Roku and Josh.ai

Enhancing the at-home streaming experience

Since its founding in 2002, Roku has completely changed the at-home streaming experience. The TV streaming plaform aims to connect people with their favorite streaming content without all the hassle. Today, Roku streaming devices are used by millions of consumers and has in fact become the No. 1 used streaming platform in the United States.

About the Partnership

Control4 support enables the elegance of Josh.ai in any environment regardless of the system's product mix. The combination of Josh.ai’s natural, contextually aware voice automation and Control4’s manual user interfaces results in a robust variety of user experiences. Josh.ai's access to Control4 operated lights, shades, thermostats, audio, video, scenes, and more uniquely provides limitless options in the smart home.

Unlimited Control

With Josh you have access to a variety of streaming platforms offered through Roku with your voice. Just let Josh know what you want to watch.

"Ok Josh, turn on the TV and open Netflix."

"Ok Josh, play season 1, episode 1 of Black Mirrors."

Simple to Setup

Josh works with all Roku Players and Roku TVs. All you need to do is give your Roku device a name and Josh will discover it extremely quick and easy. In a matter of seconds, you'll be able to tell Josh to pull up your favorite show or movie on any of your streaming platforms.

Roku Integrations with Josh

  • Roku and Josh Streaming Platforms

    Josh.ai currently supports native control of the following Control4 devices to reduce installation time, optimize supportability, maximize the effectiveness of voice commands, and provide the best user experience:

    - Netflix
    - Amazon Prime
    - Hulu
    - YouTube

  • Audio/Video Control

    Through its Control4 driver, Josh.ai understands what AV sources are accessible in each area of the home. Through this hardware agnostic approach, Josh.ai seamlessly supports any system design no matter the complexity or components. As long as Control4 provides the routing backbone, Josh.ai will be able to communicate from endpoint to endpoint. The interface has been designed with dealer feedback and guidance, allowing installers to set up complicated distributed AV workflows accurately and efficiently, without re-doing their original programming.

    The end result enables the user experience of walking into a theater, and asking, “OK Josh, watch Breaking Bad.” Josh.ai understands the request is coming from the theater, utilizes a knowledge graph to find Breaking Bad on Netflix, determines which AV source can provide that content, informs Control4 to route that source, activate the video environment, and -- like magic -- Breaking Bad starts playing!