With Josh.ai’s ability to control comfort and content across our living spaces, it’s no wonder it has seen so much growth over the past year. Josh.ai has shared that it saw more than double the number of voice commands in 2022 compared to 2021. The increase in engagement illustrates the reliability, intuitiveness, and accessibility of Josh.ai’s contextual home intelligence.
The results also provide an excellent starting point when introducing a client to voice control, designing a system, and making sure homeowners will find daily utility in their system. The following 10 commands represent a solid foundation for individuals new to voice control technology. These commands remind us that the most common commands are straightforward and easy to say, and when it comes to voice commands, it’s important to keep it simple!
You’ll also notice the top commands don’t specify a location like a kitchen or living room. That’s because Josh.ai is room aware, so instead of having to say, “do x in the living room,” for example, homeowners learn quickly they only need to say, “do x!”
Note that the results below are compiled from Josh.ai systems that have voluntarily participated in anonymous command sharing and do not represent the entire user base. At Josh.ai, privacy and security is of the utmost importance. These results are a mere aggregation of the most common commands among participating users, gathered in an anonymous fashion. To help shed light on where homeowners find the most value and success with professionally installed AI, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Voice Commands from 2022!
- Watch Netflix: Our countdown begins with the command “Watch Netflix,” which returns to the top 10 most popular commands after being beaten out by “Watch Apple TV” in 2021. This is notable when considering the proliferation of new streaming options in the market. Despite this competition, Netflix appears to have solidified its status as the leading streaming service.
- What’s the Weather: In the ninth position on our list is the command, “What’s the weather.” This is a frequently asked command, particularly during morning hours as people prepare for the day. Variations of this command include asking for the weather in specific locations, such as “What’s the weather in New York City,” or inquiring about the state of the weather outside, as in “Is it going to rain?”
- Turn off the Fan: The command “Turn off/on the fan” has maintained its eighth-place ranking for the second consecutive year. This request has seen significant growth in popularity over the past two years. Josh.ai offers a range of fan integrations through Lutron, Crestron, Control4, and Bond Bridge while continually seeking opportunities for expansion in this area.
- Turn off the Music: It has been observed over the years that requesting Josh to “Turn off the Music” consistently ranks as a top voice command within Josh.ai’s systems. This simple command can be a useful tool for altering the ambiance of a space or signaling the end of the day. It is recommended to have this command readily available in one’s communication repertoire.
- Close/ Open the Shades: The commands to close and open shades have been used with equal frequency over the past year, demonstrating their interdependence and importance in controlling access to daylight. Shading commands can be expanded upon for users with tiltable blinds by specifying the desired tilt level, for example, “Set shade tilt to 50 percent.” Utilizing these commands allows for precise control of the amount of light entering a space, providing both convenience and comfort for the user.
- Good Morning: Activating a “Good Morning” scene is the second most popular scene command of the year, frequently used to activate multiple systems and features in a home to create a welcoming atmosphere. Popular devices include lights, shades, thermostats, and music to create an energizing and functional environment for the start of the day.
- What time is it? The command “What time is it?” is the most popular non-device/scene command of the year, with widespread usage across all Josh.ai systems globally. This command is useful for a variety of reasons, especially when multitasking.
- Goodnight: The “Goodnight” command is the most popular scene of the year and serves as a critical tool for shutting down a home at the end of the day. This scene commonly deactivates all devices such as TVs, lights, lowers shades, and can even lock doors. Its comprehensive functionality makes it an indispensable asset for any Josh-powered home.
- Turn on/off the TV: The voice commands “Turn on/off the TV” were the second most common in 2022. This trend is noteworthy as TV control by voice has historically lagged behind other devices such as shades or music. However, the increasing use of smart TVs and streaming services, as well as the ubiquity of TVs in occupied rooms, has likely contributed to the higher frequency of these commands. As in previous years, the “turn off” variation was more commonly used, indicating that users frequently utilize voice control to deactivate devices.
- Turn on/off the lights: The most popular command of the year is the undisputed champion of voice control-connected lighting commands. It’s no surprise that adjusting lighting is a popular feature among voice users since it’s present in almost every room of the home. As opposed to fiddling with a keypad or dimmer switch, this just goes to show the value and convenience of hands-free and location-aware control. It is also worth noting that the command “Lights,” which simply toggled the state of the lights in a room, is another frequent command in 2022.
So, there you have it — the most common voice commands of 2022 from professionally installed smart homes. Josh.ai is excited to see how people continue to evolve in their homes and what new commands might jump out at us in 2023.
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