Computer peripheral manufacturer Logitech has decided to discontinue his harmony Range of universal remote controls, the company announced in a post on its support forum. Although production has been permanently discontinued, the remote controls in stock can be purchased through retailers. The customer service for this would also remain functional.
Logitech plans to continue maintaining the Harmony database and software. The company offers service and support for the existing products with regular updates for desktop and Android / iOS applications.
Even before Google and Amazon Universal remote controls were in the niche category and have tried to make a splash in the home entertainment system. If you have multiple smart home devices, a universal remote control is essential for your connectivity needs.
Right now, Harmony’s most expensive universal remote is the Harmony Elite ($ 349.99), which the company says works with “over 270,000 entertainment and smart home devices.” This universal remote control can be connected to your TV, game console and smart lights, locks, thermostats etc. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Then there’s the Harmony 950, a universal infrared remote control that uses motion-activated, backlit controls to find the right button. The company has positioned the most commonly used controls just below the Harmony 950 touchscreen. The remote control has vibration feedback and a sleep timer. All of these Harmony remotes are no longer made.