Use the $90 Harmony Home Hub and Echo Dot to control your home theater

Is this deal for me?

Get the Logitech Harmony Home Hub and the Amazon Echo Dot (opens in new tab) in one bundled package for just $89.98 at Best Buy. The Home Hub itself (opens in new tab) is normally $90, so it's like you're getting an Echo Dot (normally $50 (opens in new tab)) for free with this deal.

The Home Hub is part of Logitech's Harmony lineup designed to make the universal remote an even better experience. The Harmony Home Hub has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Infrared, which it uses to connect to everything in your home theater setup. You can use the Harmony app to turn your phone or tablet into a universal remote control, too. Logitech has a compatibility list that includes more than 270,000 pieces of equipment. It works with Alexa and the Echo Dot to give you voice control over your home theater.

TL;DR

  • What makes this deal worth considering? - If you've wanted to add home automation to your home theater setup, and combine all those remotes and devices together, this is a great bundle. The price is one of the best we've ever seen for the combo.
  • Things to know before you buy! - If you use Z-Wave or Zigbee wireless protocols, you'll need more than just the Harmony Hub and Echo Dot to control them. You'll also need the Logitech Harmony Home Hub extender (opens in new tab), which is another investment.

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John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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  • If you have roommates / parents who can't understand how to switch on your home entertainment center, or who are sick of wrestling with remotes, this is a killer deal.