Sonos was founded in 2002 with a simple vision - help music lovers play any song anywhere in their homes. That mission inspired the invention of the multi-room wireless home audio system and significant innovation around intuitive user design. This focus on the user experience included a quick and easy setup process, integration with any technology or streaming service, and delivering superior sound quality regardless of the environment. Today, Sonos continues perfecting its product range with the mission of inspiring the world to listen better.
Josh.ai and Sonos share the goal of intuitively simplifying home technology. The integration offers music lovers the flexibility to play their favorite songs, artists, albums, or genres using Josh.ai’s natural voice control and elegantly designed app. As each company innovates, additional features like grouping audio zones, ducking volume, and broadcasting Josh Micro's response through VoiceCast will continue enriching the user experience.
Josh.ai controls Sonos’ range of products using proprietary Natural Language Processing. Simply speak to Josh Micro as if you have a personal DJ in your home.
“OK Josh, listen to Rolling in the Deep by Adele.”
"OK Josh, play Mozart in the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Library.”
Once Josh.ai is deployed, each Sonos device is automatically detected on the network and assigned to its proper room. Within a matter of seconds, Josh.ai also pulls compatible streaming services signed into the local Sonos account. As part of the Josh.ai Distributed AV workflow, Sonos Ports and Amps are then configurable as input sources that are routed across audio zones throughout the home.
VoiceCast projects Josh.ai’s verbal responses through Sonos speakers in the home instead of through Josh Micro’s internal speaker. This innovative feature is exclusive to the Sonos and Josh.ai integration.
To configure VoiceCast, simply go to the settings icon of the Josh Micro tile that corresponds to the room its Sonos player is located in. Then scroll down to the VoiceCast drop down menu and select the Sonos device that broadcasts to that room.
VoiceCast currently is supported with the following Sonos products: Sonos One , Sonos One SL , Sonos Amp , Sonos Play:5 , Sonos Beam , Sonos Port
Josh.ai makes it easy to experience your music in an intuitive way:
With audio ducking enabled, users will never need to compete with their music when giving Josh Micro a command. Once activated with the wake word, Josh.ai lowers the volume of audio in the room to allow for anyone to speak in a normal tone.
More than Voice: Josh Micro is equipped with a capacitive LED touch ring along its outer edge, which functions as a contextual slider that can be used to manipulate lighting, shades, and music volume. When a user gives a command to turn on music like, “Ok Josh, listen to The Beatles,” the touch slider is temporarily enabled to control that room's audio. Tracing a finger around the slider will then adjust the music volume. After about 30 seconds of inactivity, the slider mode will return to its configurable default setting for that room.
Music lovers can enjoy their tunes however and wherever fits the mood by grouping audio zones through verbal commands or the Josh.ai app:
In the Josh.ai app, users can see what speakers are currently active and group desired audio zones together to seamlessly extend the experience throughout their home.
Compatibility with Sonos favorites allows Josh.ai to access playlists or stations on any streaming service.