Control4 Halo Touch remote

Control4 Is Shipping the Halo Touch Remote

Snap One is now shipping the new Control4 Halo Touch handheld remote, which offers an easy way to control a Control4 system.

With a machined aluminum construction that ensures long-lasting performance and provides added durability, the Halo Touch remote has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, access to OS3 favourites, a new graphical interface, backlit buttons, push-to-talk voice control, and dual-band Wi-Fi support.

“When Control4 users want something changed immediately, especially relating to TVs or music, their best option is often a handheld remote that has always-on performance and offers one-touch access to volume and content controls,” says Eric Fritz, Director of Product Management, Control. “With the Halo Touch, users are treated to a premium experience that offers all the latest control methods including voice commands and a bright, easy-to-use touchscreen.

The remote offers in-demand capabilities like voice integration with services like Apple TV and Xfinity, and improved lighting control including full colour customization.  

Control4 Halo Touch remote

Snap One says it solicited input from partners to design the new Control4 Halo remotes, adding new features and upgraded technologies while maintaining the sleek aesthetic of the company’s Neeo Remote. Both remotes include backlit buttons for transport controls, user interface functions, and a machined aluminum DPad. Halo offers access to OS3 favourites for easy access to media content, comfort controls, lighting scenes, and other experiences.

“All of the new features and capabilities offer a more intelligent remote control that enables simple media browsing and full control of devices, scenes and automations for AV, lighting, and other programming,” adds Fritz.

Halo Touch features an upgraded dual-band Wi-Fi antenna to support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks, improving reliability with up to five times stronger connections than previous remote models. When you press the new Voice button on the Halo Touch remote, Control4 captures your command with the embedded microphone and dynamically routes it to the proper voice service via proprietary new technology.

Customers can install and add the remote themselves through the Control4 app, allowing immediate use. This allows partners to sell and ship the Halo Touch without a site visit, notes Snap One, enabling rapid upgrades for clients and simplifying the process for more distant clients.

Control4 Halo Touch remote

“Special features like the ability to act as an Apple TV Siri Remote provide a powerful pitch for users that want ultimate simplicity in a single remote without sacrificing access or convenience,” continues Fritz. “What’s more, we designed Halo remote hardware to support future upgrades, so the remotes will get even more powerful and valuable over time as we integrate new features.”

The Halo Touch remote enables quick control of TV experiences through Watch With Voice, delivers more responsive audio experiences with a Recently Played function, and provides full control for the new Control4 Vibrant Linear Lighting Line and other colour-control features and products. The Halo family of remotes also allows you to access user-created favourites and other core smart home capabilities such as automations and customized scenes.

The Halo Touch remote is the second in the Halo line, following the original Halo remote released in January 2023.