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Logitech working on day one Harmony support for Xbox One

Logitech is working with Microsoft so that its Harmony line of universal remote controls will support the Xbox One when it launches this Friday, Nov. 22, a representative for Logitech told Polygon.

"We are working directly with the Xbox team at MSFT to have Harmony support on Day 1 of Xbox One launch," the representative said.

Logitech's Harmony devices operate a wide range of electronics including cable boxes, DVRs, receivers, televisions and video game consoles. Harmony devices can control the Xbox 360, which has an infrared (IR) sensor. Other Harmony devices can control the PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U through Bluetooth pairing.

Sony's next-gen console, the PlayStation 4, shipped last week without an IR sensor that could be used to support universal remotes. The PS4 does not currently support the Bluetooth remotes that worked with its predecessor, either.

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