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Join hosts Adam Justice and Richard Gunther as they explore the smart home universe. The Smart Home Show features interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q and A and product review. All smart home, all the time.

The Smart Home Show Adam Justice

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 74 Ratings

Join hosts Adam Justice and Richard Gunther as they explore the smart home universe. The Smart Home Show features interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q and A and product review. All smart home, all the time.

    Is Kaleidescape Really the "Ultimate Movie Platform?"

    Is Kaleidescape Really the "Ultimate Movie Platform?"

    Adam has been testing the Kaleidescape home theater movie platform, and on our last episode, he interviewed the company's director of technical marketing, Andre Floyd. Today, Richard interviews Adam about what he's learned from using the so-called "ultimate movie platform," who should definitely use it, and who might want to think twice before investing in it.
    They discuss ease of setup, movie selection, converting DVDs to digital titles, parental controls, pricing, and more. Kaleidescape provided Adam the hardware to try it out, but at the end of the interview, he explains whether or not he would pay full MSRP to have this in his home theater.
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 52 min
    Interview with Kaleidescape’s Andre Floyd

    Interview with Kaleidescape’s Andre Floyd

    Adam sits down with Andre Floyd, director of technical marketing at the "ultimate movie platform" Kaleidescape, to talk about his experience testing their hardware in his home theater, and what makes Kaleidescape different from other digital media solutions. It's an in-depth conversation about movies, smart home integrations, and how to get the most out of your at-home movie collection. On the next episode, Adam will share a full review of the product with Richard.
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 41 min
    Technology.FM Fireside Chat 2023

    Technology.FM Fireside Chat 2023

    Richard Gunther from the Smart Home Show is joined by TJ Huddleston, Seth Johnson, and Gavin Campbell from The HomeTech Podcast for Technology.FM's annual fireside chat! They reflect on 2023's developments in the smart home space — both the good and the bad — and share what they're looking forward to in 2024.
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Smart Home Products

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Smart Home Products

    Adam and Richard run down the smart home deals that caught their attention ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. That includes discounts on home entertainment products like Sonos, security solutions for the home and office, and one of Adam's favorite things, the Eight Sleep Pod Cover (use his referral link for $300 off).
    They also share some important tips for getting the best deal, and not getting scammed. Plus: Is it Thanksgiving dinner, or Thanksgiving supper, and what's the difference anyway?
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 50 min
    Richard’s Smart Home 2023 Update

    Richard’s Smart Home 2023 Update

    While Adam has been working on his home theater, what smart home projects has Richard been up to? Today on the Smart Home Show, he talks about all of them, including security lighting, smart dimmer sensors, smart blinds, an awful touchless faucet, an expanded Sonos collection, outdoor light bars, and mesh routers.
    Adam and Richard also talk about Richard's frustration with Matter, the disappointing trajectory of Nest thermostats, an “ecologically irresponsible” smart oven, their favorite movies, and a follow-up to the Amazon fall event episode with Jennifer Pattison Tuohy.
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Amazon and Google's Fall Events

    Amazon and Google's Fall Events

    Adam and Richard are joined by The Verge's smart home reviewer, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, to discuss Amazon's recent fall hardware event, which focused on new and updated products for the connected home. That includes a redesigned Echo Show 8 that can become a digital photo frame (for a price); a smart home controller called the Echo Hub; and a new automatic lighting feature for Echo speakers.
    The trio also discusses how both Amazon and Google are applying generative AI to their smart home products, and the most interesting news from Google's phone-centric fall event. Plus: Ex-Microsoft exec Panos Panay is moving across town to Amazon, and should you buy your kid that princess-themed Echo Pop?
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Smart Home Ninja ,

Respect!

Great show!!

golfmaster32 ,

Smart home noob

These guys are really good, I’m a smart home noob and I’ve really enjoyed listening to them. I chose my ecosystem based on their breakdown video.

I hope that they will do a video on hubs, I have just begun learning about these and am curious to learn about SmartThings vs Home Assitant be others! Also a complete how to begin a smart home video would be great!

I’m gonna keep listening!

Dave in Pgh ,

Great Show

This is a great podcast for Smart Home Issues! Keep up the good work!

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