Logitech is adding some new features to its Harmony Hub, it now supports Amazon’s Alexa which means that you will be able to turn your TV on with voice control.
The Logitech Harmony Hub can be used to control all of your home entertainment equipment and this means that Alexa can be used to control all of these devices.
“This new capability is both practical and fun for our users,” said Renee Niemi, general manager of the smart home business at Logitech. “We’ve been working closely with Amazon to deliver robust voice control of your smart home using a Harmony hub-based remote and an Alexa-enabled device — and if you don’t have Harmony yet, just say ‘Alexa, order a Harmony Hub’ and have one delivered.”
With Harmony Activities, different actions and more than 270,000 devices can be combined to bring an entire scene to life. For example, you can say, “Alexa, turn on my evening activity,” to your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and Alexa will use Logitech Harmony to start a series of actions that you’ve previously defined, such as turning the TV to HBO, bringing down the blinds and dimming the smart lights — all at once.
You will be able to say things like Alexa turn the TV on, or Alexa pay a DVD and Amazon’s Alexa devices will be able to control all of your devices connected to the Harmony Hub.
Logitech are releasing this new feature in the US this week, unfortunately for those of us in the UK, we will have to wait for a couple of months for the update to be released.