Josh.ai partners with LG to deliver voice-controlled TV integration
Josh.ai has announced a partnership with LG to bring 2018 as well as 2019 OLED, Super UHD and UHD model televisions to its customers, meaning users will be able to walk from room to room and simply ask Josh Micro to turn on desired content through LG displays.
The LG TVs can be controlled by commands like “watch Stranger Things season 2 episode 3, turn up the volume on the TV, draw the shades 40%, and dim the lights a little,” which will also execute for all of the devices assigned to the room the user is in.
Device compatibility results in an intuitive setup process for the system integrator. After connecting to the network, Josh auto-populates supported LG televisions and provides authorisation instructions, making it easier to configure HDMI inputs and seamlessly deploy a distributed video system.
LG Electronics USA CI technical manager Joseph Colombo says, “LG is committed to developing features within our TVs to make it easier to integrate with smart home control for the CI market. Josh.ai has been on the cutting edge of natural voice integration and we are excited to bring this solution to our friends within the CI community.”
Josh.ai chief executive Alex Capecelatro says his company is ecstatic to be partnering with a company with values along the same line.
“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 video content in a room and have it instantly play. LG is a prominent manufacturer for many of our dealers, and we’re excited to kick off our development with their televisions. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver an elegant user experience and our relationship with LG will help us achieve that vision.”