If you’re wanting to do away with the clutter of remotes in your home, the Logitech Harmony Elite is the one remote to rule them all: from TV, set-top box and console to compatible smart-home accessories like lights, wireless speakers and internet-connected sensors, it’ll control the lot!
There are three key elements to the Logitech Harmony Elite; the remote, the hub and the app. The Elite connects to the Harmony Hub, which in turn sends out commands to your various devices via infrared, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth - whichever is required. The tasks that the Hub is able to complete can be controlled by the remote itself, or on the app via your iPhone or Android device, where you can programme activities like “Watch Netflix” or other specific smart-home commands like "Listen to Living Room Sonos”. The Hub also includes two separate wired IR devices that you can position in front of your TV or anywhere else around your home entertainment system, so you're free to hide the actual Hub away anywhere you want; it doesn’t need direct line of sight with the remote for it to work.
If you're looking for a simple solution to combine the way you control your entertainment system and your smart-home accessories, the Elite should be at the top of your list.