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Logitech® Harmony® Elite

Universal remote control, hub, and app for home entertainment and automation devices

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The Logitech Harmony Elite is an advanced universal remote control system that lets you control your home entertainment system and your home automation devices with the same device.

Both entertainment and home automation control

The Logitech Harmony Elite is an advanced universal remote control system that lets you control your home entertainment system and your home automation devices with the same device.

Logitech Harmony Elite

The Elite includes a Harmony Hub for Wi-Fi (left), a rechartgeable remote (center),and a free control app (right) (smartphone not included).

You can control up to 15 different home theater components, as well as a variety of home automation devices from leading manufacturers like Philips, LIFX, August™ smart locks, Nest®, Honeywell®, and more.  The system gives you everything you need — a free downloadable app, a wireless hub to forward commands from your phone to your A/V components, and a powerful remote for others to use.

Streamline your life with the intuitive Harmony App

Harmony's free app is available to both iPhone® and Android™ users. Swipe your smartphone's touchscreen to change from one component's control panel to the next. You can group commands together under one-touch activity icons for both entertainment and home automation control.

Tap "Watch Movie" for example, and the app automatically turns on your TV, receiver, and Blu-ray player — whatever combination is required to make it work in your system. Select “Good Morning,” and your Lutron-controlled blinds open and lights turns on, your Nest thermostat raises the temperature, and your bedroom stereo system starts playing music.

And because the system operates via Wi-Fi, you can use an Internet connection with your smartphone to remotely control your home automation devices. Turn on the porch light as you drive up, or make sure the August™ smart lock on your front door is set from the office.

Control devices behind closed doors

The Harmony Hub 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 two infrared mini-blasters 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® or Xbox One™. That eliminates the need for extra remotes, and frees up USB connections on your consoles.

All this and a powerful hand-held remote, too

The Elite system comes with an ergonomically-designed remote that fits comfortably in your hand. Its large swipe and tap touchscreen lets you quickly navigate through functions, and it features the same one-touch entertainment and home automation controls as the app.

The remote uses vibration feedback to confirm when it receives your command, so you don't have to look away from the TV. Just place the remote on its charging station to keep its rechargeable batteries powered up. But even if you forget to replace it, don't worry. The touchscreen and backlighting for the buttons are motion-activated, so they automatically shut off when the remote's not in use.

Easy setup

Simple, guided setup has always been a big part of Harmony's success. To get started, 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 wirelessly send them to your remote through the Hub. And you can use MyHarmony to update your remote whenever you upgrade your system with new gear.

Product Highlights:

    Harmony control app
    • for Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets
    • compatible with Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home
    • easy Internet-based step-by-step setup
    • swipe and tap touchscreen control
    • one-touch activity icons for entertainment (such as "Watch TV") and home automation (such as "Dinner Party")
    • up to 50 one-touch TV channel icons
    • controls up to 15 devices
    • free download available from iTunes®App Store and Google Play
    Harmony Hub
    • connects to home Wi-Fi® network
    • 2 IR mini-blasters for controlling devices inside cabinets
    • personalized favorites and settings
    • USB port for downloading commands from MyHarmony (USB cable included)
    • control connected Philips Hue™ and LIFX lights, August™ smart locks, Nest® and Honeywell® thermostats, and other home devices
    • compatible with Apple TV®, Roku®, and Sonos®
    • compatible with select Xbox®, Playstation®, and Wii® game consoles
    • requires AC power (adapter included)
    • 4-7/8"W x 1-3/16"H x 4-3/16"D
    Elite Home remote
    • 2.4" swipe and tap touchscreen control
    • one-touch entertainment and home automation activity icons such as "Watch TV," "Dinner Party," etc.
    • vibration feedback to confirm commands received
    • motion-activated backlit buttons and touchscreen
    • controls up to 15 devices
    • up to 50 one-touch channel icons
    • comfortable, ergonomic design
    • charging station with AC adapter
    • 2-1/8"W x 7-9/16"H x 1-1/8"D
    • weight: 5.78 oz.
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    System requirements:
    • Mobile
      • Apple®: iPhone® 4S or later, iPad® (3rd generation or later), iPad mini®, iPod touch® (5th generation or later)
      • Android™: Wi-Fi enabled smartphone with Android 4.0 or later
    • Computer
      • USB port
      • Apple: Mac OS X 10.6 or later

    What's in the Box:

    • Remote control
    • Hub
    • Charging station
    • 2 AC power adapters (w/ attached 6' DC cords)
    • 2 IR mini-blasters (w/ attached 8' cables)
    • 23" microUSB-to-USB cable
    • Setup Guide
    • Important Information

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    Harmony Elite Remote System: The Harmony Elite 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 15 different devices from the Harmony Elite remote system.

    App Based Setup: The first time you set up the Harmony Elite remote 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 Elite 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 Elite remote system supports 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n wireless networks with WPA, WPA2-AES, and 64/128 bit WEP encryption.

