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Logitech® Harmony® Smart Control

Turn your smartphone into a powerful Wi-Fi® Harmony remote

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Overview

Our take on the Logitech® Harmony® Smart Control

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 Logitech Smart Control app screenshot

Control up to eight devices by tapping a single activities button (iPhone® not included).

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.

Intuitive control through the Harmony App

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.

Control devices behind closed doors

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.

All this and a backup remote, too

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.

Logitech Harmony Remote Hub

The Harmony Hub (left) relays your smarphone's commands to your system. Use the included remote (right) when your smartphone's not available.

Easy setup

Simple, guided setup has always been a big part of Harmony's success. Just download the free MyHarmony software to your Mac or PC. Then connect the Harmony Hub to it via the provided USB cable. MyHarmony will help you program your remote by asking some simple questions about your system and how you use it. It then downloads the commands and command sequences and sends them wirelessly to the app. And you can use MyHarmony to update your remote whenever you upgrade your system with new gear.

So far the product works great. I am using an old Pioneer AV receiver and CD player. Also hooked up an IPOD doc to control the IPOD. Can control all from outside. I am using the app on my iphone and ipad. The app itself works great. Have not used the remote that came with it.

Stu W, Aldie, VA

What's in the Box:

  • RF/IR hub
  • RF remote (CR2023 battery installed)
  • AC adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • 8' IR blaster
  • 24" micro-USB toUSB type-A cable
  • Setup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Important Information

Product Highlights:

  • free downloadable Harmony control app
    • for iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®
    • for Android™ smartphones using Android 2.3 or later
    • easy Internet-based step-by-step setup
    • swipe and tap touchscreen control
    • one-touch activity icons such as "Watch TV," "Listen to Music," etc.
    • up to 50 one-touch channel icons
    • controls up to 8 devices
    • available from iTunes® and Google Play
  • Harmony Hub
    • connects to Wi-Fi network
    • IR blaster for controlling devices inside cabinets
    • Bluetooth for control of PS3 and Wii game consoles
    • IR control for Xbox 360
    • personalized favorites and settings
    • USB port for downloading commands from MyHarmony (USB cable included)
  • simple remote included for sending commands to Harmony Hub
    • one-touch activity icons such as "Watch TV," "Listen to Music," etc.
    • contoured buttons
    • controls up to 8 devices
    • comfortable, ergonomic design
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Computer requirements:
  • Mac®
    • USB port
    • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
  • PC
    • USB port
    • Windows® Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Reviews

Logitech® Harmony® Smart Control

Average Customer Review(s):

(80 Reviews)

Great remote, no support though

Ben from Sun Prairie, WI on 9/15/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield tech support does not support this item. If you call with issues, they tell you to call Logitech. Then Logitech gives you the run-a-round. I could have bought this from a different online retailer and gotten better support. And better price. It's an ok remote, downfall is that you have to program it using your computer. If you really want this remote, might as well buy it from somewhere that will help you tech support it. Sorry. Otherwise it would be 4 out of 5 stars.

Pros: Strong signal Easy to use once set-up

Cons: Crutchfield doesn't support it. They tell you to call Logitech. Hard to set-up initially. Requires your computer. Would be nice if you could light up the buttons.

Crutchfield response on September 27, 2016 Thanks for your review. We're sorry for the problems with the remote setup. Logitech has asked our customers to contact them directly to resolve these types of problems. For security purposes, our Tech Support team does not have access to your online Logitech account.

Best A/V Purchase Ever

Don from Chicago on 8/1/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is amazing. I went from 5 remotes to just this one overnight. I wanted the touch-screen remote, but went with this one because of the price difference. Configuration is very easy - everything is done through the app. One touch (short or long press) accesses whatever you want to be doing. It even works with my PS3 that I use occasionnaly for DVDs/BlueRay discs. The remote itself feels really good in the hand and the texture of the keys makes it easy to operate even in very low light conditions. The only issue I have had is that this hub requires internet connectivity to work. If your internet goes out, the remote doesn't work. Also, you do need direct line of site from the hub to the IR ports on your devices. One IR blaster is included if you need that for behind an A/V cabinet door, but if your AV stuff is on multiple shelves behind that door, you might need to get an additional blaster. They say the signal from the hub will bounce off walls to make the positioning less critical, but that has not been my experience.

Pros: One remote. iPhone app functions as a remote also. Easy setup. Controls Bluetooth devices.

Cons: Requires internet connection to work. My condo building has had unstable internet connections for the last couple months.

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Stu W from Aldie, VA on 6/30/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far the product works great. I am using an old Pioneer AV receiver and CD player. Also hooked up an IPOD doc to control the IPOD. Can control all from outside. I am using the app on my iphone and ipad. The app itself works great. Have not used the remote that came with it.

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Cons: APp could be designed a little better to understand what to tap to do what. But once you play around with it for a bit, you get the hang of it.

It just works!

Bob from Key West, FL on 5/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have struggled with many remote solutions over the years, and most recently have been using the SimpleControl (aka Rommie Remote) on my iPhone. But what I found was I was the only poerson who could operate my media because of the learning curve. Also that solution did not always work to control my devices. I purchased this Harmony solution hoping that it would have bridge some of the gaps from previous Harmony remotes, and after a little tweaking it is performing perfectly. And my other half now has a remote that can operate everything without needing to use an app. However, I still have the app usability as well - Genius! The push to try this came after I had someone stay in my house and watch the place while I was out of town. She was completely lost with the old solution, so I went looking for something that was more traditional. Now ther learning curve is minimal, because everyone knows how to pickup a physical remote use it!

Pros: Solid performance, minimal learning curve, affordable price

Cons: lacking some IP control support

quick, easy, effective

Mike from portland, OR on 3/28/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I couldn't believe how simple this is to set up. I spent no more than an hour and had about 6 "scenarios" programmed perfectly. It even controlled some of my more obscure devices (multi-room audio stuff).

Pros: easy to set up.

Cons: Didn't seem to find a "macro" mode - i.e. something to allow addition of a defined key sequence once the boot-up was complete

Excellent!

Rob C from mamaroneck, NY on 1/25/2016

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Excellent! Easy set up, easy use, and using you iPhone is perfect, or you can use the supplied remote....I use this remote in the kitchen with the cable box hidden in a cabinet out of site. I recommend this product.....Excellent!

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Great Remote

Dale R. from clifton park, NY on 1/24/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my second Harmony Univ remote and it hasn't disappointed me. Very easy to program and use. My only comment is it should have a back-light for evening use.

Pros: Very easy to operate

Cons: Buttons are very small and for us older folks that's a problem

Great remote. Easy to use.

Brendan from Massachusetts on 1/10/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a great grab. Set up was easier than expected and the results are great. It took a bit of fiddling (30min) to get it up to full functionality but it was painless. My wife likes it because she can do yoga in the man cave by pushing one button (happy wife, happy life). I have a relatively complex setup and it recognized everything. I have all of the equipment in another room and this replaced an ir repeater that was not working that well. I wish I had done this sooner. The remote that came in the box is high quality and feels more expensive than it is.

Pros: Value. Ease of set up. Ease of use. UI of included remote is better than any remote that comes with the equipment.

Cons: Lean printed documentation.

Great remote

Tang7969 from New York on 12/30/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent remote. Pretty easy to set up. I did have to call Logitech to pair up my PS3 but that is probably because of my lack of sleep that I wasn't able to do it on my own. Highly recommended!!

Pros: Easy set up It just works!!

Cons: None so far. I have had it set up for just a few hours if anything changes I will update.

Awesome product! Need one in every room ;)

Anonymous from Stamford, CT on 12/2/2015

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Had this up and running in Minuites, easy to use setup and interface is great! Highly recommend for those tech guys on budget! Worth every penny

Pros: Ease of use, set up etc

Cons: None I've seen thus far

Harmony Smart Control

Roger T from California on 12/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Harmony Smart control is by far the best remote I've ever experienced. It works flawlessly from anywhere in the area where it's meant to be used.

Pros: No more IR, it all works with RF from anywhere.

Cons: None

Great addition to my system

Eddie from Bethesda, MD on 10/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wonderful product. Easy to set up. Connected very well with my ultimate one remote that I already had. Needed to reach Customer Service for a set up glitch but they were wonderful. System works down smooth.

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Cons: Remote does not have an IR port itself. So I cannot control your TV without an IR repeater from the hub. This is critical if it's behind the wall in another room.

Works. Not that easy to set up.

PconCincy from Ohio on 9/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works as advertised. Setting it up was frustrating. I called their tech support team twice (Logitech, not Crutchfield) and they finally got it all squared away. It didn't support my iPhone, so I am using the included remote. Does the basics.

Pros: Works as advertised. Cheaper than my one from them from 8 years ago that finally gave up.

Cons: Setting it up isn't intuitive.

