Harmony Remote Controls Just Keep Getting Better

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With an ever growing roster of more than 270,000 compatible devices, Logitech Harmony remotes work with the devices you own now as well as those you might buy tomorrow.

Today Logitech announced we’re adding even more devices to the roster that some of our older remotes can control, Coming this week,  a free, optional software update will deliver enhanced smart home control capabilities to all of our Harmony Ultimate Hub-based products.

What does this mean for you? If you own the Logitech Harmony® Ultimate, the Logitech Harmony® Smart Control, the Logitech Harmony® Smart Keyboard, or Logitech Harmony® Ultimate Hub, you can now control your Philips hue light bulbs and your Nest Learning Thermostat™, as well as other connected home devices from Lutron Electronics, Honeywell, SmartThings, Rheem, PEQ and more.  All you need to do is download the free, optional software update.

The update, which will be available this week, allows you to schedule Activities to start or end automatically at specific times. For example, you can set the lights to come on and your Sonos wireless HiFi system to play your favorite music when you typically arrive at home, or program your window shades to open when your alarm goes off in the morning.

You can also use Harmony through your smartphone or tablet while away from home, so you can make sure you turned down your thermostat or cycle the lights on and off even if you’re on vacation. The upgrade also gives you access to partner applications and products such as IFTTT, so you can create your own recipes that include Harmony Activities.

Once the update is available, getting this free, optional upgrade for your Harmony Ultimate Hub will be easy. Either sign into the MyHarmony software for Windows or Mac, or use the Harmony mobile app to opt-in and begin the installation. We hope you enjoy exploring all the new capabilities and possibilities that smart home control offers. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions—