ResiWeek 438: Subscription Fatigue

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Canada Day? Never heard of such a thing. Regardless of the validity, we are here to bring you the latest news and stories for the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Joe Whitaker from Origin Acoustics, Jason Knott of D-Tools, and Mitchell Klein from CEDIA.

Amazon is working on an overhaul of their voice assistant Alexa, which will come with its own subscription fee. Remarkable Alexa will incorporate generative AI to handle complex tasks. This doesn’t appear to be bundled alongside something like their Prime service. Combining the previously covered decline of voice assistant solutions and a mounting subscription fatigue, will this have a foothold in the market?

Henry Clifford is back with to give us the three most powerful words in CI. No, it’s not something like WTF, but instead “did you know?”. He discusses how to maintain a personal touch in the CI channel even from the sidelines as companies scale up. What can we do to grow as a business but remain committed to our customers?

CEDIA Expo 2024 is fast approaching, and the 8K Association is expanding their content through a partnership. 8K has only recently been geared towards the commercial side of AV (and even then, its foothold still has some time to grow) but now we are seeing the start of 8K for residential. Simply put, are we ready? What needs to happens from an infrastructure sense to pave the way for 8K content.

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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.
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