After a long time gone without any hardware updates, Logitech finally announced what many of us suspected was happening. TechHive points out a post on the support forums confirming that Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes.
Although Harmony remotes are and continue to be available from various retailers, Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes in the future.
We do not anticipate any impact to our customers by this announcement. We plan to support our Harmony community and new Harmony customers, which includes access to our software and apps to configure and manage your remotes. We also plan to continue updating the platform and adding devices to our Harmony database. Customer and warranty support will continue to be offered.
The company’s universal remotes have been some of the best options – and in recent years almost the only options – for home theater users who want a traditional-style remote that can connect almost anything in a living room and smart home. However, especially as companies like Google, Apple and Amazon have extended their reach into home control and HDMI-CEC connects controls for more devices, the universal remote control market is more than a niche. than ever.
While Logitech considered selling the division in 2013 before keeping it in-house, this time the product line is drawing to a close, with the remaining products being sold through retailers until they are all gone. If you are thinking of getting a Harmony remote, or just getting one as a possible replacement, we broke down the current range of orders at the end of last year to help you choose the one that best suits your setup. For now, they’re available “while supplies last”, with Logitech making it a goal to provide service and support (but probably no new features) for “as long as customers are using it.”