Logitech pulls 180, will un-break third-party Harmony home automation

If you’ve spent dozens of hours fine-tuning a home automation setup so that everything just works, you’d be pretty angry if a single firmware update screwed it up. But Logitech is now pledging to make it right for customers wronged by its latest firmware update to the Harmony Hub — by offering yet another update that’ll restore local network control.

While Logitech originally defended its move to make the Harmony Hub unresponsive to third-party home automation software — arguing that the private APIs were never meant to be used for anything except setting up the Harmony Hub for the first time, and that keeping them around meant maintaining a security hole — Logitech has now relented, saying it’s “working to provide a solution for those…

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