    Harmony Hub: The Harmony Home Hub is the center of your home entertainment and home control solution. Whether you use the Harmony App on your compatible mobile device or the Harmony Elite 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 various devices.

    • Bluetooth (RF): The factory default setting for the remote is to output only radio frequency (RF) signals to communicate with the Harmony Hub, which then relays the commands to your devices using infrared (IR). The remote can also be programmed to emit IR signals directly to the equipment to be controlled.
    • 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. IR mini blasters extend the range of the Harmony Hub allowing you to control devices that are on other shelves or outside of your cabinet, such as a television. The remote can also be programmed to emit IR signals directly to the equipment to be controlled.
    • WiFi Connection: Connecting your Harmony 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.

    Smartphone Control via the Harmony App: In addition to the remote control that comes with your Harmony Elite, you can use select Apple iOS and Android smartphones with the Harmony Control App as a remote control. Your smartphone will communicate with the Harmony Hub over WiFi, allowing your smartphone/tablet to control your devices. You get control over entertainment devices and home automation products. You can use swipe or tap gestures to control the 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+) device.
    • Android: Download the Harmony Control app from the Google Play store onto your Android (OS 4.0+) device.
    Note: Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same WiFi network as the Harmony Elite Hub.

    Full-Color Touchscreen w/ Gesture Commands: The included remote's 2.4" full-color touchscreen gives you easy gesture control of the remote's commands and activities (up to 11 different gesture motions). The remote vibrates to give you tactile feedback when a tap, swipe or other gesture has been recognized by the remote's touchscreen. The remote display automatically lights up when the remote control is moved.

    • Swipe up/down
    • Swipe up/down and hold
    • Swipe left/right
    • Swipe left/right and hold
    • Tap
    • Double tap
    • Long press
    Note: The numeric keypad is located on the touchscreen.

    Ergonomic Design: The remote's sculpted backlit buttons allow you to easily operate the remote in the dark, while its ergonomic design allows the unit to fit comfortably in your hand.

    One-Touch Controls: The Harmony Elite uses Activity Control 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 your Harmony Elite 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 MyHarmony.
    • One Touch System Off: The Off button on the Harmony Elite remote 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 Elite 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 Elite 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 program, you can select up to 50 Favorite Channels to display on the remote. 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, you can add, remove and reorder your Favorite Channels right on the remote. The Harmony App on your smartphone allows you to customize Favorite Channels unique to each smartphone. Changes made on your smartphone or on your Harmony remote only affect the device on which they are made and will not be reflected on the other devices.

    Command Customization: The Harmony Elite remote 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.

    Home Automation: The Harmony Elite lets you integrate home automation with home entertainment control to create personalized home experiences.

    • Philips Hue Lighting: The Harmony Elite is able to communicate with Philips hue wireless lighting systems when your Harmony is configured to use your home's WiFi network. 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 Elite Home 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 mobile app.

    Alexa Compatible: Connect any Logitech Harmony hub-based remote with an Amazon Alexa enabled product (including the Amazon Echo, 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 music-based Activity.

    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 Elite Remote system. 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 Elite Remote or 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 home.

    Learning Function: In addition to the devices which can be entered using the web interface, this remote can also learn most functions of other infrared remotes.

    Lithium-Ion Battery + Recharging Docking Station: The Harmony Elite remote control includes an integrated rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, which provides up to a one-week charge under normal use. The remote comes with a docking station and AC power adapter that keeps the remote fully charged.

    Interference Warning: Avoid operating your devices using the original, manufacturer's 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 Elite will think that your TV is already powered on and will not turn it on. Other things that can confuse the Harmony Elite include inter-device communication that turns devices on or off, such as HDMI-CEC.

    Note: If the Harmony Elite becomes out of sync with your devices, you can use the Help function on your remote to bring the TV back in sync.

    Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function, the help button will guide you through the fix using the interactive multi-color touchscreen display.

    Dimensions: Dimension for the Remote, Hub, Charging station, and IR mini-blasters.

    • Remote: 2.125" (w) x 1.1875" (h) x 7.5625" (d)
    • Hub: 4.9375" (w) x 1.0625" (h) x 4.6875" (d)
    • Charging Station: 3.1875" (w) x 2.125" (h) x 3.9375" (d)
    • IR Mini-Blasters: 1.4375" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.0" (d); 8' cable length

