Josh.ai Launches AVA Partnership to Transform Universal Remote Control

Josh
4 min readNov 29, 2022

AVA puts the power of Josh.ai in the palm of your hand with natural voice control, an adaptive remote interface, and limitless customization.

Josh.ai, the leader in voice control and AI for the custom integration channel, is formally launching its Android app that has been purpose-built for AVA Remote. AVA, a Swiss-American manufacturer of connected home products, provides professional installers with the world’s first Google-certified remote control. The companies have worked closely to perfect an elegant and unique experience that is unmatched across the smart home remote landscape. In a Josh.ai smart home, AVA Remote is now a vital and always available touch device companion that empowers clients like never before.

AVA Remote’s sleek handheld touchscreen adds a complementary interface to Josh.ai systems that is complete with a dedicated “Speak to Josh” microphone icon embedded on its home screen. Clients giving voice commands through AVA Remote will experience the same contextual awareness that they enjoy with their Josh.ai microphones. Once an AVA Remote is assigned to its proper room, it will provide convenience for local accessibility as well as control over an entire property’s connected devices. While other remotes are dedicated to cable, satellite, or streaming navigation, Josh.ai and AVA users can speak freely to their whole home with access across video services via commands like:

“Turn off the lights downstairs, close the blackouts, and watch Top Gun”

Like magic, Josh.ai capably adjusts the lights across all of the lower floors, closes the room’s blackout shades, and launches the film Top Gun through an integrated media source or streaming app depending on what content providers are available in that video zone.

Once a video zone is activated with a voice command, automated scene, or a remote, the intuitively designed Josh.ai remote interface tracks the state accordingly. An adaptive button profile updates based on the source so that the Josh.ai remote interface always accurately reflects the control capabilities of the current input. Whenever a user picks up their AVA Remote, Josh.ai will ensure it is ready for action to navigate live TV, streaming apps, and media libraries. Clients can also personalize their remote interface with a unique background image, adding or removing the voice button, and by setting it in kiosk mode for immediate access.

For users looking to seamlessly set the perfect mood in their living spaces, Josh.ai is also introducing a customizable scene view that is configurable per AVA Remote. Whether a homeowner wants to activate a “Movie Night” scene in their theater, a guest would like to initiate a “Good Night” scene in a hotel room, or an employee needs to launch a “Meeting Time” scene in a conference room, Josh.ai makes it easy with voice and touch control.

In addition to a dynamic and customizable experience in any Josh.ai-powered environment, AVA Remote users will be comforted by Josh.ai’s strong stance as a privacy-focused home intelligence platform that is purpose-built for professionally installed systems. Clients will have peace of mind knowing that Josh.ai is committed to providing a delightful and inclusive voice experience without sharing or selling user data for marketing purposes.

Dealers interested in learning more are invited to join a webinar detailing the Josh.ai and AVA partnership launch this Friday, December 2nd at 1pm EST / 10am PST. Register HERE!

To learn more about AVA or become an AVA dealer, visit https://www.ava.com/pro-installers

To learn more about Josh.ai, visit https://www.josh.ai/ava

“Professional installers can now serve their clients even better because of our partnership with Josh.ai. Our forces combined is a huge win for them,” said AVA, Inc. CEO and co-founder Raphael Oberholzer. “Having the AVA Remote work with Josh.ai systems gives end-users a dedicated handheld device to complement their Josh.ai-enabled home. This partnership fulfills a major feature that experienced pros have been requesting from AVA and Josh.ai since AVA launched earlier this year.”

“Our team frequently gets requests from dealers and clients for a hand-held remote control to complement their Josh projects,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “We are launching an innovative solution with AVA that goes beyond what has traditionally been possible thanks to an adaptive interface, whole-home voice control, and access to custom scenes. As we enable all of our remote control partners with access to voice control, AVA Remote is an exciting new way for our customers to interact with Josh.”

About AVA, Inc.

AVA is a Swiss-American startup perfecting the fusion between audio streaming and home control experiences. Available exclusively to the professional residential installation channel, AVA creates home products that inspire enjoyment, improve quality of life, feel natural to use, and fit seamlessly into any living space. AVA believes the home is the best place for magical technology and has meticulously designed the AVA Streaming Audio System in collaboration with legendary Swiss audio engineers responsible for some of the industry’s most popular studio audio equipment. AVA has created the most advanced remote control in the world, unlocking powerful commands over the most popular smart home systems and devices. AVA provides a premium experience with solutions purposely designed for, and completely supported by the professional residential installation channel. For more information about the AVA experience, please visit www.ava.com.

Josh.ai is an artificial intelligence agent for your home. If you’re interested in learning more, visit us at josh.ai.

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