Logitech announced Logitech Harmony Express, a new universal voice remote coming with Amazon Alexa built-in, designed to control home theater devices.
Harmony Express is a streamlined remote featuring the most frequently used entertainment controls, as well as an Alexa button you can push to engage the voice service. Compatible with major cable and satellite TV providers and popular media streaming platforms, Harmony Express and Alexa work with your television, cable box, gaming console, sound system and more.
With voice commands that let you turn your entertainment devices on or off, even devices inside closed media cabinets. You can also go straight to your favorite TV channels, whether by channel name or channel number. Through your voice, you can launch streaming apps, including Netflix or Amazon Prime. Popular Alexa features are also supported, so you can ask when TV programs are scheduled, hear the latest news, control smart devices around the home and more.
In addition, the new Harmony Express mobile app includes a remote finder, which triggers a tone on the remote to help locate it. Or, owners with existing Alexa devices can simply ask Alexa to find their lost Harmony Express.
Harmony Express is available in the U.S. on Amazon.com and Logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $249.99, and it will be available in Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com soon.