Josh.ai Doubles Down on Apple User Experience: Launching AppleTV Deep-Linking & iOS App Notifications 📢

Josh
3 min readNov 14, 2023

Josh.ai is announcing exciting updates for clients using Apple devices, including deep-linking content search on AppleTV and proactive notifications for the Josh App on iOS.

DENVER, CO — November 14th, 2023 — Josh.ai, the leader in artificial intelligence for the home, is expanding upon its capabilities for Apple users with two innovative features. Adding to its IP control of AppleTV, deep-linking integration allows users to simply ask for their favorite shows, movies, and videos across supported streaming services. For iOS users, custom Josh App notifications offer real-time alerts if devices are activated, custom scenes are run, or any other conditional automation is triggered.

AppleTV Deep-Linking

Josh Remote controlling AppleTV

Following many years of success with its deep Roku integration across streaming providers, Josh.ai has enhanced its natural voice control capabilities to offer feature parity with AppleTV. In doing so, Josh.ai has made one of the most popular home entertainment platforms on the market even more accessible for professional installers and clients. Josh.ai users are now able to effortlessly control their AppleTV viewing experience with conversational voice and text commands, like:

“Ok Josh, dim the lights, close the blackouts, and watch Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney+.”

Like magic, Josh.ai turns on the room’s TV, switches inputs to AppleTV through any AV receivers or matrix switchers, and launches Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney+.

The integration extends support across all of Josh.ai’s recommended streaming services, including Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Max, and YouTube, with Netflix coming soon. As part of Josh.ai’s AI-powered setup process, each AppleTV is automatically detected on the network along with all supported streaming services. As part of the Josh.ai AV Setup workflow, AppleTVs are configurable as input sources to be routed across applicable video zones.

“We listen, we innovate, and we deliver,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “The ability to deep-link with Apple TV and to receive push notifications from the Josh App are direct results of our commitment to our clients. We have been asked for the capability to control AppleTV with the convenience that Josh.ai is known for and our team is thrilled to bring this feature to every system.”

iOS Notifications

Josh App IOS Notification

The Josh App’s latest feature is now available for every client to personalize their own AI-powered notifications, offering a simple yet powerful tool for security and energy monitoring. Professional installers and homeowners can easily set up proactive alerts if devices change state or are left on for too long so that they can immediately take action.

For example, Josh.ai can now alert a user of a potential security vulnerability if their garage door is left open or if motion is detected by a door station in the middle of the night. From a resource management standpoint, notifications can be triggered when thermostats are left running for too long or if any device is turned on when it shouldn’t be. Clients can choose to receive notifications via the Josh App as well as through voice announcements.

About Josh.ai

Founded in 2015, Josh.ai is a Denver-based company creating platforms and products that enable true natural interaction with technology in everyday life. With a focus on AI, machine learning, and intuitive design, the mission at Josh.ai is to transform how we live in our environments. To learn more about how Josh.ai powers simple, private, and magical smart home experiences, visit www.josh.ai or email hello@josh.ai.

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