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Google says Nest Audio and Chromecast home theater integration is coming

Google says Nest Audio and Chromecast home theater integration is coming

When unused marketing copy for the Nest Audio speaker was spotted in Google Search last week, it suggested a feature that hadn't previously been touted. Like Amazon's Echo speakers with Fire TV and Apple's HomePod with Apple TV (soon), Nest Audios were said to be capable of pairing up with the new Chromecast with Google TV to create a home theater sound system. Google now appears to have confirmed that this is coming.

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Review: Logitech Harmony Express is a universal remote for people with more money than time

Review: Logitech Harmony Express is a universal remote for people with more money than time

The ultimate and original automation convenience is the universal remote: a simple gadget that replaces all your similar devices, turning elaborate multi-step operations into a one-button convenience. Logitech's Harmony series of remotes and hubs have offered one of the best experiences out there, but at the cost of a complex setup and maintenance process. The new Harmony Express streamlines almost everything about the experience, but I don't think that convenience is worth the sky-high price tag.

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Plex gets Alexa support for the ultimate home theater experience

Plex gets Alexa support for the ultimate home theater experience

Plex is simply awesome. I have been using the media server in some form or another for years and the Lifetime Pass sales are always extremely tempting. So when the service gets a new feature or addition, I pay attention. In this case, Amazon's personal assistant and Plex are coming together via a new Alexa skill.

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Logitech Harmony Link Will Make Your Android Phone The Best Remote In The House

Logitech Harmony Link Will Make Your Android Phone The Best Remote In The House

Logitech is bringing its Harmony remote tech to Android in the form of the Logitech Harmony Link. For those that don't know, Harmony is all about controlling your home theater setup with as little effort as possible - imagine a universal remote mashed up with a computer and you're getting there. A hundred bucks gets you a Wi-Fi equipped IR blaster box and an app. The box receives commands from your phone over the Wi-Fi connection, and can relay that to up to 8 IR devices in your home theater setup. The Wi-Fi connection means you don't need line of sight to control the TV anymore, so if you want to turn off the TV from the bathroom, you can do that.

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