Recommended

AS from Texas on 6/3/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

In a nutshell, I would buy this again. I have a fairly simple set up relative to Crutchfield customers I suppose. A TV on the wall, and a handful of devices channeled through a Denon A/V receiver. My devices are all in a closed cabinet. I keep the DirecTV DVR in its own section because it runs so hot. So clearly the best part of this remote for me is that I can operate all my devices from the couch with the cabinet doors closed, don't even have to bother pointing the remote at the TV (although that's a hard habit to break). I found it easy enough to set up, although there's some room for improvement. I set it up using the iPhone app, maybe it is better to use their web site? Still, I got it working with few issues. One thing I didn't get working because it wasn't clear how (or if) it could be done - controlling the Denon receiver's zone selection when setting up an activity. So specifically, I have kitchen speakers that are a separate zone, and I wanted to set up a one-click "activity" to listen to music through those speakers. No way I could see to tell the Denon to use that zone. But for all of the most used functions, this remote works fine. I do think they should ship it with 2 of the remote IR flashers. I needed one outside the cabinet for the TV, plus one in the separate section with the hot cable box. Luckily I had an extra from an old Logitech universal remote that stopped working a few years back. Otherwise I would be waiting for a second one to ship.

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Nice but could be better

ldlacyguam from Guam on 5/27/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was one of the easier Logitech Harmony Remotes to set up that I've owned. However, it does tend to loose contact with the network, which can be frustrating at times to reconnect. My biggest problem with it loosing contact is when I use the non iPad (external) remote to set the sleep timer on my TV. The next time I want to watch TV I have to use the iPad app to turn everything back on. As long as I use the external remote to turn everything off, I can use it to turn everything back on and to switch between watching TV and/or DVD's.

Pros: Easy to set up from the computer It's small and the Hub doesn't have to be next to the entertainment products. Mine sets in the middle of the room and I don't need the booster. It is very stylish looking.

Cons: It tends to loose contact with the network. The buttons on the external remote are small and close together, especially the number buttons.

Horrible

Pitts from Midland, tx on 4/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Major issues setting up. It seems like the app forgets what to do after a few times. It's also bad at being very intermittent. The actual remote? Wow. It acknowledges it learns commands but will not actually perform them. It's getting sent back.

Pros: None really. I wanted to like it.

Cons: Umm, doesn't work consistently. Remote is horrible.

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Jonathan from Carrollton, TX on 4/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this to replace a Harmony RF remote that was getting old. I connected the hub to my laptop with the supplied USB cable and logged on to my existing MyHarmony account. The website asked if this was a replacement for an existing remote and then transferred all my settings over to the new remote. I set up the wifi password and synced the remote. This remote does not have as many buttons as my old remote so I made a few button changes the next day. The remote control works great. No more pointing at the IR receiver. It works from anywhere within my wifi network. The number keypad has little buttons so they are difficult to press.

Pros: Easy set up. RF remote. Never misses a keypress. Remote feels solid in your hand and has anti-skid texture on the back.

Cons: Android app is a little lacking. The app buttons for the remote do not have frames around the buttons. It is just a bunch of icons on the screen. The interface is not very intuitive. They need to look at the Peel smart remote app.

LIKE IT A LOT

RICHARD from California on 4/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

ILIKE IT BECAUSE EVERTHING IS ONE PAGE WITH MY IPAD AND SETUP IS EASY

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A Cool Product

Gridley from Asheville, North Carolina on 3/11/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once set up, this product works amazingly well on my iPhone. My complaint, however, is that it was pretty hard to set up. I'm still discovering, in hit and miss fashion, how to use the commands for each piece of electronics controlled by this product. A user's manual, of what can be done with the various commands would be helpful.

Pros: I've discovered no bugs with this product as of now. With what I'm currently able to do with it, the products works well.

Cons: Not simple to use; the commands aren't necessarily intuitive. A general user's manual would be helpful - something begun by Logitech, but interactive, can be added to by product users.

Logitech Harmony Smart Control

Bill Z from Las Vegas, NV on 3/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I upgraded from a Harmony 700 Remote to this one. I had read reviews that it didn't work well in a cabinet behind glass. All my equipment behind the glass worked flawless. I had to put the IR blaster outside the cabinet for my TV. All my settings from my Harmony 700 remote were transferred to this one. Also, having the phone app is awesome. Buy this and you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Non lighted buttons

Works Great

KC from Georgia on 1/19/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great; only recommendation is that it only comes with one IR extender

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OK, does it's job

Michael from North Carolina on 1/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The remote does not have an IR sensor so if you can't put an IR sensor or the hub near the TV or stuff not in your media location this won't work. You can buy the Touch or Ultimate which now have IR and RF with the latest firmware updates. Even Crutchfield did not know this.

Pros: Simple to install, updates easy, remote works well.

Cons: Remote has no light, and the phone app is a little slow to work. In addition, a little tricky to get everything working, you have to have some solid understanding of what you want it to do. For me on my zone 2, I had to cheat and use another model number the Denon AVR-S900W where you put the (Zone 2) include parentheses after the serial number to get full Zone 2 support.

Perfect!

Melissa from California on 1/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this for my husband at Christmas. Already had the Harmony 650 but still needed other remotes. This is a fantastic product and he couldn't have been happier! Setting it up does take some time so if you aren't tech savvy or impatient it may not be for you but we are down to one remote and can even control the tv from upstairs in another room!

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Harmony Smart Control

Steve from New Jersey on 1/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced 5 remotes using this remote control. I'm still learning about some of the functions but so far it has solved the problem of all the remotes I needed to use.

Pros: Great price, Crutchfield customer service and tech support is a plus! If you have an elaborate high end system, I would buy one of the more expensive remotes. I use it to operate my TV, Fios Cable Box and Bose Solo TV. It also operates my Bose Wave System. I would highly recommend it for the price alone.

Cons: I just wish the buttons were larger. You need to go online to get instructions for setup, the one that came with the remote is very basic. You can also call tech support. I would recommend Crutchfield. I've used Logitech in the past and usually waited 20 minutes before speaking to anyone.

Logitech® Harmony® Smart Control

Ur12 from Pittsburgh on 12/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was able to eliminate using 3 different remotes. The setup went smoothly as I had read some of the other reviews and had all the model numbers ready. For the setup I downloaded the app to a nook tablet and I had no problems. It took about 40 minutes but I was in no hurry. I bought this for use of the simplified remote. I have no intention to use the mobile app in the near future. We have parents in their upper 80's that stay with us for a week now and then and this remote/hub is the ticket for them.

Pros: Set up was pretty simple. Remote does what we need.

Cons: None so far.

Harmony Smart Control

Vince E from Georgia on 12/22/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Logitech makes products that are designed to be functional. The set up went quickly and now we can enjoy using our entertainment center without the need for 5 different remotes! What a pleasure.

Pros: Easy Setup, functions flawlessly

Cons: none

Almost but not quite...

qlxtgj from Las vegas on 11/7/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised. Smartphone feature is great

Pros: Focuses on activities, but can still control devices individually unlike older versions.

Cons: Not able to address 100% of my electronics.

Great addition to Harmony Family

HowardC from California on 11/2/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been extremely pleased with this product and have been a Harmony user, across multiple houses, for over 10 years. The configuration migration completed without any problems. Having control via my mobile devices is extremely convenient. The MyHarmony application on my desktop is better than the one for my older Harmonies. Navigation is easier and there is more control flexibility. With WiFi communication, line of sight is not required - a requirement in my case. Providing two mini blasters instead of one would have been helpful, but $10 for the 2nd one is not much. I also think 90 day free phone support, instead of 30, would give enough time to sort out any fine tuning of settings.

Pros: Price, migration, MyHarmony application,

Cons: Only 1 mini blaster provided

Works Great

Rarshaiz from Texas on 10/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have read some of the reviews. I do not get the people saying this was a chore to set up... I found it rather easy to set up and operate. I had mine up and running in about 10 min. That includes opening the box. I have never used a Harmony product before either. I also did not read the instructions either. I installed the software which I had downloaded before I even had this product delivered to my door. It walks you through the setup. Not hard at all. The only problem I can think that people may be having is when they put in their model numbers for the products they want to control. I am guessing that maybe they are entering there numbers in in the wrong way but I can not say for sure. Only that my setup was a easy. As others have said the remote is not back lit at all and that would pose a problem for dark rooms when you maybe watching a movie. I myself have no problem with that even though I have a dedicated theater room that is very dark. But I suspect I will probably be using my phone via the app most of the time anyways so it would not be an issue. My setup is as such. Since I have a dedicated theater room in my house my projector is the only thing in it besides seating. All other electronics are in an audio cabinet in the master bedroom closet. I have set the hub up on the bottom shelf of the cabinet and the receiver is on the very top so that its heat can be expelled out the top fast. The hub had no problems turning it on what so ever.

Pros: Very easy setup Works as advertised The remote is comfortable in the hand

Cons: Only thing I can for see is no lighting on the remote for the buttons

Great remote

Mark from 22801 on 10/1/2014

Best remote on the market if you have 6 or less devices. Use the touch version for more devices. I have yet to find an IR controlled product that is not controllable with this remote.

