Native integrations of Sony products with the Josh platform creates an unmatched luxury media experience.
Josh continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home through a marquee partnership with Sony, an industry leader in premium audio and video technology. Integration with network-enabled Sony XBR TVs, projectors, and receivers provides an array of robust solutions for voice-controlled entertainment spaces.
Device compatibility not only results in an unmatched client experience, but a seamless set-up process for the system integrator as well. After connecting to the network Josh auto-populates integrated Sony devices, accelerating the deployment process for custom installers. Configuration of HDMI inputs and AV outputs are visibly diagramed in the Josh portal for intuitive setup. Once the system is completed, the user is able to walk from room to room and simply ask their Josh Micro to turn on their desired content.
Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai spoke for the entire team when saying: “We’re excited to align with Sony as a fellow innovator in the industry. Our device integrations are incredibly important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability, with the simplicity of being able to ask for any music or video content in a room and have it instantly play. Sony is a prominent manufacturer for many of our dealers, and we’re excited to continue our development with their product mix. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical experience to the user and our relationship with Sony gets us one step closer to that vision.”
Sony XBR TVs
Once a Sony XBR TV is authorized in the Josh Portal, its location and input assignments are configurable for optimal performance. The current functionality allows for natural speech commands to power the TV on/off, adjust volume, and switch inputs between sources. For the best experience, add a Roku to enable deep-linking to specific content on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube.
Similar to TVs and receivers, projectors may have a “Simple IP” control setting that should be enabled, which allows Josh control when it is turned off. Most projectors will need to be authorized with a code as well, like the pre-shared key for TVs.
In the example above, Josh discovered the Sony VPL-VW365ES projector as a video output device. The receiver, which auto-populated as well, has been added to establish the connection between the projector and the Roku assigned to the BD/DVD input. This configuration allows for commands like, “watch Mad Men season 4 episode 5” to turn on the projector, open Netflix, and turn on the desired content.
When adding a receiver or amplifying device, it is important to tell Josh where the audio and video outputs are located in the home.The Josh distributed AV framework presents the flexibility to switch receiver inputs between sources, which correlate with the respective AV outputs in that room.
In the example above, we have created a Theater Speaker so that Josh knows to route audio to this room from the Sonos Connect assigned to the SA-CD/CD input. This alignment allows for commands like, “listen to Rolling in the Deep by Adele” to execute by switching inputs, and outputs, on the receiver to play the requested content.
Josh.ai is a Denver based company with offices in Colorado and California. It creates products and platforms that enable true natural interaction with technology in everyday life. Its flagship product, Josh.ai, uses cutting-edge proprietary technology to deliver a fun and easy-to-use home control experience. Josh Micro, the hardware, offers hands-free voice control in any
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