Harmony Companion: The Harmony Companion remote system provides
maximum flexibility for controlling your home entertainment and automation gear.
Choose to control your home entertainment or automation system from the included
remote or from the Harmony App on your Apple iOS or Android device. You can
control up to 8 different devices from the Harmony Companion system.
App Based Setup: The first time you set up the Harmony Smart Control
system, the Harmony App
for Apple iOS 8.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+ walks you through the setup process on your smartphone or
tablet and stores your settings in your personal account. Your settings can then
be wirelessly transmitted to your Harmony Hub, your Harmony Smart Control
remote, or any other supported mobile device. If anything ever happens to your
smartphone, Harmony Hub, or remote control, you can use these saved settings to
set up a replacement system with ease.
Note: Harmony Smart Control supports 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
wireless networks with WPA, WPA2-AES, and 64/128 bit WEP encryption.
Hub: The Hub is at the center of the Harmony Companion
remote system. Whether you use the Harmony App on your compatible mobile device
or the included remote control, the Hub stores your setup information and
communicates between the remote control or app and your entertainment system
devices. Placed near your television, set top box, game console and other
equipment, it uses Infrared (IR), Bluetooth (RF), and WiFi to control your
- Bluetooth (RF): The included remote control doesn't
control devices directly, but communicates with the Hub using radio
frequency (RF), which then relays the command to your devices using IR.
- Infrared (IR): IR signals are sent from the Hub and
reflect off of walls and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct
line of sight is generally not required. An IR mini blaster is included to
extend the range of the Hub allowing you to control devices that are on
other shelves or outside your cabinet, such as a television.
- WiFi Connection: Connecting the Hub to your WiFi
network has multiple advantages, such as enabling use of the Harmony app on
your smartphone/tablet, providing Philips hue lighting control, and
wirelessly syncing settings between your remote and your MyHarmony account.
The Harmony Hub supports 802.11g/n with WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, or
64/128-bit WEP encryption.
RF Remote Control: This universal RF remote control combines up to 8
remotes into 1 simple controller. The remote control offers an ergonomic feel
and intuitive design. The remote fits comfortably in your hand with buttons that
are grouped by how you use them and shaped so you can feel your way around them
without looking at the remote. The remote is powered by a single CR2032 3V
Harmony Control App: In addition to the remote control that comes with
the Harmony Companion remote system, you can use select Apple iOS and Android
mobile devices with the Harmony Control App as a remote control. Your smartphone
will communicate with the Hub over WiFi allowing your smartphone/tablet to
control your entertainment and automation devices. You can use swipe or tap
gestures to adjust volume, change channels, fast forward, rewind, and more. Plus
you get access to one-touch Activity controls and Favorite channels. From the
app you can also enter model numbers and brands to add devices.
- Apple iOS: Download the
Harmony Control App from the Apple App store onto your Apple iOS (8.0+)
- Android: Download the
Harmony Control app from the Google Play store onto your Android (OS
Note: Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to
the same WiFi network as the Hub.
One-Touch Controls: The Harmony Companion remote system
uses Activity-based controls to give you one-touch operation of your home
entertainment & automation system.
- Entertainment Activities: You can create Activities
that manage how you use your devices together. For example, if you have a
TV, AV receiver, and cable or satellite box, you will want to control all of
these devices when you watch TV. To control all of these devices together,
create a Watch TV Activity. When you have completed adding your Watch TV
Activity, you can add the other Activities. Types of Activities will depend
on the types of devices you have in your entertainment system. You can add
multiple Activities based on each type of Activity offered, such as Watch
TV, Watch Movie, or Play Game.
- Custom Activities: Most Activities should fit into one
of the Activity types offered. The Custom Activity type is recommended only
for home appliances such as light controllers, fans, climate control
devices, etc. These may be configured manually from the MyHarmony website or
the Harmony Control app.