Pros: IR, RF, and Bluetooth control. Very responsive. Easy to customize buttons and activities with your smart phone. Easy to set up if you understand how to operate your electronics.

Cons: Includes only 1 remote IR blaster. Would be nice to include 2 as the do with the touch version.

What the app?

Dennis from Uniondale, NY on 9/27/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the first six days I just loved this system. After that when the app changed it took me fifteen minutes just to find the off button. Putting that aside the hub connects well to my network and it was a snap to set up. I was able to take my settings from my old controller to the new app witch made it easy to set up.

Pros: Great price, works well.

Cons: Last app update makes the system hard to use.

Everyone should have one!

Mark from Southern Maine on 9/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I mostly watch movies, and using 4 remotes wasn't a problem till a guest fouled up all my settings. After resetting all my devices, I remembered my Crutchflield salesperson recommending this when I bought my system. I was skeptical, but after doing the online setup, was impressed by the ease and accuracy of the unit and process. Don't think about this twice.. get one and you will never pick up your remotes again. Simple to set up complex start-up routines.

Pros: Thrilled! Easy, accurate, precise. Like the feel, the thin size and the button shapes and texture. I now have a great compact remote doing the job of 4.

Cons: Could be technical for the beginner.. but the support online was the best.

Works great

devinf from mo on 9/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this controller to replace a harmony one that had a bad screen. So far it's much snappier and more responsive than the harmony one ever dreamed of being. The number pad is too small for my fingers and in a poor position on the remote. Setup was extremely easy compared to the harmony one. I'm controlling a Sony audio receiver PS3 xbox one and directv hr34 and Samsung dlp tv. Works fantastic.

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Harmony smart remote and hub

Anonymous from Irvine California on 9/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Set up was the issue. But once done it works like a charm.

Pros: Reduces remote clutter and turns all equipment on and off beautifully.

Cons: Remote makes mobile apps unnecessaru

Great Item

JC from FL on 9/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This remote was very simple to set up and the IR strength on the HUB is beyond fantastic. I have the hub in living room pointing toward kitchen and the IR on hub even controls the kitchen TV, which is pretty amazing. One note, I believe this item only controls up to 8 devices, but if you upgrade your settings from a previous Logitech Harmony remote, such as 880, it will incorporate and control up to 15 devices (just don't delete any of the devices later, as it will not allow you to "add" anything past 8)!

Pros: Easy to set up. IR on hub is strong.

Cons: Wish you could customize the names of buttons in the apple ap, such as volume for amp1, volume for amp2, as can be confusing if you have more than one volume control in your activity. Directional buttons on home page of activity are not customizable.

Best tech I've purchased in 10yrs!

LeeH from Curtice, OH on 9/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'd give this device 4.5 stars, if I could -- knocking it down only slightly due to: A) its software; which is slow to boot and needs more configuration options, such as home screen selection, colors, button sizes, etc (none of these exist); and B) the remote needs back-lit keys for night-time control. I have kids that constantly leave devices on when they leave the house. My home office is not within line of sight of these devices. Luckily the Logitech Harmony Smart Control comes to the rescue! I fire-up my mobile phone, and can power-down loud TVs and stereos. Occasionally, we misplace remote controls too. Not to fear, our tablets or mobile phones are typically laying around near the family room. Just fire-up the mobile app and all the home entertainment functions are available. Not to mention, the mobile app uses your mobile device's bright screen, so you can always see the remote buttons in the dark!

Pros: Mobile access to all devices within wireless range; Low cost (when compared to other full-featured universal remotes); Ergonomic remote; Fairly easy to setup, with excellent device support right-out of the box.

Cons: Mobile app software needs more configuration options; Included ergonomic remote needs back-lit buttons for night-time usage.

Logitech Harmony

Andy D from Lebanon, PA on 8/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my basement because I have a media closet that contains my receiver, cable box and DVD player. This control works exactly how I planned it would! I don't need to open the closet door to control these units anymore. I can also point at the projector screen to change the channel like it is a regular TV which I really like. Would have been rated 5 stars but there is no IR on the harmony smart remote which could control my projector that is mounted outside of my closet. I still need to keep my projector remote because of this.

Pros: Works awesome and very simple to use!

Cons: No IR on the remote

Wifi Harmony remote

Christian K from Fl on 8/12/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This system is close to perfection. The remote that comes with it is too basic though. You have to use your cell phone, tablet or your original remote to access any special functions. The only reason any of that is bad is due to the loading time. Sometimes even the remote control that comes with it will act very sluggish. I think it is due to the fact that it has to work over your network. Either way it works. Setup was a breeze for both of my media rooms. The remote is perfect for my wife who just wants it to work.

Pros: Easy setup, easy to use, endless remote options due to Harmony's app, Price.

Cons: The remote does not offer enough buttons. The remote can be slow and startup on your device can take a while. Especially if there is a firmware update.

Great remote

Jdan from Colorado on 8/11/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is a great remote that just works very well. I'm impressed!

Pros: You can customize it to preform special features on individual devices. One push of a button it will turn on the TV, select the input and turn the device for that input and be the remote for it. It works off of radio frequency, so you don't have to to point the remote. If you are feeling too lazy to reach for the remote you can use the App on your phone.

Cons: The set up process is a little involved. there is a small learning curve to understanding the buttons. Read the instructions for placement of the hum and transmitter.

Best Harmony Yet

dossef200 from Mint Hill, NC on 8/10/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily the best yet from Harmony. No more holding the remote in the direction of your tv & entertainment center. No more having to connect remote to PC via USB to complete setup or make changes. Phone / tablet app remotes are intuitive. Physical remote is great too minus the absence of backlighting & device selection. No noticeable delays after input. Great product.

Pros: Intuitive app Easy setup Easy changes No cords; wireless sync No line of sight Responsive and fast

Cons: No backlighting on remote No device selection on remote

Works great!

LVVW from Henderson, NV on 8/9/2014

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This performs better than my old harmony remote, which I thought was great!

Pros: Set up was pretty easy. Love that it does not have to be line of sight. And I love the iOS app!

Cons: My only critique is if you started watching tv with the remote and want to use the app on your iOS device it shuts off entertainment devices.

Awsom system

ernst from West Hollywood on 7/30/2014

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It comes with an easy setup. And it simply works. I can finally push ONE button to watch TV or DVD or Apple TV without having to go thru 3 or 4 remotes. Just have your serials ready and then it is a kids game. Great value for price. Not only that it works on your iPad, iPhone, Android and no problem to set it up : it is simply automatic!

Pros: All of it great value for money

Cons: You need the SN of all your gears and when it is located on the back of your amp rant is in your closed with all your wires. You get the point

Great Remote

Anonymous from Houston, TX on 7/16/2014

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Great simple solution for replacing multiple remotes. The supplied "basic" remote is perfect for my wife and kids; however, using the iPad/iPhone app you can control the full functionality of all components (including a PS3 and AppleTV).

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Cons: I have a multi-zone receiver and you must add a "device" for each zone; however, the app only allows for 8 devices.

Wow, Best remote compare it to anything up to $500.00 plus

Scott from Chagrin Falls, Ohio on 7/13/2014

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I have owned e few older harmony all in one remotes in the past that I paid well over $300.00 dollars for. I am know switching each room to this remote. The other units have a difficult setup, this one tales seconds. The ipad and iphone apps are incredible. The remote on its on is what we use the most of and does everything you need for any unit. You can not beat this for $99.00.

Pros: Super Easy Programming Great use with ipad or iphone, just like the $500.00 plus digital models Remote is phenomenal on its own.

Cons: Not one I have come across.

Big improvement over my old Harmony

FiloD from SSF, CA on 7/5/2014

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It is an improvement over my old Harmony 620 and I love the IR. Apps is ok but I prefer using the remote. I find it too much time to open your apps just to control the TV. Not a con but a suggestion - there should be a default to future Harmony where you can turn off all that will act as reset if something is not working properly. Right now I think you should use the app for this

Pros: IR is an improvement App is ok, but I end up usually using the remote Nice looking

Cons: One could easily forget what is programmed in the second function of a button An issue for other members of the family who did not set up the remote Once they keep on using it then the wife stops asking :)

Love it!

Cosmo Dog from New York, NY on 6/21/2014

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My old Logitech Harmony finally died and I decided to upgrade to replace it with this Harmony Smart Control. This one represents a huge improvement over my old Harmony remote which used IR signals. Because the old remote needed to fire off a sequence of IR commands to turn equipment on and off, I needed to keep the remote aimed at my equipment. Initiate something like "watch TV", and if you moved the old remote, everything would get out of sync - very frustrating. Nevertheless, the idea of a universal remote with macro commands still had me sold on the old Harmony remote. Now, this new Smart Control fixes all that. The remote talks to the IR receiver and the receiver broacasts the IR signals. Since the receiver stays put, I no longer need to keep the remote aimed at my stack for several seconds whenever I'm turning equipment on and off. Excellent!!!!

