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Josh.ai

carajo

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Anyone here using Josh ?
I am hearing some good things coming with Josh and Kaleidescape
I have been using Josh with my control4 system and of course Kaleidesape, but to ask Josh to play something specific requires programming.
I believe we will soon see native integration so we can just ask josh to show only movies with a speicifc actor, genre, etc
 

Bauer89

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Anyone here using Josh ?
I am hearing some good things coming with Josh and Kaleidescape
I have been using Josh with my control4 system and of course Kaleidesape, but to ask Josh to play something specific requires programming.
I believe we will soon see native integration so we can just ask josh to show only movies with a speicifc actor, genre, etc
Should have answered this once you first posted. I have Josh AI tied in with Crestron home. I have seen signs that possibly native integration is on the way with Kaleidescape, and I will be doing backflips if they do in the way you state above. I absolutely love the platform, outside of some small frustrations with my Canadian accent missing some obvious things. Would love Kaleiedescape/roku integration whereby you just ask for a movie and it does it pecking order search and pulls it from the correct best quality source.
 

carajo

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Hey it will always select Kaleidscape if it wants the best quality!
I also have crestron home here with Josh but My primary use is Josh and Control4.
Josh will eventually adjust to your accent. I work with a guy that I can barely even understand what he is saying and it took josh a few weeks of listening to him to get it to about 99 percent even with his accent
 

Bauer89

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Hey it will always select Kaleidscape if it wants the best quality!
I also have crestron home here with Josh but My primary use is Josh and Control4.
Josh will eventually adjust to your accent. I work with a guy that I can barely even understand what he is saying and it took josh a few weeks of listening to him to get it to about 99 percent even with his accent
Very good to hear that. We are waiting for our 4 nano microphones to arrive, to clean up the new house we just moved into. But looking quite forward to having everything up and running in August. The integration with Home was stunning easy, and love how it handles our distributed audio with Sonos ports. Everything was very clean.
 

carajo

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Yes we have nanos and the core coming also. Looks like mid August


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CPickler

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I've got Control4 and I've just been using the Amazon Alexa integrations and the Control4 devices to control things. I looked at Josh, but it is pretty expensive to get started in it from what I recall. Is it worthwhile in your opinion?
My wife also wants me to ask if you can ask Josh to play Amazon music over your Control4 speakers. (She hates that she can't ask Alexa to play amazon music over the control 4 speakers, even though you can do it from the app / tablet. Apparently Amazon wants to force that functionality to only work on their devices.)
 

SJHT

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You can play Sonos components triggered from Alexa, so they do allow other devices. SJ
 

gregams

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very excited to see the new developments of Josh.ai and Kaleidescape integration.
 

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Bauer89

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very excited to see the new developments of Josh.ai and Kaleidescape integration.

Have it connected in my house. Works well for what is supported and identified in the document.

A bit disappointed the search in the list view only jogs one letter instead of how it functions via the Kaleidescape app whereby you can type in the whole movie title.

Was really hoping you could start a movie by voice but see that’s not supported. I think that is a missed opportunity.


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gregams

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Have it connected in my house. Works well for what is supported and identified in the document.

A bit disappointed the search in the list view only jogs one letter instead of how it functions via the Kaleidescape app whereby you can type in the whole movie title.

Was really hoping you could start a movie by voice but see that’s not supported. I think that is a missed opportunity.


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I haven't had a chance to get it connected just yet. In speaking with the Josh support rep about a different Control4 question they stated it's functionally still considered beta by them and pending more updates. When that happens no clue though
 

Bauer89

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I haven't had a chance to get it connected just yet. In speaking with the Josh support rep about a different Control4 question they stated it's functionally still considered beta by them and pending more updates. When that happens no clue though

Makes sense and they are really responsive. I am going to reach out regarding the search item.

I think ultimately though this integration is a lot more about there total goal of having an all encompassing system (that’s my opinion but the webinars telegraph the love for the sandbox solution) without a control system. It’s impressive what they have put together.


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gregams

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Makes sense and they are really responsive. I am going to reach out regarding the search item.

I think ultimately though this integration is a lot more about there total goal of having an all encompassing system (that’s my opinion but the webinars telegraph the love for the sandbox solution) without a control system. It’s impressive what they have put together.


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totally agree on all those points. I find myself interacting much more with their native iOS app and my Josh Micros in the home for home controls than the Control4 System I have in the home.
 
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