has added more functionality to some of its remote control products, and with them the company is aiming for a smarter home. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control now have the ability to control SONOS
wireless HIFi System speakers and Philips
Hue lights, and they offer speech-to-text capabilities through the associated Harmony App.
The speech-to-text functionality is particularly useful for searching for content on your set-top device such as the new Amazon Fire TV
, and the app uses Siri or Android Speech Recognition (depending, obviously, on your device).
This update also grants the Harmony Hub remote setup to a number of devices including Roku boxes as well as the aforementioned Philips lights and SONOS system. The new capabilities are available as of today.
The connected home is still a ways off, but little by little, you can see the shape of it emerging.