Sounds like Harmony’s universal remotes will disappear. Logitech said Friday that it will no longer make gadgets – designed to simplify your mixing of a multi-component home theater system ̵
Don’t panic if you’re a Harmony fan; Logitech says the company will not leave you empty-handed.
“We plan to support our Harmony community and new Harmony customers, which includes access to our software and applications to set up and manage your remote devices,” the peripheral manufacturer said in a post on its support site. “We also plan to continue to update the platform and add devices to our Harmony database. Customer support and warranty will continue to be offered.”
Harmony has a fan with CNET reviewer David Katzmeier, who earlier this year included several Harmony devices in his review of. “Logitech Harmony has written a book on universal remote controls,” Katzmeier said.
Now, however, home theater settings are usually simplified around built-in streaming apps and attached audio tapes. And most newer connected devices can also be controlled by smartphones and tablets using apps.
And yet, if you are of the varieties that say, “You can take my Harmony when you distract her from my cold, sleepy while I watch overeating-hand, “you can check the questions and answers in this same Logitech support post.
CNET’s John Falcone contributed to this report.