Pros: Don't need to aim the remote at the equipment stack. Also, very responsive!

Cons: I use a Belkin power strip with a remote to power off my equipment when not in use to conserve energy. Too bad Logitech doesn't support the Belkin power strip.

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Janet G from Brooklyn, NY on 6/12/2014

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I love this remote! I had another Harmony remote but that one got a little glitchy. I bought this one as recommended by a friend and I am happy I did. It was super easy to program and has been working beautifully. And I called Crutchfield about a question I had (I love the free tech support) and they were very helpful. Buy this remote!!!

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New approach to Universal Remotes that works

NormP from The Woodlands, TX on 5/18/2014

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Previous Universal Remotes (URs) that I have used work by sending multiple signals (IR or other) from the remote to control multiple pieces of equipment . You know, if you have used these, what can happen - - some of the commands work and some don't. You then have to deal with out of sync components, and tiresome remote processes (Is your TV on?, Is your Receiver on? Is you DVD player on? Is you receiver set to the DVD?, and so on). Harmony, with their former models had solved the set up problem by using a computer connection and the internet configure the remote - - this was great, but these URs still had the hit or miss control problem. This new remote seems to solve this, at least for me. With it, the main control unit sits in the cabinet with your equipment, logged in to your wireless network. The handheld piece is also connected to the wireless network, and when you push a button, the command is sent over the network to the main unit, which then sends out the signals (IR, or Bluetooth, or whatever) to the equipment . You can plug in up to 2 remote transmitters (one is included), to control equipment in a different location, like the TV. Once you get the main unit and the remote transmitter positioned properly, the commands you send over the wireless network operate very reliably. A couple of other great new features: You can also control things using an app on your smart phone or tablet (Apple and Android are supported), AND you can use the app to set up the remote.

Pros: Works very reliably once set up and positioned properly. Can be controlled by any number of smart phones / Tablets

Cons: Needs a robust wireless network environment , an a familiarity with how these work . Some trial and error is needed to get the equipment positioned (a one time effort)

Wife approved

Bruce from Cincinnati, OH on 5/7/2014

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What a great way to family proof my home theater, easy to setup and total acceptance from the boss (wife). Works great with my Yamaha receiver, Yamaha Blu-ray, PS3, Tivo Roamio and Epson 5030UB. No more wife aggro!

Pros: Ease of setup, couldn't be easier. I think my wife could have done it!

Cons: None yet.

Harmony

hfh from Woodbine, MD on 4/30/2014

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product is great. only thing is it takes a little bit of time to setup

Pros: The remote is awesome; it's razor thin and works great.

Cons: Setup takes a little bit of time

Perfect for multi-room, including garage & pool

Oregonian stuck in Indiana from Marion, IN on 4/16/2014

A late review on a fantastic Xmas gift. WHAT an absolute GEM!!! Our home (we are 3rd owners) was wired for LR, garage and pool speakers (with a manual Monster speaker selector--SIGH), and I've been waiting for a product that lets me select and change the music from wherever I am working (garage) or lazing away (poolside). This is it, as long as you have a decent wifi setup. I have this paired with my iPad mini and iPhone 5c--works perfectly. The app hasn't plagued me with glitches, but it can take 5-10 seconds to find/pair with the wifi module some distance away...in my basement. But it always finds it, and once paired it stays so. My other rooms are powered via a 20+ years Pioneer, which was there on the device list. Amazing. Ditto with my 20+ years Pioneer 6-CD changer, my latest DirecTV HD box, and my 3-year-old Panny plasma and BD player. The biggest hassle with the set-up was finding the model numbers on each unit! Once found, I wrote them down and first created the device list, then my music profiles. Takes some time, but the on-screen process was easy. Now, when I'm in my shop I can listen to SportsCenter (audio only), satellite music (DirecTV stations), old CDs, and even radio. Poolside, too. The app lets me pick my sources by profile or (what I usually do) by the specific component. The Logi remote is quicker than app, but I usu like to see a display. Do yourself a favor and buy this! It does everything I wanted. No idea why others have wifi issues

Pros: easy set-up, extremely flexible, always have remote (phone or tablet) with me, can control from anywhere in house or back yard

Cons: pairing with wifi slower than line of sight IR remote

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Anonymous from Staten Island, NY on 3/6/2014

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Great remote...easy to setup.

Pros: Ease of setup

Cons: None

Works great except for the IR mini blaster

Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 2/21/2014

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I purchased this product based on some good reviews from friends I know who bought this. I have new home theater set up with all the devices in a closet, wanted an all in one remote that I can operate when watching movies and not bother about which direction I point my remote..the installation and set up was all good and breezy until I had to deal with the min IR blaster..I just couldn't get it to work, I needed it to work to operate my overhead projector BENQ W1070..which was couple of feet away. I figured I was trying too hard to make it work..the repeated on-off cycles that I was doing was going to burn up my costly AVR eventually. For overall set up , installation, and basic functionality I would give a 5 star rating but the mini blaster killed it for me...and I think this product is was over priced as well.. I had to return the product within 2 days...thanks to Crutchfield.com, the customer support was excellent and courteous and understood my problem as well..a 5 star rating for them. Got all the money refunded within 3-4 days.

Pros: Basic functionality works Easy set up and installation Logitech support guys tried to be helpful

Cons: IR mini blaster does not work at all Product over priced

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Cass from Melbourne Beach, FL on 2/5/2014

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For the first time a remote that allows easy station identification for selection. Installed the unit in an inclosed glass door cabinet and had very little difficulty positioning the Blaster and hub for proper operation. Just follow the instructions suggestions for easy installation. I am using both iPhone and iPad Air for control and both provide excellent performance.

Pros: Excellent performance in all respects.

Cons: May require a little time to adjust the position of the blaster and hub for an inclosed multilevel equipment cabinet.

So far so good

DennisB from Louisville, KY on 1/22/2014

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So far things have gone really well. Only had the Harmony for a couple of weeks, but once I got it set-up, there have been very few issues. It's worked well and as expected.

Pros: Being able to put all of our components in a closet, out of sight, has been really nice. Thus far it's been reliable and I have had no issues or problems. It's worked great. The one button function to turn everything on/off has been really nice & much easier than turning things on individually. Once I realized I could fine tune the remote to control various components (channel on one, volume on another, etc...) it's been even better.

Cons: The set-up took a little bit of time, mainly for the remote itself. I had to update java on my Mac to access the on-line app/controls, but honestly not a huge deal. Might be a little bit of a challenge if you aren't technically inclined.. I prefer the Harmony remote as opposed to the iPhone app. I'm not a hug fan of the set-up of the iPhone app, but that's just me.

Easy to setup and use

Ryan from Liberty Twp, OH on 1/22/2014

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Really easy to set up on iPhone, iPad, and iPod device and the remote included. Perfect for use where setup is located in a cabinet and can't use remotes included with device. Can do everything I need from device - very practical. Best option for the price.

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MarkU from Essex, ct on 1/15/2014

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A three was as low as I could go. Most of the rating goes to Crutchfield for there great service and competitive price. A fraction of the third star goes to the product. It is clever but setting without calling tech support was difficult. The way the packaging is designed is Apple like but the intuitiveness in the software, hardware and little note in the box did not go quite as easily as it could if only a few sentences would be added to the shipped instructions. The way that Logitech has approached remote emulation is very clever as you deal in activities that link tasks and devices. The product itself is ok with a few minor bugs that I am sure are related to the video, cable and audio equipment configuration. After using this for a couple of weeks I might not recommend it as it still has not solved all of my devices.

Pros: does work. clever design. adequate implementation.

Cons: bad documentation. some incompatibility with device configurations

Great remote

Alan L from Millbrae, CA on 1/6/2014

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Remote is very easy to setup and use. I have previously used the Logitech 890 and this one is much easier setup since you don't need to connect it to the computer for each little change. The remote feels great as well even thought it is described as a optional remote. I use both the app and remote and both work well. Ordering a second one for the dining room.

Pros: Nice build, ease of setup, and ability to use smartphone and tablet

Cons: No charging, backlite keys, and only 3 direct activities (6 total) to control from remote, only one extra IR blaster included

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candace from ohio on 1/2/2014

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Love this remote. It's so great to have all in one. And the app is so convenient!

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One Fabulous Accessory

Joseph from Hobe Sound, FL on 12/15/2013

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After looking for a great remote control for many many years, I have found it. It required fine tuning until I got all my components working like I wanted. It is definitely a "must have" for the home theater. My remote programs a 70" Sharp TV, a Yamaha RX-V2500 7.1 ch receiver, a Pioneer Elite SC-67 9.2 channel receiver, an Oppo 103 Blu-Ray, and a Dish Sat/DVR receiver. Speakers are connected in 2 rooms and a patio. This remote does it all.

