Josh.ai and LG Team Up on TV Voice Control
In a major partnership win for the custom integration-focused voice control platform, Josh.ai announced that it has teamed up with LG Electronics to expand its range of in-home voice commands. The partnership will see a number of Josh.ai voice control commands come to LG’s 2018 and 2019 range of OLED, Super UHD, and UHD models, allowing users to ask their Josh Micro to turn on their desired content on their LG displays.
The firm explained that LG televisions will be controllable through natural language-oriented commands like “raise the volume” and “switch inputs to Roku.” Additionally, users will be able to include LG display commands in their Compound commands sequences, such as, “watch Stranger Things season 2 episode 3, turn up the volume on the TV, draw the shades to 40 percent, and dim the lights a little.” That Compound command would initiate all of the correlating actions assigned to the room the user is in.
“We’re excited to align with LG 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 video content in a room and have it instantly play,” Josh.ai CEO Alex Capoecelatro said in a statement announcing the partnership. “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.”
Josh.ai said that integrators will realize benefits in a number of ways, including being able to offer their clients a much more personalized in-home entertainment and control experience. Additionally, setup for the integrator has been streamlined. Once connected to the network, the Josh system will auto-populate supported LG TVs and provide authorization instructions.
“LG is committed to developing features within our TV’s to make it easier to integrate with smart home control for the CI Market,” Joseph Colombo, LG’s CI Technical Manager, said in the statement. “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.”
For more info on the partnership and Josh.ai, check out the brand’s website.