The Logitech Harmony Express universal remote trades complexity for Amazon Alexa

It’s got a brand-new app to set things up. Touchscreens more like what you’d find on early smartphones. All kinds of buttons that can do all kinds of things. That’s where the Harmony Express really looks to change things. And, of course, programming for all that complexity also become a bit more … Logitech today announced the Harmony Express — a simplified remote control that shuns a touchscreen and eschews an overwhelming amount of buttons and instead relies on Amazon Alexa to do most of the heavy lifting. Setting up activities — and attaching them to myriad buttons — are a thing of the past as the remote is simplified, and relies on the power of your voice. As home entertainment systems have become more complex — and the advent of smart home products only deepened that complexity — Logitech’s remote controls also grew more and more futuristic. complex. And instead of dedicated buttons that will launch various activities, you’l…