Pros: Elegant, Effective, Easily Programmable, Long lasting battery charge, Good Visuals. Nice size.

Cons: Price is a bit steep (but well worth it). A bit of a learning curve depending on the equipment and complexity of the programming user desires. Not difficult just time consuming.

Waste of time

Anonymous from Denver, CO on 11/28/2013

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Frustrating to set up even if you wifi is working. The App never sync'd and tried numerous times to get to work. Don't bother buying this product, unless you like wasting your time setting up a "simple" remote.

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Cons: Does NOT work

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Rhett from Denham Springs, LA on 11/18/2013

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Buyer beware. When first purchased the unit worked as advertised and it was all we needed. Recently (after about 2 months) it started losing WiFi connectivity. It has become unusable. There is a long diatribe on the Logitech site about problems with this system. A recent firmware upgrade was supposed to address the problem but has not worked for me. A few others indicate that the firmware upgrade worked so-so. I hope those with recent purchases have better luck than I. I've e-mailed Harmony and have not received any response.

Pros: If you get one that works it is perfect for a minimalist user who wanted RF capability to avoid IR.

Cons: It does not work.

Great Remote

Doc Young from Dallas, TX on 11/18/2013

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Easy to set-up, easy to use. I am using on an Android phone. Have had for 2 weeks now. This replaces my 880 logitech remote. Even the simple remote that comes the the hud is great remote.

Pros: Easy of use

Cons: None so far

Smart Control for Dummies

HausMusic from Newburyport, MA on 11/17/2013

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For no nonsense setups, i.e. DVD player, cable box, and TV, it couldn't get any easier. I installed this in a customer's kids TV room and it has become hassle-free for his wife, mother-in-law, babysitters, whoever to either watch TV or play a movie. Perfect universal remote to 'dumb-it-down' for the non-techie.

Pros: Simple setup via myharmony.com; true plug-and-play functionality; it just works.

Cons: IR blaster should come with adhesive.

A Great Addition Of Harmony In My House

EricS from Glendale, CA on 11/3/2013

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My third addition to a Harmony Remote to my house, and I just bought another. You can use it fool proof for the whole family (the Ultimate is a tricky one to get to the channel key in pad, whereas the Smart Control has a channel number pad on it), and it looks good!

Pros: Easy to program, sleek design and look, can use the remote or your SmartPhone.

Cons: No infrared, so must still use the original remote for volume. The hub should have some mounting holes so you can mount it to a wall or somewhere else.

Harmony Smart Control

Emmanuel K. from Alpharetta, GA on 10/25/2013

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This is a great product. Works very well. Got it because I have all of my audio visual devices in a cabinet and the remote for my DirecTV could not contro the volume on my Onkyo Receiver when the cabinet was closed. I set this up and it works exactly as advertised.

Pros: Controls the devices hidden in a cabinet.

Cons: Instructions for setting up need to be a little better.

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Mike from Minnesota on 10/24/2013

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This product works great!! Was thinking of different ways to operate my complex system, and this fit the bill. Would have given it 5 stars but initial setup (looking for hubs) was a bit challenging. My wife loves it since she no longer has to stand "in front" of the system and hope everything turns on ok. The HELP is way better than my old Logitech remote since it doesn't ask a bunch of questions I don't have an answer for anyway. The mobile app is pretty awesome as well. It also works well with APPLE TV !!

Pros: Works...even thru walls Help is simple to use Included remote is simple and also works thru walls.

Cons: Initial Setup No HELP button on included remote, only thru the APP.

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Parag from Notmal on 10/21/2013

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Ok doesn't work always

Pros: Replaces all the remote with 1

Cons: Setup is long and is very difficult no documentation provided it not a total replacement for remote

Logitech has another winner

Norjg from Madison, WI on 10/16/2013

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The Logitech Harmony Smart Control does what it should. It lets you control your audio and video devices from Android and iOS devices. It is convenient having the controls for all (most) of my audio and video components in 1 device.

Pros: Setup was easy. The device works well.

Cons: Although I thought setup was easy, the instructions were limited. There were gaps in the instructions that were not too intuitive. A friend has the similar device and had to call customer support at least 2 times for assistance. I learned from him. Only 8 devices can be controlled. Since this is digital and memory prices are low, the limit should be higher. I had to eliminate 2 devices from the control.

Great if you leave the lights on and don't skip commercials

Steve from Atlanta, GA on 10/15/2013

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I watch almost everything via DVR on a time delay so I skip commercials. I hit the skip forward button more than any other. I should have studied up on this remote more because I was baffled at the lack of a skip button. Even the expensive version of the remote does not have skip buttons. The long press skip does not work with my Uverse box, plus long-press-to-skip is not a reasonable solution for me. So I programmed the colored buttons to skip, although they're not an ergonomic fit for skipping and I'm not the only remote user, so it became a problem. We watch in a darkened room where this remote is near impossible to use until you've memorized the key locations. The app is pretty neat although it is much, much less efficient than using a remote. I have to keep skipping between 3 or 4 screens to work the basic controls, and I (obviously) can't feel the buttons so there is no ergonomic benefit. The virtual skip forward / back buttons are even disabled in the app. Someone at Logitech apparently has a beef with skip buttons on remotes - makes no sense to me. But at least the app is backlit, and while the gestures are pretty cool, they don't approach the usefulness of a well designed remote. The hub is just fantastic - in theory, it could employ all kinds of Wi-Fi or RF enabled devices as remotes, though in practice we'll have to wait and see what develops. I expect I'll re-purchase the hub at some point in the future when it works with a remote that suits me.

Pros: - Impress your friends with the ability to use your (or their) tablet/smartphone to control your system. - Thorough program-ability via Harmony's online site - extensive device support and ability to create sophisticated activity controls. - The hub distributes IR effectively to multiple components on opaque shelves. - The use of RF between the remote and the hub avoids line-of-sight issues, and helps to ensure that long macro sequences are fully delivered to the appropriate devices

Cons: No supported backlit remote controls with skip buttons (yet). Until one is available I'll stick with my Harmony 670.

Good inexpensive way to control devices out of sight but with limitati

coolpal from Atlanta, GA on 10/4/2013

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I have been a logitech harmony user (and could probably be called a fan) for over 5 years now but mostly used the regular IR remotes. Recently purchased this as this was the most inexpensive harmony to control devices out of sight (mine were in a bookshelf cabinet with doors) and for the most part like it for that purpose, but the lack of IR on the small remote that's included is a minor inconvenience as my TV is wall mounted and the included blasters can't reach that (I knew this limitation before I made the purchase). The things I like in this package is the ability to use smartphones to control the device (tho I hardly find myself using this option so far), the ability to control PS3 (via bluetooth pairing) without any additional hardware, surprisingly better than my older harmonys for controlling the newer roku (3?) and most of all a great price I was able to grab this for. On the flip side, the included basic remote is lacking some much needed buttons like help (to fix issues with an activity button not firing everything up the way it was programmed), dedicated skip and fast forward buttons (long press gets this done, but on a device like Tivo, the lack of dedicated buttons makes the navigation that much harder) and biggest of all, the ability to pick a device instead of an activity (the lack of screen is most likely the reason for this being absent). All of these are moot points if you want to use your smartphone. pal :)

Pros: relatively inexpensive, controls bluetooth devices too, RF and WIFI access

Cons: lacks a full featured remote, not long enough cable for the mini IR blaster

Excellent but limited

P. from Philadelphia, PA on 10/3/2013

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I purchased this remote to replace my Monster MCC AVL300-S (basically a rebranded Harmony 890) remote. I've used several Harmony remotes in the past, most recently a Harmony One and 550; as well as a multitude of other universal remotes in the past. The first thing I noticed was the ease of setup compared to the older Harmony remotes. The iOS and Android app make setup much easier than using a computer. You still need to use a computer (to access myharmony.com) if you want to change specific buttons for an activity. I've been using the remote for a few weeks now. The only downfalls of the product are that it has no IR (on the remote) and the keys are not backlit; most likely because of the battery (lithium coin cell) which is supposed to last a year. The IR is not an issue for most people unless you have your TV in one room and equipment in another; even then you can use the IR blaster and run the wire to the TV, but that is not always easy. For most people the hub will be in the same room as the equipment and you'll have no issues. Regarding the lack of a backlit display, it's not too much of a problem, the buttons are easy to remember for common commands. Button placement is good and each button can be programmed for a short press and a long press which is a great addition to the lineup. I don't plan on using the apps to control my equipment often, only for specific commands I need rarely, if it's important enough of a command I can customize the remote for it.

Pros: Great value, best remote in it's price range. RF, simple setup, great feeling remote. Latency for button presses out of the box is much better than other remotes I've used with tweaking. Also controls my PS3 without any additional adapters (and does so very smoothly).

