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Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson

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A great Apple TV remote substitute on sale, but not for long

It’s hands down one of the best – maybe even better – alternatives to the Apple TV remote and for a very limited time one version of the Logitech Harmony remote series is on sale.

Probably lasting 24 hours or less, the Logitech Ultimate Home Remote is $30 off its regular price for $119.99 and that includes shipping through Best Buy at this link.

The Ultimate model – which no longer is listed on Logitech’s website and might be about to be phased out, consolidates 15 individual remotes into one including the Apple TV remote. It works with 270,000-plus devices (including game consoles) through a simple setup via a Mac, PC, or even an iOS device. 

While it doesn’t allow for away-from-home access to remotely check devices, this remote comes with the Harmony Home Hub which lets you control devices that are hidden inside cabinets, making it a great option if you like to keep your devices out of sight. You can even control home automation devices such as Philips hue lights or Nest Learning Thermostat.

It supports all Apple TV gestures – swipe up, swipe down, swipe left, swipe right – and controls your TV volume and native menus from any room. As fellow reviewer Scott Blanchard at StreamBuzz.net said in a recent review of the older Harmony Home Control, “this is hands down the best remote you can buy for an Apple TV.” With the improved Ultimate model and its on-screen display, this model is no different – maybe even better – than the original.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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