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Logitech's new Alexa skill lets you turn your TV on with your voice

Alexa, turn on Netflix

Logitech is releasing a new Alexa skill that will allow you to control your Harmony Hub through the Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices. The new feature will allow users to turn on TVs, control DVRs, and start apps like Netflix using simple voice commands, if your devices are connected through the Harmony Hub or the Harmony Elite remote.

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This means you could walk into your living room and say "Alexa, turn on the TV" or "Alexa, turn on Netflix" and your entertainment system will spring to life. It's one more step toward that smart home of the future, or the end of the world, depending on your perspective. The Harmony Hub isn't limited to controlling your entertainment center either; it can also control your blinds and smart lights through the Echo.

Logitech says the skill is rolling out to US users this week, and will be available in the UK in the coming months. To set up the skill, open your Alexa app, select "Smart Home," then "Get More Smart Home Skills," and search for Harmony.