Cons: No IR on the remote, and keys are not backlit. Also, maximum of 6 activities for the remote (I believe the app can have more activities), and 8 devices (seemingly arbitrary device limit to separate this "low end" remote from their "Ultimate" line)

Most things I wanted at a reasonable price

Odi from California on 8/12/2013

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It was finally time to upgrade from a Harmony 550 because the down direction was sporadically working, and my research showed this newly released remote would be a perfect fit for me. After using it for a couple of weeks, it does not disappoint! The biggest benefit for me is that the IR blaster sits in range of everything, so you can press a button and put the remote down. No more "help screen" needed because my wife or mother-in-law didn't point the remote long enough at the devices. No more trying to get line of sight from the kitchen counter or dining table. The next benefit for me is the non-LCD remote. I dreaded the reviews of other newer Harmony remotes with charging stations and awkward touchscreen interfaces, especially because of my toddler. This simplistic remote (which hopefully can be replaced for $30, the difference in price between Smart Control and Ultimate Hub) is great, with the brains placed high out of reach. Other benefits for me include PS3 control for movies, 10 command custom sequences (my old remote only had 6), and the ability to update the hub via iPhone app (you can even use the full computer based interface, and then use the app to sync the changes). I originally thought 1 IR blaster only would be a con, but I didn't even need a blaster. The hub is powered from the wall and seems to emit strongly enough to not need line of sight with the TV (reflecting off walls 10 feet away, I only needed to increase the delay between button presses for the TV).

Pros: No line of sight needed with remote / app, non LCD / Touchscreen remote, PS3 / Wii control, iOS / Android control and programming

Cons: iOS app default layout not intuitive, no way to copy custom layout between devices, custom sequences only for Smart Control Remote, custom sequences specific to each activity (I needed to enter 3 10 command sequences 3 times), iOS app must scan and cannot specify IP of remote

Everything I've ever wanted in a remote

Page H from Northern Virginia on 7/22/2013

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This is the reasonably priced, high feature remote i've been waiting years to get. In the past, any remote that did everything I wanted was too expensive. Not anymore!

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Love this remote

Geekysqueek from Wisconsin on 7/12/2013

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I've had quite a few Logitech Harmony Remotes: from 520, 880, One and some old ones I can't even remember model name. With my new Theater set up all the equipment installed inside the niche and my Harmony One angle wasn't turning on some of the components. I first thought upgrading to Touch, however it had mixed reviews so I pulled the trigger on relatively inexpensive Smart Control. I figured I don't need $350 version that just is a glorified remote that has touchscreen. Set up was easy, now I can control it from any iDevice I have in my house and have spare remote with hardware buttons that I like. I had to replace my first Smart Control since it wasn't connecting to my Wi-fi, Crutchfield sent me a new one which worked just fine.

Pros: Simple, easy to set up, a lot of flexibility with positioning, doesn't need direct line of sight for remote or phone to operate; reasonably priced

Cons: Remote buttons are not led; web set up on Mac won't work with Chrome; only 2.4 Ghz Wi-fi compatibility

Best in class

sandman42 from Wake Forest, NC on 7/8/2013

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I've owned many Harmony and other universal remotes. The Harmony Smart Remote blows all away. Bluetooth technology eliminates any line-of-sight issues, and makes my smartphone into another remote. The hardest part of setup is placement of the hub and any IR blasters you need.

Pros: 1. Huge supported devices list 2. Extremely easy setup 3. The Hub: 3a. Bridges Bluetooth to Infrared. Think RF performance through walls, etc. 3b. Centralizes the logic & allows multiple simultaneous remotes. Substitute or add 1 or more smartphones/tablets as remotes w/different button layout for each. 3c. Supports BT devices (PS3) that don't work with IR or RF.

Cons: 1. For the price Logitech could include (2) IR blasters 2. The BT transmitter remote buttons aren't backlit and don't glow. Invisible in the dark. 3. The BT transmitter remote lacks special-function programmable buttons. Controlling a TV, satellite DVR, and audio receiver every button is already allocated.

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Anonymous from Mt. Pleasant, SC on 6/27/2013

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Excellent remote. Works ten times better than my Aeros Universal remote. I can make changes to the programming myself; therefore, eliminating the need of having a tech come out because he has the programming software. The swipe features are the coolest thing ever. The only issue I am having currently is editing my favorites after initial setup. I used my PC to update favorites and synced with hub; however, when I sync my iphone with the hub the changes do not appear.

Pros: Easy setup and easy to use. Works great even from a different room.

Cons: Editing after initial setup.

Great remote & technology...

CN from ATL, GA on 6/24/2013

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I was concerned by some comments regarding the setup. Needless to say, all went fine and we had 3 iphones and an ipad setup within minutes. On a daily basis, we are able to access any option at an amazing speed with no problems. My husband really enjoy the versatility and no longer need to worry with looking for the remote control.

Pros: Fast and easy setup, quick response and function. Incredible product!

Cons: NONE

Very nice remote

Chris from Lexington, KY on 6/18/2013

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Works well, looks good, and the build quality is excellent. It was easy to set up with the iphone app because I upgraded from another Harmony, so it gave me the option of importing my TV activity and settings. The only thing not imported were customized button settings. I have my hub in the open with no enclosed devices (only TV and sat receiver), so I don't have to use the mini-blaster. The remote uses a replaceable CR2032 coin battery that Logitech says should last a year or more, but since I really don't use the iphone as my remote, I'm not sure how long the battery will really last. If I get about three months I'll be happy... we'll see. And the battery type also explains why the buttons aren't backlit. A note on the "Help" feature: there is no "help" button on the remote because there's no display to guide you... only the app has it. Also, there is currently a flaw in the app because the help feature is only available when activities are "on", it's not available upon turning activities off. This means that if your TV or cable/sat box doesn't turn off, you have to either turn it off at the device or use the original remote (which defeats the purpose of the Harmony remote). I called Logitech, they verified it, and said they would "elevate" it to have the app updated... we'll see if they follow through. And I would have rated 5 stars, but very poor documentation and tech support's (aka "customer service") lack of product training lowered the rating a bit.

Pros: Works well, looks good, high quality build.

Cons: 1. The app lacks the "Help" feature when activities are turned off. What happens if a device doesn't turn off ?? 2. Poor documentation. 3. Logitech's tech support is poor to fair. Lack of product training. I actually had to correct them a few times.

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Wahoowa from Washington, DC on 6/8/2013

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Replaced my old Harmony remote and am so glad I did. So much simpler and easy to use. Fast response. Snappy buttons. Not sure I will use the iPhone app that much, but it was necessary for the setup and extremely easy to follow and use for set up. I am very pleased with this purchase and a great value too.

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Harmony Smart Control: The Logitech Harmony Smart Control lets you control your home theater components from your Apple iOS or Android device, via a downloadable remote app. Using the Harmony Smart Control, the MyHarmondy Desktop Software, the free Harmony App, and your Apple iOS/Android device, you can consolidate eight remotes into one simple mobile remote application. The Harmony Smart Control comes with an WiFi/RF Hub, IR blaster, AC adapter, USB cable, and a basic RF remote control.

MyHarmony Desktop Software: You will need to use the MyHarmony desktop software to add devices, setup, configure, and program the Harmony Smart Control. The MyHarmony desktop software downloads for free to your Windows PC or Mac computer, and the Harmony Smart Control connects to your PC or computer via the included USB cable. By connecting the Harmony Smart Control to your Windows PC or Mac computer running the MyHarmony desktop software, you can enter your device information, create activities and choose your favorites. With this information, the MyHarmony desktop software will configure the Harmony Smart Control to operate your entertainment system. During setup you will be prompted to enter your network password in order to connect the Smart Control Hub to your wireless home network, so you can use the free Harmony App on your Apple iOS or Android device. Your can return to the MyHarmony desktop software program any time to update your configuration, though many settings can also be maintained directly from the Harmon App on your apple iOS/Android device. The Harmony database has over 270,000 electronic devices from over 6,000 manufacturers.

System Requirements: Your PC or computer will need to meet the following system requirements.

  • Windows-based PC:
    • Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
    • USB type-A port
    • Internet access
  • Intel-based Mac Computer:
    • Macintosh OS X 10.6 or later
    • USB type-A port
    • Internet access

Harmony Remote App: Download the Harmony App from the Apple App Store or Google Play and turn your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.3.3+) device into a personal universal remote, when your Apple iOS or Android device is paired with the Harmony Smart Control Hub. Your Apple iOS/Android device will transmit WiFi commands to the Smart Control's Hub, which then turns these same commands into IR and Bluetooth for control of your IR audio/video components and Bluetooth game console. This app gives you control of your entertainment devices; including TV, DVR, Cable box, Receiver, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, and more. You also get 50 favorite channel icons and one-touch activity control.

Control Hub w/ IR Blaster: The included Hub turns network commands from your Apple iOS/Android device and remote app into IR and Bluetooth commands your home theater devices and game consoles can understand. The Hub send these same commands to the included IR blaster which can be placed beside a hidden IR component or directly to a Bluetooth game console. You'll be able to control your IR audio/video component and Bluetooth game console (like PS3/Wii/Xbox 360), even if they are in an enclosed cabinet or behind a wall.

