2016 Design Trends: Smart streaming in your connected home

Crystal Watts, Social Media and Content Manager for Toll Brothers’
vendor partner Control4, the leading provider of automation
systems for homes and businesses, contributed to this story.

Your home. It’s the place where you are the most comfortable. Where you can be yourself, enjoy the most precious moments with your loved ones, and relax in your sanctuary of safety.

Your music. It evokes emotion, transports you to memorable times and places, and boosts your overall mood.

Our homes and our music are oftentimes two subjects we are very passionate about—and rightfully so, as they are two things in life that are personal to each and every one of us. And when you combine the two, it just gets better.

Listening to music at home has never been more enjoyable than it is today. In a Control4 Smart Home, the entire family can enjoy their favorite individual music choices, all at the same time in different parts of the house. Or listen to the same thing, and travel from room to room without missing a beat.

Control4 is changing the way homeowners are enjoying their music by giving them almost infinite listening choices, all under one platform on interfaces that make sense for everyone—from a smartphone or tablet to a touch screen or keypad on the wall.

As we all know, digital music is dominating over physical format, and will just continue to grow in popularity as time goes on, primarily due to the growth of streaming music services. This year, Control4 added three HUGE streaming services to their platform; Pandora, Deezer, and TIDAL, and they join the already-native services, Rhapsody, Napster, and TuneIn.

After a long day of work, wouldn’t it be nice to tap a button on the wall and instantly flood the house with your Pandora favorites, your Rhapsody playlist, or your entire iTunes collection? Yes, it’s possible. And it goes even further.

A smart home isn’t truly “smart” unless it is able to connect to other devices in the home to allow for an automated and personalized experience.

Imagine this: You tap your PIN code onto the smart lock on the front door and— because your smart home knows it’s you—the alarm disarms, your favorite music cues, the lights come on to 60 percent, and the thermostat adjusts to your liking. Your door re-locks and the garage closes. That’s what we call smarter living.

Control4 is making the highest standards of audio entertainment an integral part of every Control4 smart home, and by continuing a relationship with the leader in luxury homes, Toll Brothers, will continue to build on and deliver an exceptional connected home experience to homeowners everywhere.

For more design trend ideas, please visit Toll Brothers’ Design Trends board on Pinterest, and follow the hashtag #2016DesignTrends on social media.

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    1. Toll Brothers

      Hi Rachel, Toll Brothers offers Control4 home automation systems as an option in many of our homes nationwide. Option availability and pricing may vary by region and community, so it’s best to speak to a sales representative at your community of choice. If you would like, you can let us know which community you are most interested in and we can get you in contact with the appropriate person. You can email us at SocialMedia@TollBrothers.com. Thank you!

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