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
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
- 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
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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