Remote Commands: The Harmony Smart Control offers a variety of unique remote commands from your Apple iOS or Android device with the Harmony App installed.

  • Activities: The Harmony App uses Activity Control to give you one-touch control of your entertainment system. You can use the Activity buttons to power on your TV, DVD player, A/V receiver, set all your inputs and even activate play without having to program time consuming macros. Once all of your equipment is "On", the buttons on the app are also automatically configured for the appropriate operation.
  • Gestures: When an Activity is running, swiping up from the bottom of the touchscreen on your Apple iOS/Android device will display the gesture screen. Here, simple taps and swipes will perform functions related to the current Activity such as changing the volume, skipping forward or backward, pausing and playing, etc. Tap the button at the top of the screen to see what gestures are available for each Activity.
  • Favorites: Favorites are your favorite TV channels. Using the MyHarmony desktop software you can select up to 50 favorite channels to display on the remote app. Selecting a favorite channel will start your "Watch TV" activity, if it's not already started, and tune directly to that channel. Using the touchscreen of your Apple iOS/Android device, you can add, remove and reorder your favorite channels right on the remote.
  • System Off: One push of the off button turns off all the equipment in your system.
  • Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function, the help button will guide you through the fix using the remote app.

Simple RF Remote: When your Apple iOS or Android device is not available, use the included RF remote control to communicate with the Smart Control Hub and operate your AV equipment. It lets you change the channel and adjust the volume, as well as switch to favorite activities; like Watch TV or Play A Game. The remote uses a non-rechargeable 3-volt battery (CR2032), which is replaceable.

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I needed to control bluetooth devices and wanted one-touch power for different entertainment options. The $350 for the better version of this was shot down by my wife. :-P [ Donald  Jul 19, 2016 ]
Based on reviews it appears to be the best fit for me [ Robert  May 12, 2016 ]
Reviews and price [ Michael  Apr 06, 2016 ]
This was my second Harmony. My first was great, and lasted years even though I dropped it... A LOT. Unfortunately, dropped my first Harmony too many times so time for a replacement. Like everyone else these days, I always have my smartphone in hand so I loved the idea of controlling the TV with it rather than reaching for a remote. I'm less likely to knock my phone on the floor, and less likely to drop it than a remote, so bonus there. Also nice to have the extra remote laying around for guests. [ Jason  Mar 08, 2016 ]
Reviews looked good around price I was willing to spend [ Andrew  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Need control behind doors. [ TIM  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Needed a RF style remote for my set up. Also wanted to be able to use our smartphones instead of solely relying on a remote (especially with small children). Looking forward to receiving it. [ BRYAN J  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Good value [ John  Jan 06, 2016 ]
My second one. Great simple to use product. [ Thomas  Dec 26, 2015 ]
I needed a remote that would control a PS3. [ TIM  Dec 23, 2015 ]
RF and WiFi capability - replacement for Harmony 890 [ David  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Recommend by Artie in support [ Matthew  Dec 08, 2015 ]

