Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced Logitech Harmony Express, an all-new universal voice remote thats easy to use. Blending the power of Harmony entertainment control with the convenience of Amazon Alexa built-in, Harmony Express lets you use your voice to control your favorite home theater devices and take advantage of thousands of other Alexa capabilities.
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We designed Harmony Express as an entirely reimagined Harmony experience for an entirely new kind of Harmony user, said Rory Dooley, general manager of Logitech Home. Harmony remotes are renowned for managing complex entertainment setups and merging the capabilities of multiple remotes into one. Our loyal users love this flexibility. Harmony Express simplifies the experience with a remote that harnesses the power of voice to make it easy for everyone in the household to access the entertainment experiences they want. Whether Harmony Express is the first Alexa in the home or one of many, this will be simple enough for every user. And we mean everyone.
Alexa At Your Fingertips
Harmony Express is a streamlined remote featuring the most frequently used entertainment controls, as well as a prominent Alexa button you can push to easily engage the voice service. Compatible with major cable and satellite TV providers and popular media streaming platforms, Harmony Express and Alexa work with your television, cable box, gaming console, sound system and more, with voice commands that let you:
- Turn your entertainment devices on or off, even devices inside closed media cabinets
- Go straight to your favorite TV channels, whether by channel name or channel number
- Launch streaming apps, including Netflix or Amazon Prime
- Utilize popular Alexa features, so you can ask when TV programs are scheduled, hear the latest news, control smart devices around the home and more
Were thrilled to see Logitech simplifying the home theater experience by bringing the convenience of Alexa to its Harmony Express remote, said Pete Thompson, VP of the Alexa Voice Service. With Alexa built-in, you can easily search and navigate content, control smart devices, access thousands of skills and more “ all you need is your voice.
But what good is a remote if its lost in the couch cushions? The new Harmony Express mobile app includes a remote finder, which triggers a tone on the remote to help locate it. Or, owners with existing Alexa devices can simply ask Alexa to find their lost Harmony Express.
Pricing and Availability
Harmony Express is available immediately in the U.S. on Amazon.com and Logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $249.99, and it will be available in Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com soon. For easy setup, the free Harmony Express mobile app is available on the App Store for iPhone users and Google Play for Android„¢ users. For more information, please visit Logitech.com, our blog or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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