Own a smartphone? Then you know how convenient it is. The Harmony Smart Control system makes it even more so by turning your smartphone into a powerful remote that can control up to eight different home theater components. The system gives you everything you need — a free downloadable app for your smartphone, a wireless hub to forward commands from your phone to your gear, and a spare remote for others to use.
Harmony's free app is available to both iPhone® and Android™ smartphone users. Swipe your phone's touchscreen to change from one component's control panel to the next. You can also group commands together under one-touch activity icons, such as "Watch TV," or "Play a Game." When you select an activity, such as "Watch Movie" for example, the app automatically turns on your TV, receiver, and Blu-ray player — whatever combination is required to make it work in your system.
You can also program up to 50 TV channels with a logo. Want to watch ESPN? Just touch the ESPN icon and let the Smart Control do the rest.
The Harmony Hub is the key to this versatile system. It connects to your home Wi-Fi® network and converts signals from your smartphone into infrared (IR) signals your components can understand. This handy low-profile hub comes with an infrared flasher so you can control components stored behind closed cabinet doors.
Game consoles are covered, too. The hub uses Bluetooth® to communicate with your PS3® and Wii® consoles and uses IR for controlling your Xbox 360®. That eliminates the need for extra remotes, and frees up USB connections on your consoles.
The Smart Control system comes with a simple remote to control the basic functions of your components. Rather than borrowing your smartphone, friends or family members can use this remote to adjust volume, change the channel, or select an activity button.
Easy Internet setup
Simple, guided setup has always been a big part of Harmony's success. The app walks you through the setup process step-by-step. Just by answering a few simple questions about your system, you can have your smartphone app fully programmed within minutes. And if you already own a Harmony remote, you can use your current device and activity settings for even faster setup.