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I haven't set one up with a VeriZon box, but I have with a roku which uses a IP address over wifi. I'm assuming that VeriZon does the same thing.. So you shouldn't need a Ir blaster. [ Jeramy  Jul 19, 2016 ]
I do not see it being a problem. The hub receives the wifi signal from phone or iPad through wifi. The hub sends the signal to the connected electronics. You do not need to use the IR blaster if components are close to the hub so they can receive the signal. [ Marco  Jul 19, 2016 ]
Absolutely. I have macros set up for watching tv, blu ray, ps3, pandora, whole house audio, etc. You can also control individual components (the database contained all of my various branded components) I started with this system, but upgraded to the full-service remote, which was simpler for my wife to use rather than controlling everything with her phone. I've been using the Harmony system for about 18 months and haven't had any issues so far. I would purchase this again. [ Jimmie  Dec 28, 2015 ]
yes, it can replace but you have to program each key and its functions. also there is newer Harmony Elite remote is available buy that one instead of this one. [ RAGHU  Dec 22, 2015 ]
Yes, it can do this. The remote ( which can be a smartphone are a tablet) operate through your wireless router, which in turn sends the commands to control unit which you position close to your equipment. As long as your wireless router is robust, and you position the control unit properly (which may require some trial and error), this works very reliably. [ NORMAN  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Check Logitechs website for compatibility with your receiver, but if it's a name brand it should work. This is an awesome remote system. I have it controlling TV, DVR, Surround, Blu-Ray, Sonos Amp, and a PS3 [ Michael  Dec 21, 2015 ]
As long as you are within reach of your Wi-Fi you should have no problems. It will replicate all those commands. That's only a basic remote control that comes with it. If you want more functionality through the remote control I suggest going with the ultimate home remote. Otherwise you can control all the functions on your smart phone. [ James  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Works with my Denon. Typically if you can do it with your device remote you can do it with the smart control. I bought extra IR emitters and plugged into the hub to cover everything. [ JIMMIE  Dec 21, 2015 ]
hold the remote, buttons up, with the word harmony towards you. place your thumbs on the textured end and slide the cover off. The battery to replace is a CR 2032. good luck! [ PETER  Oct 11, 2015 ]
pull the bottom gray part off [ Marco  Oct 11, 2015 ]
Yes. I have the app on iPad Air 2 [ Charles  Apr 08, 2016 ]
THe app works just fine on a tablet. I don't have either of those so I can't verify that they are compatible, but check the Logitech site. [ RANDY  Sep 15, 2015 ]
does Amazon fire TV appear as an option on your televisions Smart Hub? If so, then Amazon fire TV will work with harmony. [ RICHARD E  Mar 31, 2015 ]
dont know dont have amazon fire tv [ BOBBY  Mar 30, 2015 ]
I don't have Amazon TV. Sorry. [ John  Mar 30, 2015 ]
Yes it does, both the Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick. You'll need to do some customization on the buttons to get it just the way you want it. [ RANDY  Mar 30, 2015 ]
Yes it will work with TWC [ Cheryl  Mar 13, 2015 ]
Beyond a doubt. It works with *everything*. Old, new, rare ... it doesn't matter. [ JOHN P  Mar 06, 2015 ]
It should especially if time warner uses mtorola. Best to check with harmony [ BRICE  Mar 05, 2015 ]
I'm sorry I have Comcast so I am not sure. It works very well with Comcast. [ JOSHUA  Mar 05, 2015 ]
It connects to the receiver via IR. It works like a normal remote. Hope this helps. [ John  Dec 01, 2014 ]
There is no need for Bluetooth or wifi with the reciever, mine does not have that connectivity either. You do need wifi in your home for the remote to connect to. Essentially the remote (or smart phone) works through wifi to the base module. The base module in your cabinet sends a normal IR signal to the reciever, just like normal universal remote would. Hope this helps. [ JONATHAN K  Dec 01, 2014 ]
It uses IR signals to control your receiver / TV / etc like a normal remote. It sends out a strong enough IR signal from the hub that bounces off walls to hit the IR port, so it doesn't necessarily need direct line of sight (I have 2 hubs that control their TV by bouncing off a wall 10-12 feet away). The only thing I needed to do was to increase the delay between commands, so that they would arrive in the correct sequence. The simple remote communicates with the hub by RF, and the smartphone communicates via wifi [ Odi  Dec 01, 2014 ]
The remote connects to the Hub via a Harmony specific wireless connection. The Hub controls the receive and other equipment with IR. The Hub has WiFi to connect to your home's wireless network so it can call home for updates and communicate with your smartphone Harmony app. [ James  Dec 01, 2014 ]
From the Logitech Site: Your Smartphone will act as the wifi and bluetooth. Therefore, you can have your Yamaha inside a cabinet as long as the hub unit is there. In addition, when looking at compatibility for your Yamaha RX-V661: Yamaha iPod docking stations must be added as a separate device in order for them to be controlled by Harmony. Remember to add both the Yamaha receiver and the Yamaha iPod dock into your Listen to Music Activity. Some docking station examples are the Yamaha YDS-10 and YDS-11SL. [ ERIC M  Dec 01, 2014 ]
The instructions are not clear. Here is how it works. The hub picks up the Bluetooth signal from the harmony remote. It converts the Bluetooth signal to an IR signal. Plug the IR blaster into the hub and place the tranmitting end of the blaster near your receiver or the device to be controlled. My TV is "floating" in the middle of my room. I placed my receiver, blu ray player, cd player in my basement. I can control everything from my chair in the family room.You can program several devices to be controlled with one command. For example, I push the movie button on the harmony remote and it powers up the tv, amplifier, and Blu ray player. I would recommend the Harmony remote by Logitech. [ RICHARD E  Dec 01, 2014 ]
It will send commands over IR to your Yamaha. [ RANDY  Dec 01, 2014 ]
The Harmony hub uses infrared (IR) signals to control your receiver (same as the signals used by the receiver's remote to control the receiver) [ DONALD  Dec 01, 2014 ]
not from this device. Get an apple tv [ BRICE  Dec 03, 2014 ]
No, your receiver needs to support that thru Air Play or DLNA. [ James  Dec 01, 2014 ]
This device is just a high end remote control,if your device has the function the remote will control it.it does not add a function your devices do not have. In my case I push a button on the remote and it turns on my receiver ,changes it to the Bluetooth function and plays my music play lists [ CHARLES  Nov 30, 2014 ]
I think you've mistaken its function. Harmony Smart Control is a multi-device remote. Think of one remote replacing your TV, audio receiver, game console, and cable remotes. It uses wifi, allowing you to run an app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen remote. It's not a streaming device, has no streaming capabilities whatsoever. [ JOHN P  Nov 30, 2014 ]
No. It controls devices. I stream through my Apple TV. This can control most any device. [ BRADFORD  Nov 30, 2014 ]
It looks like this will work work with your Fujitsu according to their device compatibility checker here: http://support.myharmony.com/en/compatibility [ Jeff  Oct 17, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes. The remote control (or the app on your smartphone) uses wifi network to communicate with the base unit (in your closet). So assuming that your wifi reaches both your closet & media room, you can stay in your media room while making changes and watch the screen. [ DONALD  Oct 15, 2014 ]
If you put the hub and IR blaster in the closet with your gear, you should be able to control it from your media room. Phone or tablet control is WiFi = works anywhere as long as you are connected to the network. Harmony remote is RF= I tried it and works through a single wall, but not at the other end of the house. [ DYLAN  Oct 14, 2014 ]
Yes. This device should work for you. [ John  Oct 14, 2014 ]
I don't know. My remote does NOT work any longer. Even though I have restarted, unplugged and tried everything, the remote still doesn't work correctly. [ Brad  Oct 13, 2014 ]
Jerry Yes it will! The Hub is an IR blaster & will stay in the cabinet. The remote connects to the hub through your wifi network. Also the hub can be accessed through an app on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. It is easy to set up to power on/off and select the correct inputs & settings. [ MATTHEW V  Oct 13, 2014 ]
My gear is all in a closet as well and my Harmony Smart Control (and my smartphone with the downloaded Harmony app ) easily controls all my media from anywhere in the house. I have an Onkyo receiver, Comcast cable box, Sony Playstation, Apple TV, and Sony Television.......with a wireless router. [ JAMES  Oct 13, 2014 ]
Yes this is what u need. The remote that it comes with is a RF remote so you can control all ur electronics without geting up. Ive had this remote for a year now and have no complaints. [ CONNOR  Oct 13, 2014 ]
Yes, this remote is RF however and may not have unlimited range especially when trying go through walls. Works with my closed cabinet which is around 10feet away, no walls however. [ Justin  Oct 13, 2014 ]
Yes. With either the remote or the app. My remote works on different floors of my house, as long as the signal from the remote can reach the hub, it will work just fine [ RANDY  Oct 13, 2014 ]
should be able too. im able to controll my stuff from another room through a wall [ BOBBY  Oct 13, 2014 ]
Sorry. I have no idea. I suspect you could directly from Logitech. [ RHETT W  Oct 02, 2014 ]
I purchased some third party blasters and some adapters to use with mine. I have 4 blasters working in my system. I tried to include links to the ones I purchased but this app won't let me include links to other sites. So try googling for the following: IR Blaster by Infrared Resources 2.5mm mono plug to 3.5mm mono plug adapter by Infrared Resources 3.5 mm mono plug to dual 3.5 mm mono jack splitter by Infrared Resources Use the splitter to get additional jacks to plug in the IR blasters.. Use the 2.5 to 3.5 adapter to get from the Smart Control Blaster output to the splitter. [ WILLIAM  Oct 01, 2014 ]
You can probably use any blaster with the same pin plug. There aren't any smarts in the blaster. [ JOHN P  Oct 01, 2014 ]
Yes you can,I purchased additional blaster direct from Logitech only because they did not carry them here at the time,they may now [ CHARLES  Sep 30, 2014 ]
Harmony did not work for me. Turned some features on but couldn't get Sony sound system to work. [ laura  Oct 28, 2015 ]
Yes, it will control smart TV features on any smart TV. If you have an IR remote with your TV you can teach the Harmony any commands that it doesn't already know. [ RANDY  Sep 15, 2015 ]
The remote is pretty simple. My wife uses it. I don't know if it will control your smart tv or not. But the app will control most devices so I use the iphone app instead of the remote. [ ROBERT  Jun 15, 2014 ]
Basic Tv functions, but can assign tasks to the colored buttons for smart function. [ R  Jun 15, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Feb 07, 2014 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on compatibility I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine if this will work for your system. Thanks! [ Krissy  Feb 05, 2014 ]  Staff
The RF physical remote would work fine since it pairs with a specific hub, and the app via wifi would work fine since each needs a unique IP address. My concern would be that the two rooms are close to each other and there are components in the two rooms that share IR signals (for example, cable box). The hub blasts the room with the IR signals and could inadvertently control the next room if the opening is large enough. Repositioning of the hub / problem components might mitigate the IR cross contamination, but it is hard to say without actually seeing the how the rooms are situated. [ Odi  Jan 04, 2014 ]
I'm sorry but I don't know the answer. I only have one Remote control. [ John  Jan 03, 2014 ]
I believe as long as you dont have too many components that it would be possible. [ DONALD  Dec 31, 2013 ]
The signal from the remote to the hub goes through wifi. Each remote is paired to one of the hubs; the signalling is separate from each other The signal from the hub to your devices goes via IR (infrared) signalling. If for example there was a doorway between your two rooms that allowed your devices in one room to "see" the IR signal from the hub in the other room, then that part of your signalling would not be separate. [ DONALD  Dec 30, 2013 ]
Yes, you can. I have 4 of these in my home and they are all in close proximity. The remote communicates with the hub over RF, so multiple Smart Controls coexist just fine. [ RANDY  Dec 30, 2013 ]
Sorry, don't know. [ PETER  Dec 30, 2013 ]
I believe so. Can't say I've tried it but as long as it's seperate you'll be good [ ANDREW  Dec 30, 2013 ]
No. the only way it would work if you added an additional wireless IR system but the delay would be insane. [ BRICE  Dec 23, 2013 ]
Thanks Timothy. I am buying the Utimate remote which I was told would do the trick. [ Patricia  Dec 23, 2013 ]
I suspect you can but I can't confirm that yet. I am in the same boat. Currently I just turn the TV on with the regular TV remote. After that the harmony system takes over nicely. There are two blaster plugs in the back of the unit, one of which can be used in your closet. I suspect you can sneak another blaster out of that closet to aim at the TV and then it should work. I plan to do the same thing over Christmas. I've just not had time to fool with it. [ RHETT W  Dec 21, 2013 ]
Thanks Eddie. I was looking at the ultimate. I was hoping that I did need to spend the extra amount. But you are correct. This is my only option. Many thanks for taking the time to answer my question. [ Patricia  Dec 20, 2013 ]
If you get the "Ultimate" version of this remote that should do it. The "Ultimate" comes with a remote with IR, which you can use for your TV. [ EDDIE  Dec 20, 2013 ]
Good thing your TV is not in the closet! I believe you should be able to use the remote on the TV but my setup is different. All my equipment is in plain sight. So I guess I don't have a definitive answer, but I believe it will work. [ RICHARD M  Dec 20, 2013 ]
The short answer is that you need a line of sight from the blaster to your TV. You don't need to run the blaster from the closet to the tv, as long as you can run the blaster wire outside the closet and aim it at the TV. I like mine a lot. I'd say if there is a way you can work it out, this is the remote to get. Occasionally the wifi drops, easily fixed by the reset button - or sometimes rebooting my router. I use a PS3 as a blu-ray player and streaming media hub - PS3 is bluetooth, the Harmony Smart eliminates the need for a separate bluetooth remote. My iPad and the 3 iPhones in our house all work as remotes, all work from anywhere in our house. [ JOHN P  Dec 20, 2013 ]
No, the remote talks to the hub, then the hub (and mini blaster if connected) sends out the signals to the devices. If the closet and TV are close to each other you maybe able to have the hub outside (for TV) and mini-blaster in the closet (or vica-versa)., or i may just work with the hub. my devices are setup in such a way that I usually need to have IR repeaters, but this does the job because it bombards the room with the signals. [ TIMOTHY  Dec 20, 2013 ]
Patricia I have a cabinet along an adjacent wall that houses all my components. My TV is mount above my fireplace. The blaster is probably 5 ft away from TV. I have had no problems at all. This remote is by far the best I have ever owned. I had a universal remote that cost 4 times as much as my harmony smart control and my harmony is 10 times better. Plus the set up and the ability to program my own remote vs the other one had to have a tech come out do to software was dealer use only. Hope this answers your question. [ HAMPTON J  Dec 20, 2013 ]
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