Control Your TV Entertainment Experience in More Ways with just your Voice
LONDON — Sept. 27, 2017 — Today, Logitech announced Logitech Harmony hub-based products now work with the Google Assistant on Google Home, eligible Android phones and iPhones in the UK, expanding the possibilities of voice control. Now, you can control your TV entertainment experience using Harmony Elite, Harmony Companion, and Harmony Hub, with your Google Assistant.
“Voice has a powerful role in simplifying our home entertainment experience and people across the world continue to enjoy this,” said Rory Dooley, head of Logitech Smart Home. “We are focused on bringing even more hands-free control experiences to customers, so we’re very excited to introduce this latest integration with the Google Assistant to the UK. It truly makes home entertainment even more seamless and fun.”
You can now use the Google Assistant to launch Activities from your Harmony hub-based remote. Start by saying, “Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on my TV” to automatically power on your TV, tune to your favorite TV channel, power on an AV receiver and speaker, and even dim the lights. Control any of the 270,000 devices supported by the Logitech Harmony platform. Here are some of the ways you can enjoy controlling your TV experience using Logitech Harmony and the Google Assistant.
“Ok Google, ask Harmony to…”
- “...turn on Netflix or BBC iPlayer.”—Directly launch channels like Netflix on your Roku device
- “...turn on BBC News or E4.”—Any of your favourite channels set up in a Harmony account can be triggered
- “...turn on my ‘Good Morning’ Activity.”—When you set up an Activity such as “Good Morning” in your Harmony account, you can set Philips Hue lights to warm colors, turn up a Nest thermostat, and play music from your Sonos speakers
- “...mute the TV.”—Easily mute, raise, and lower the volume
- “...go to channel number 15.” —The Google Assistant and Logitech Harmony allow you to directly change to the channel you want
Want to skip saying “ask Harmony to?” Use the Google Assistant shortcuts feature to set up simple phrases such as “Ok Google, turn on the TV,” or “Ok Google, mute my stereo.” To learn more how you can activate Logitech Harmony and the Google Assistant to control your living room experience with your voice, visit support.myharmony.com/en-uk/google-assistant.
Logitech Harmony Elite (£299.99), Logitech Harmony Companion (£119.99) and Logitech Harmony Hub (£99.99) are all available now at Logitech.com.
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