Question: Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

After years of speculation about the fate of its Harmony line of universal remotes, Logitech has announced that it will stop making the devices effective immediately. ... “I think over time, youll have fewer and fewer people who feel like they really need that universal remote,” Darrell told The Verge.

How many TVs can Harmony Hub control?

The Hub can support up to eight devices total, and chances are you wont be able to stump it: Logitech claims compatibility with a whopping 270,000 home entertainment and smart home devices, and I couldnt find any home entertainment devices that the Hub didnt support.

Can you add a second remote to Harmony Hub?

*Only one screen-less harmony remote can be added allowing for a maximum of two remotes per hub. Supported upgrades for your remote. The upgrades below are available after a hub has been added.

It was a nitch market. So their market lost the need for the remote as they evolved their. They claim they'll continue to support the software. I certainly hope so but I'm not optimistic. They haven't even supported the software while they've been actively selling the remotes, so I'm definitely not optimistic. There's always something that requires juggling. To be honest, I never personally cared for the Harmony remotes.

They never aligned with my preferences. I always just want a universal remote to be a consolidation device, not an automation platform as well. To be honest, I never personally cared for the Harmony remotes.

They never aligned with my preferences. I always just want a universal remote to be a consolidation device, not an automation platform as well. Yep, I'm off to buy a spare, and praying the cloud-based setup continues to work until something better comes along.

Logitech has discontinued Harmony remotes

Might be able to rationalize it by using the new remote and hub in my bedroom until it's needed for my main living room setup. The Harmony is just so fiddly. There's something wrong with the way I set it up, so the screen stays lit unless you manually press the power button on the remote. This meant it chewed through batteries at a rate of one set every two days.

I don't have time in my life to figure out crap like that. It's supposed to simplify complex setups but it's so obtuse that nobody but myself was able to figure it out.

There's a learning curve, the other house hold members would have eventually figured it out after using it for weeks, but why bother? It's easy to get stuck in a screen on the remote you don't recognize, and not be able to find your way back.

Good riddance, the 650 is going back in storage. Maybe I'll sell it in Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? years when they start to breakdown, and diehards start to get desperate for replacements on eBay.

Plasma, wow, I thought I was a hold out keeping my antique Pioneer around until 2020. The difference between my outgoing Pioneer and incoming Samsung was like Gremlin vs Ferrari. Plasma, wow, I thought I was a hold out keeping my antique Pioneer around until 2020. The difference between my outgoing Pioneer and incoming Samsung was like Gremlin vs Ferrari. Yep, I'm off to buy a spare, and praying the cloud-based setup continues to work until something better comes along.

Might be able to rationalize it Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? using the new remote and hub in my bedroom until it's needed for my main living room setup. I'm assuming perhaps wrongly that the device safe behind glass will outlast the device that gets handled daily. I think I'm more likely to need spare batteries than a spare hub, but it's always a bit of a crapshoot. Plasma, wow, I thought I was a hold out keeping my antique Pioneer around until 2020.

The difference between my outgoing Pioneer and incoming Samsung was like Gremlin vs Ferrari. I'd say it depends entirely on what you are watching. I still have my Pioneer Kuro plasma and have no plans to replace it unless it breaks. Second none of the media I watch is at 4K resolution so wouldn't be getting that much of a benefit from the extra resolution. And lastly I feel like my plasma still looks great for the things I watch so see no reason to replace it at this time.

Got curious and checked Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? hours on the panel and I've put 18,100 hours on it Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? a bit over 2 years worth. Somewhat odd is that it reports it's only been plugged in for a little over 11 years even though I got it January 2008. I guess power Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

and being unplugged to move it around could account for that, but still seems like a lot of off time over the years. As for the topic on hand I'm disappointed since I really love my Harmony One remote. It's been perfect for me over the years and I'd hate to have to go Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? to using multiple remotes or find some other multifunction remote to use.

Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

Might need to get a backup and program it just to have around in case they do shutdown the software. I'd say it depends entirely on what you are watching. I still have my Pioneer Kuro plasma and have no plans to replace it unless it breaks.

Logitech officially discontinues its Harmony remotes

Second none of the media I watch is at 4K resolution so wouldn't be getting that much of a benefit from the extra resolution. And lastly I feel like my plasma still looks great for the things I watch Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

see no reason to replace it at this time. I'd say it depends entirely on what you are watching. I still have my Pioneer Kuro plasma and have no plans to replace it unless it breaks. Second none of the media I Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? is at 4K resolution so wouldn't be getting that much of a benefit from the extra resolution. And lastly I Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony? like my plasma still looks great for the things I watch so see no reason to replace it at this time.

Yup, that is the problem, it still looks so good I can't force myself to buy something new yet. With new 'gotta have it' technologies always around the corner, it makes me keep waiting too. I have this feeling that I will always have buyer's remorse the moment I pull the trigger on a new set so until mine really needs replacing I keep hesitating.

I'll do it some day. I can tell the plasma is a bit darker than it used to be but it still looks great to me. There really is no alternative to the Harmony short of extremely expensive installer-only stuff like Crestron.

Closest I've found so far is the Sofabaton, but it's not fantastic. They claim they'll continue to support the software. I certainly hope so but I'm not optimistic. They haven't even supported the software while they've been actively selling the remotes, so I'm definitely not optimistic.

Plasma, wow, I thought I was a hold out keeping my antique Pioneer around until 2020. The difference between my outgoing Pioneer and incoming Samsung was like Gremlin vs Ferrari. I've got a 2012 Panny Plasma that is still going strong, and still looks miles better than the Sony X900 I got a few years back. They claim they'll continue to support the software. I certainly hope so but I'm not optimistic.

Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

They haven't even supported the software while they've been actively selling the remotes, so I'm definitely not optimistic. You must have some really old Harmony software. The current version doesn't do that. You must have some really old Harmony software.

Why is Logitech discontinuing Harmony?

The current version doesn't do that. Found and downloaded a newer version. But, in light of this news, I went ahead and grabbed one. I do not want to go back to a bunch of remotes. Plasma, wow, I thought I was a hold out keeping my antique Pioneer around until 2020. The difference between my outgoing Pioneer and incoming Samsung was like Gremlin vs Ferrari. I've got a 2012 Panny Plasma that is still going strong, and still looks miles better than the Sony X900 I got a few years back.

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