New Skill Creates Novel Ways to Navigate Your Smart Home With Harmony
LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) announced a new Amazon Alexa
skill that enables voice control of your entire living room
entertainment experience using a Logitech Harmony Hub with Alexa-enabled
devices such as the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot.
When the skill is enabled on Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot, you can
start and stop Harmony Activities, control your entertainment devices,
or even turn directly to your favorite channels, hands free, using only
your voice. Harmony users can simply say “Alexa, turn on the TV,” or
“Alexa, turn on Netflix” to control the TV as well as other
entertainment and smart home devices, and Harmony makes it happen.
“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.
“The Alexa experience just got smarter, thanks to our friends at
Logitech,” said Rob Pulciani director of Alexa at Amazon. “Logitech
Harmony is an innovator in entertainment and smart home control, and
together through this new Alexa skill and the Harmony hub-based remote,
we’re bringing voice control of the living room entertainment experience
to Alexa and Harmony customers.”
Logitech continually creates new experiences for Harmony remotes, so
people always have access to the latest home entertainment and control
experiences. These updates are delivered for free and over the air to
our remotes, so our users can rest assured that a purchase today will
also deliver the key features they will want tomorrow.
The Logitech Harmony Alexa skill will be available this week in the U.S.
and will be available in the UK in the coming months. To take advantage
of this new capability, launch the Alexa app on your smartphone and
select Smart Home from the left-hand navigation menu, Get More Smart
Home Skills, and search for ‘Harmony.’ A Logitech hub-based remote such
as the Logitech Harmony Elite or Logitech Harmony Companion is required.
For additional information on using Logitech Harmony remotes with Amazon
Alexa, please visit myharmony.com/alexa,
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years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now
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