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Logitech’s Harmony Hub is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:46
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NEW DELHI: Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant would now be available on the Logitech Harmony Hub. Users can control Logitech’s device via Amazon Echo and also by other gadgets powered by Alexa.
The feature will let users switch on their TVs, DVRs and even turn on Netflix with the help of voice commands. Changing channels and controlling other supported devices can also be done with the AI assistant. A simple voice command such as “Alexa, turn on Netflix” will do the needful.
For instance, if a user gives a voice commands, such as “Alexa, turn on my evening activity”, the AI will turn on a sequence of devices users have prearranged and saved. 
Logitech’s Harmony Hub works with over 2,70,000 compatible home entertainment devices and can trigger multiple devices with a single voice command.
Apple TV, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Sonos are some of the brands that have devices supported by the Harmony Hub.
As per Logitech, the update is rolling out to devices in the US and will be rolling out to UK in the coming months. All a user needs to do is to simply open the Alexa app, select Smart Home>Get more smart home skills, and search for Harmony Hub.
Last month, Amazon extended the Alexa to Fire tablets. Users were able to tap on the tablet’s home button in order to trigger the AI assistant and ask about weather, news reports and control other devices as well. Amazon’s Alexa will be reaching all new tablets launched by the company through a free over-the-air software update.
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