Hub + Smartphone Application: The Harmony Home Hub lets you control home entertainment
and automation devices
from your Apple iOS or Android device running the Harmony Control app. The
Harmony Home Hub and Harmony Control app system support operation of up to 8
MyHarmony Desktop Software: You will need to use the
MyHarmony desktop software to you configure the Harmony Home Hub. The
MyHarmony desktop software downloads for free to your Windows PC or Mac
computer, and the Harmony Hub connects to your PC or computer via the included
dock and USB cable. By connecting the Harmony Hub 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 Hub to control your
entertainment system. You can
also access configure, store, and save settings for the Harmony Home Hub through
the Harmony Control app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device
over a WiFi network connection. You can
return to the MyHarmony Desktop Software or your mobile device's Harmony Control app any time to
update your configuration. 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 Home Hub: The Harmony Home Hub stores your setup
information and communicates between the Harmony Control app on your
smartphone/tablet 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 various devices.
Harmony Control App: The Harmony Control app allows your
Apple iOS or Android mobile device to communicate with the Harmony Hub over WiFi
allowing your smartphone/tablet to control your home entertainment and
automation devices. Now you can use your Apple iOS or Android
mobile device as a personal
universal remote control for your home entertainment and automation system. Control
your TV, Blu-ray player, AV receiver, lights, locks, thermostats, blinds,
and more whether inside or outside your home via a WiFi network
- Apple iOS: Download the
Harmony Control App from the Apple App store onto your Apple iOS (6.0+)
- 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 Harmony Home Hub.
Wireless Communication: The Harmony Home Hub communicates
with the Harmony Control app on your Apple iOS or Android device using your
home's wireless WiFi (2.4GHz) network. The Hub turns the WiFi network commands
from your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into infrared (IR) commands that
your TV, cable/Sat box, Blu-ray/DVD player, A/V receiver, & many other
home entertainment components understand. The Hub also distributes WiFi commands
to a variety of home automation systems, plus Bluetooth (RF) commands to select
Note: An IR mini blaster is included to extend the range of the Harmony
Home Hub allowing you to control IR devices that are on other shelves or outside
of your cabinet, such as a television.
Gesture Controls: From the Harmony Control app on your compatible
smartphone, you can use swipe or tap gestures to control and adjust volume,
change channels, fast forward, rewind, and more.
One-Touch Controls: The Harmony Home Hub and Harmony
Control app on your smartphone/tablet to give you one-touch control 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 that you want the Harmony app to
control. The types of Activities that MyHarmony offers you depends on the
types of devices you have added. 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. The Custom Activity does not provide optimized defaults such
as button customizations, Activity icons, and Favorite Channels as the other
predefined Activity types do. These may be configured manually from
- One Touch System Off: The Off button on the Harmony
Control 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
Note: The Harmony Hub and Control App know the current
state of the devices they control by remembering the last Activity you
selected. For example, if you switch from watching cable TV to watching a
DVD, the Harmony Control app 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: The Favorites screen allows you to view your
predefined favorite TV channels and station icons (when available). Using the
MyHarmony desktop software or the Harmony Control app, you can select up to 50 Favorite Channels to display 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. Using
the Harmony Control app, you can add, remove and reorder your Favorite Channels
right from your Apple iOS or Android device.
Other Controls: With the Harmony Hub and Harmony Control
app, you can also easily access guides, menus, and recorded programs; as well as
Home Automation: The Harmony Home Hub and Control app let
you integrate home entertainment with home automation control to create
personalized home experiences.
- Philips Hue Lighting: The Harmony Home Hub and Control
application are able to communicate with Philips hue wireless lighting
systems. Once paired with hue, a light bulb will appear in the lower left
corner of your remote allowing you to control your Philips hue light bulbs.
Light, color, and brightness settings can be configured 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 Home Hub
and Control application you'll also be able to control smart home automation
devices from Nest, Lutron, August, and PEQ from your Apple iOS or Android
Harmony Home Hub Extender (Sold Separately): The Harmony
Home Hub Extender (596HMHUBEX,
sold separately) integrates ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Z-Wave Plus compatible devices
with the Harmony Hub. Control lights, locks, sensors, garage doors and other
devices operating through ZigBee or Z-Wave. You can include these devices in
your programmed schedules and activities for enhanced home control. Or, you can
use the Harmony Control App on your Apple iOS or Android device to control
devices connected to an existing smart home control platform from Nexia, Vera
Control (formerly Mi Casa Verde,) or ADT. Now your Harmony Hub system can
control more home automation devices whether from inside or from outside your
Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function,
the help feature on the Harmony Control application will guide you through the fix.