is now Control4 certified, allowing it to import advanced lighting scenes and offer deeper integration with music streaming services.
“Our vision with Josh.ai is to offer simple, secure, and magical experiences for interacting with the smart home. Partnering with Control4 in this deep and meaningful way helps accelerate that vision,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Together we are offering dealers and consequentially homeowners an unparalleled experience with natural and intuitive voice control that hooks into Control4’s vast array of integrations. I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement and the transformative solutions our mutual dealers will be able to offer their clients as a result!”
Control4 clients can utilize intuitive control of their connected devices in every room with natural voice commands all without a professional installer. For example, a user can walk into his or her kitchen and say, “Ok Josh, turn on the lights, open the shades halfway, and listen to Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones.”
Josh.ai listens to the request, understands the command is coming from the kitchen, and automatically identifies which lights and shades to control as well as what music to search for. Within seconds, the components required to pass the decoded audio from the Control4 controller to the speakers in the kitchen are activated, routing the audio path.
“Natural language voice processing, tight integration with Control4, and a focus on privacy make Josh.ai the ideal addition for customers looking to add voice to their Control4 system. We are excited to make Josh.ai products more accessible to our Control4 Partners and for this first step in a long and successful partnership with the Josh.ai team,” said John Heyman, CEO of Snap One.
Check out their website for more information about the updated partnership.