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Sony & Logitech demonstrate "Smart Home" control via Android TV

05 Feb 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Later this year, Logitech will release an app for Sony’s Android TVs, which will make the TVs capable of controlling connected devices in your home and set up viewing scenarios. We have recorded Sony’s presentation on video.

Home automation from your TV

Most manufacturers are talking about the smart – or connected – home, and Sony’s entry into the arena seems to partly rely on Android TV and a partnership with Logitech.

The idea is not to make a Sony TV the exclusive center of the living room. It will also be possible to control lights, sensors, and other connected devices from a phone, PC or tablet. However, by making the TV one of the hubs you can set up viewing scenarios such as "dim the lights, turn on the soundbar and roll the curtains down when I want to watch a movie". In other words: things that are relevant to the TV watching experience. You can set up everything directly from the app.



To get started, you need the Logitech Hub and a new Android TV app from Logitech. The app will be released in mid-2016, Logitech confirms to FlatpanelsHD. The Hub is already available for 100 US dollars. If you want to control devices based on the ZigBee protocol you need to purchase an additional ZigBee Hub for 100 US dollars.

In the video you see a 2016 Sony Android TV, a Sony soundbar, Philips Hue, and Hunter Douglas blinds. Logitech currently support more than 270,000 devices, including Nest thermostats, and new products are added to the list constantly.



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