Logitech Harmony Smart Remote w/ Hub on sale for $69.99 — Matching previous lowest price ever [Expired]

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The Logitech Harmony Remote w/ Smart Hub is back on sale on Amazon for $69.99. This matches the lowest price this remote has ever been. Harmony remotes are among the few universal remotes that can control the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. The included hub connects to the Fire TV via Bluetooth and the remote relays button presses through the included hub to the Fire TV. The remote connects via RF, so you still don’t have to physically point the remote anywhere, just like with the Fire TV default remote. Additionally, Harmony has just updated their Alexa skill to allow for more natural control of your entertainment devices using your voice.

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4 comments
  1. Jon says:

    This also works with Android TV devices like Sony Bravia TV, Shield TV, etc…

  2. Jon says:

    It appears to be sold out, as the only option it provides is used for a higher price. At any rate I was wondering how this worked with the Shield? I recently bought the Shield and I love it, but the remote sucks. I know the remote works with the Shield, but I was wondering if I could say reprogram the blue button to update the library in Kodi and other tweaks like that?

    • Charles says:

      I also hated the Shield remote, especially compared to the Fire TV remote. Never had much interest in a one remote solution, but rolled the dice the last time this Harmony was available at this price. I have loved it and it works well with the Shield, as well as my Fire TV box, and regular cable box. You can remap the buttons using the Logitech software. Although I’m not sure about whether or not your Kodi solution is possible. Perhaps someone can answer that. As the article states, the hub that comes with this package also allows you to use Alexa on the Echo (I have a Dot) to do some basic voice commands (Alexa, turn on the Shield, etc.) which are fun and helpful when you’re doing something else. So that’s a bonus.

  3. Kevin says:

    Just my two cents. I like being able to use the voice remote thru Alexa to control my TV, the downside is that the Harmony implementation is hit or miss for me. My setup includes a Yamaha receiver with two zones, an older Olevia TV (probably the weak link in my setup) and one of two Harmony hubs. Most evenings I start out by listening to music while cooking dinner (“Alexa, turn on Basement Music” – a Harmony event tp turn on Zone 2 on the Yamaha, then “Alexa, tell Squeezebox to play” which invokes my SqueezePlayer with Pandora station queued up). After dinner, “Alexa, turn on Basement” to turn on the Leviton basement lights, then “Alexa, turn on FireTV” which should have the Harmony turn on the Yamaha receiver, Zone 1, my Olevia TV and when I get to the basement, allow me to hit the home button on my remote or tell the Basement Echo to do that. After selecting our viewing pleasure, “Alexa, turn on Theater lighting, dims the rear set of lights, turns of the stairs and front set of lights and away we go. Where the Harmony just sputters is if I tell it through Alexa to “Alexa, turn off Basement Music” it turns off the Zone 2 on the Yamaha and turns off the Olevia TV! The TV isn’t part of the activity Harmony why the heck are you turning it off? Like I said, when it works great, but it still after all these years can’t quite get it right. Only really sucks when I wake up and realize the TV has been on all night sucking power while I am asleep. I am willing to be if my TV could be controlled via bluetooth or internet it would go better but I am guessing the Harmony Hub throws out a random IR signal. But since the TV isn’t part of the event, why does it do that?

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