We have some exciting news for all iPhone® and Android® smartphone users. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Logitech Harmony® Ultimate Hub – an appcessory that turns your smartphone into a powerful, personal universal remote – will be available for purchase as a standalone product.
As you may know, the Harmony Hub is included with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control, our two newest universal remotes. However, with the standalone Harmony Ultimate Hub, everyone in the house will be able to download the free Harmony Smartphone App, and turn their smartphone into a personal universal remote. You’ll be able to customize activities and choose your own set of favorite channels icons for your very own experience.
Using only your smartphone, you can control up to eight home theater devices, and swipe or tap your thumb across its screen to adjust the volume, change the channel, fast-forward or rewind, pause, play, and skip forward or back. It lets you control video service like Netflix® on game consoles, including the Nintendo Wii®, Microsoft Xbox 360® and Sony PS3®, directly from your smartphone. Plus it even works through closed cabinets and walls, so you don’t have to worry about pointing to the devices.
The Harmony Ultimate Hub is also compatible with Harmony Touch, turning its RF signals into IR and Bluetooth® commands. This means, with the addition of the hub you can also access devices inside closed cabinets and control Bluetooth game consoles, in addition to turning your smartphone into a universal remote.
The Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in August 2013, for a suggested retail price of $99.99
Need to make a Windows 8 Metro and/or Windows Phone 8 app for this as well!!
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Great news, but I like to see a Windows phone 8 / Surface app. The Harmony Ultimate is a great remote control! My 895 is now replaced with the Ultimate 🙂
Jurgen, thanks for the great feedback.
I’m really looking forward to the release of this product! I’ve always steered clear of the touch-screen remotes because of the price. The closest I got was the Harmony One (which I dropped and broke the screen on), but it was not that expensive.
Now for $99 I can control everything with my iOS device… FINALLY!
Looks very exciting!
Will it be a “learning” remote?
My exciting logitech remote can also turn on the air conditioning.
please add a windows app.
A Windows app / web-server connection will be highly appreciated!!!
Any news on an actual release date yet? Desperate to buy one. Thanks. UK release date that is.