Logitech announced today the addition of two new features to the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control. Users will now be able to control additional devices, including wireless HiFi systems from Sonos, regardless of where they might be in the house.
Apart from allowing users to control playback and volume directly from the remote, the color touchscreen of the Harmony Ultimate also provides access to the users’ Sonos Favorites playlist. Its also possible to access the playlist through a tablet or smartphone by using the Harmony application.
The free Harmony app gets speech-to-text capabilities, making it faster and easier for users to search for content on their streaming device. The feature is also compatible with Fire TV, a set-top box that Amazon released a couple of months back. Users can now bring up the search field through Harmony app in the streaming media app and use their smartphone or tablet’s keyboard to either enter text or dictate the query. The feature works on both iOS and Android.
Last but not the least, this update also improves the Harmony remote setup process for any and all products that come with Harmony Hub. Its capable of automatically detecting Roku boxes, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers and other compatible devices on the users’ network, thus making configuration a lot easier. This free software update starts rolling out today.