Amazon Echo now controls Harmony via “Skill”
If you have an Amazon Echo (or Echo Dot) you can now natively control your Logitech Harmony Smart Hub via a “Skill”. It is US only for the moment (suck), but I was able to have a brief play with it anyway (shhh). Overall, it’s nice that it’s there. But, lacks some of the flexibility avaiable with ha-bridge integration (e.g. renaming activities to whatever you want). That said, not everyone want to spin up a box to host a 3rd party bridge app.
ogitech is the latest tech company to embrace Amazon’s Alexa’s voice-controlled smarts, with the news that it is now allowing its customers to control their home entertainment through the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot.
The integration — initially available in the U.S. only, with the U.K. arriving in the “coming months,” – lets owner of Logitech’s Harmony hubs access a new Alexa skill that enables them to turn on their TV, adjust the volume, activate a specific TV app such as Netflix, and listen to music — all by using their voice.