In a move tipped by StereoNET that has been speculated by many AV enthusiasts over the past few months, Logitech has announced that it will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes.
While Harmony remotes are and are available through various retailers , Logitech will no longer make Harmony remotes. We do not expect this announcement to have any impact on our customers. We plan to support our Harmony community and new Harmony customers. This also includes access to our software and apps for setting up and managing your remote controls. We also plan to keep updating the platform and adding devices to our Harmony database. Customer and warranty support will continue to be offered.
For months now, inventory has been short from retailers, especially as the high-end models are unavailable.
Logitech has further stated that it will continue to support its remote controls, « as long as customers are still using them ». Logitech will also honor all warranties on products still available for sale in the market.
This is a blow to consumers looking for a basic automation system without investing in much more expensive systems like RTI and Control4. NEEO looked like a promising remote that would take a lot of tips for Logitech’s Harmony platform. Control4, however, grabbed NEEO and integrated it into its platform.
Currently, software / app-based remote solutions are predominantly available on the market. The race is on and the market is open for the next Harmony replacement. Amazon, are you listening?
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