- One Touch System Off: The Off button on either the Harmony
Companion remote or the app powers off all of the devices for an Activity with
one touch. For example, in a Watch TV Activity that uses a TV, Cable Box,
and AV Receiver, pressing the Off button will power off all three devices at
the same time.
Note: The Harmony Companion system knows the current
state of the devices it controls by remembering the last Activity you
selected. For example, if you switch from watching cable TV to watching a
DVD, the Harmony Companion knows that it doesn't need to power the TV off
and back on; it just leaves the TV turned on. It also it knows that it needs
to power off the cable box and power on the DVD player.
Favorites: Using the MyHarmony desktop software or the Harmony
Control app on your smartphone/tablet you can select up to 50 Favorite channels
for easier access through the Harmony Control app on your Apple iOS or Android
mobile device. Selecting a Favorite Channel will start your "Watch TV"
Activity, if it's not already started, and tune directly to that channel.
Note: The Favorites feature is not available
on the included remote control.
Command Customization: The Harmony Companion remote
system allows you to customize the commands that each button sends, or what
commands appear in your Activity list. These button mappings may be unique for
each of your Activities. This allows each button or screen to have different
functions based on context. For example, in your Watch a DVD Activity, the
yellow button may perform the eject command, while in your Listen to Music
Activity this same yellow button may be used to pull up your Favorite preset.
Other Controls: With the Harmony Companion remote system
you can easily access guides, menus, and recorded programs; as well as control
playback, with dedicated buttons.
Home Automation: The Harmony Companion remote system lets
you integrate home automation with home entertainment control to create a
personalized home experience.
- Philips Hue Lighting: The Harmony Companion remote
system is able to communicate with Philips hue wireless lighting systems
when the Hub is configured to use your home's WiFi network. Once paired to
hue, you are able to configure light, color, and brightness settings from
the remote and app for each Activity. For example, you could turn on lights
and turn them blue when you watch TV, and dim the lights and turn them
yellow for a movie. These settings can be programmed as part of an Activity
so that optimal lighting will always be set for each Activity.
- Other Smart Home Automation: Using the Harmony
Companion system you'll also be able to control smart home automation devices
from Nest, Lutron, August, and PEQ from the included remote or the Harmony
Control app on your smartphone/tablet.
Alexa Compatible: Connect any Logitech Harmony hub-based
remote with an Amazon Alexa enabled product (including the
Echo Dot, Tap and
Echo Show - all sold separately) and you can start or stop Harmony
Activities with just your voice. In addition to Activities (like "Watch TV"),
you can also control playback functions such as Play, Pause, & Resume, as well
as raise or lower the volume. When Logitech Harmony and Amazon Alexa work
together, you bring the power of voice to your home entertainment center.
- Amazon Alexa and the Logitech Harmony skill is currently only able
to support a single Harmony Hub. If you have more than one Harmony Hub
you will be asked to select one during the skill linking process.
- Some Harmony Activity or Favorite TV channel names conflict with
things Amazon Alexa would like to do natively. For example, Activities
with the word "Music", "Pandora", or "Spotify"
will often not trigger through Harmony and will instead begin playing
music through Alexa. You may want to consider, "Alexa, tell Harmony
to turn on the tunes" as a friendly name to trigger a Harmony
Interference Warning: Avoid operating your devices using the
original, manufactures remote control or by powering it on and off using the
buttons on the device itself as doing so will cause Harmony to become out of
sync with your devices. For example, if you select the Watch TV Activity and
then use your TV remote to turn off the TV, the next time you want to select an
Activity, the Harmony Companion system will think that your TV is already
powered on and will not turn it on. Other things that can confuse the Harmony
Companion system include inter-device communication that turns devices on or
off, such as HDMI-CEC.
Dimensions: Dimension for the Remote, Hub, and IR
- Remote: 2.1875" (w) x
0.9375" (h) x 7.3125"
- Hub: 4.9375" (w) x
1.0625" (h) x 4.6875" (d)
- IR Mini-Blaster: 1.4375"
(w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.0" (d); 8' cable length