When Logitech decided to end support for its Harmony Link universal media hubs, customers were pissed. And rightly so, because despite the device being a little old (it originally debuted back in 2011), through no fault of their own, their devices would cease to function on March 16, 2018.
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Logitech will be deliberately bricking every unit of the Harmony Link, a universal hub which allows users to control their home theatre systems and a variety of other devices from their smartphones, on 16 March 2018. According to Bleeping Computer, on that date Logitech will issue a firmware update that permanently disables the devices. As Popular Science additionally noted, the Harmony Link relies upon a cloud-based service to function that will be taken offline, ensuring that users will be locked out no matter what.