205 episodes

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.

    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
    CEDIA 2023

    CEDIA 2023

    Adam and Richard share their reflections on & highlights from the 2023 CEDIA Expo in Denver, including some amazing smart drapes from Lutron, two very unusual TVs from LG, a dynamic new Android-powered media remote, and a high-end streaming media box that’s affordable for home theater cinephiles. They also tackle a listener's suggestion for getting Dolby Atmos audio on an Apple TV, and Richard shares his frustrations from trying to order a new iPhone through AT&T.
    Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to feedback@smarthome.fm.
    Produced by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 5 (Finale)

    Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 5 (Finale)

    After six months and five podcast episodes, Adam’s home theater project is finally done! Today, he recounts to Richard what he learned in the final stages of the process, including: Why you should probably get professional movers for your chairs; why one of the last steps may fill your house with hours of weird sounds; and why he decided to equip the room with an Apple TV, an Nvidia Shield, and a 4K Blu-Ray player.
    Plus: What would Adam do differently if he were doing this project over again? Would he do it all over again? And other than smart home & home theater hardware, what do Adam and Richard collect for fun?
    Here's the final gear list for the main theater:
    Projector: Sony VPL 7000 ESSpeakers: Klipsch THX - 8000L - Fronts, Center, Rears and Sides and Klipsch Pro 16 RC - Atmos SpeakersSubs: SVS 3000 In Wall Sub/AmpScreen: Snap AV Dragonfly Fixed Ultra AcoustiWeave - 145”Chairs: Valencia - BarcelonaLight Switches: Lutron Caséta Diva Dimmer, Lutron Caséta Claro Smart Switch, Lutron Caséta Smart Accessory SwitchSconces: Hue ResonateAV Receiver: Anthem MRX 1140Media Playback: Apple TV 4K and Nvidia Shield ProBlu Ray Player: Panasonic DP-UB9000P1KGaming: Xbox Series XControl: Nice/ELANRemote: Nice HR40 (Eventually)Sound/Music: Sonos Port, Sonos Amp(S), KEF DVC Speakers, and KEF Bar Surrounds
    And the TV/Bar Area:
    TV: LG 77”...

    • 51 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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