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    I am looking to streamline my A/V setup and use just 1 remote if possible. [ James  Oct 04, 2018 ]
    recommendation of friend who has one [ Gregory  Sep 16, 2018 ]
    Old Elite stopped working. [ Alton  Aug 21, 2018 ]
    Due o the Positive reviews [ Steven  Aug 19, 2018 ]
    Good ratings [ John  Aug 07, 2018 ]
    Desired Logitech Harmony Elite remote for our home theater system and Crutchfield had a nice sale! Free shipping and no tax always helps too. Thanks Crutchfield! [ ROBERT  Jul 17, 2018 ]
    provides single remote control of multiple components in closed cabinet [ Stanford  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    Best remote at best available price. [ Greg K  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    Needed a good remote and the Harmony Elite is highly rated plus I've ordered from Crutchfield before and have been very satisfied. Plus the price for this product was the best.... [ John  Jun 12, 2018 ]
    product features [ Brian  Jun 12, 2018 ]
    I have Amazon Echo ,Philips hue lighting, Nest thermostat, Fire Stick , Samsung Smart TV wanted to use hub to integrate all of them [ Joseph  May 30, 2018 ]
    I wanted to find a good home remote system. [ Jeff  May 14, 2018 ]
    I needed to upgrade my current Harmony Touch remote. [ Ryan  May 02, 2018 ]
    Eddie the advisor said too.. LOL He is the expert!! [ Rodney  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    I have the original Harmony One remote; it has lasted for years and has made our lives much easier, being able to control our different components with the touch of a button on a single remote control. We love it! Looking forward to using this new Harmony Elite system. Can't wait to use it! [ Rick  Apr 14, 2018 ]
    Excellent product - this is the second one I've purchased. [ William  Apr 04, 2018 ]
    I used Logitech remotes before and I have been pleased with them. It's highly rated and control many devices. [ Jose  Mar 18, 2018 ]
    Previous Harmony One user & positive reviews on ease of setup & use [ Rodney  Mar 17, 2018 ]
    The reviews made the product attractive. [ Jay  Mar 16, 2018 ]
    good reviews [ Michael  Mar 11, 2018 ]
    Value! [ Joseph  Mar 10, 2018 ]
    features and price [ Todd  Mar 06, 2018 ]
    Need this for my entertainment system [ Walter  Mar 02, 2018 ]
    This will be my 3rd Harmony remote. They're expensive but they work everything I've thrown at it so far even an old receiver. This remote ads in Bluetooth & WiFi for Playstation, Roku, & more.. truly 1 remote finally! [ Joseph  Jan 28, 2018 ]
    I am automating my home with Alexa and insteon products from smarthome. The logitech hub communicates with both [ Mark  Jan 21, 2018 ]
    I have one in another room. It is the best universal remote you can buy, [ John  Jan 20, 2018 ]
    Replacing an older Harmony remote. [ Scott  Jan 19, 2018 ]
    I am 74 and not very tech savy but need a TV over the fireplace without wires showing. Your design team has been wonderful in helping me purchase needed items. Thank you so much! [ YVONNE  Jan 18, 2018 ]
    I have one Harmony universal remote for the house. I need another remote at a different property, so I have just bought another one. When I had an issue with the first remote control, Cruthfield had promptly replaced it. The replacement had been working great ever since. [ Ernest  Dec 22, 2017 ]
    referral for device and website [ monica  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    told to [ Janet  Dec 16, 2017 ]
    I'm hoping this will work as well as my Pronto remote, which I can't get anymore. ;-( [ Harry  Dec 05, 2017 ]
    ratings [ Mark  Nov 21, 2017 ]
    I have one of these remotes already in my living room, so I bought another one for my bedroom. Love the way it functions, and programming it is really easy. Highly recommend. [ WILLIAM  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    I chose the Harmony Elite because I needed the remote to be able to communicate via RF or WiFi with a Hub in a closet, as well as IR with the TV mounted on the wall. Other Harmony devices do not support both in the remote, forcing you to have the Hub provide the IR signal to the TV, which was not possible for me. [ Robert  Nov 02, 2017 ]
    My old Logitech remove didn't work with PS4. Tthis one didn't really integrate well with it though. Not really the remote's fault, but Sony didn't make the PS4 very compatible with remotes. That makes this remote purchase not that great. They removed the number pad from the remote which I think is a mistake. I would rather have my extra commands at the top and the number keypad on the remote rather than scrolling horizontally through screens. [ Richard  Sep 10, 2017 ]
    Reputation of Logitech and the fact I have used the Harmony remotes in the past. [ Dan  Sep 05, 2017 ]
    Recommend by Clarence [ Jeffrey  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    I've had other Logitech harmony remotes, and they work great for my complicated entertainment system. [ Donald  Jul 29, 2017 ]
    My husband loves electronics and it allows us to sync many of our current home devices. [ Jennifer  Jun 15, 2017 ]
    Recommendation by Crutchfield [ William  Jun 11, 2017 ]
    I have one and love it. Getting a second one for the theater room. [ Tim  Jun 11, 2017 ]
    This is the best remote I've ever had ( also purchased Logitech 900 and Harmony One) I wanted RF capability, this provides it and it has worked almost flawlessly since purchase. I highly recommend it. [ David  Jun 01, 2017 ]
    New home system integrator recommendation. [ Ross  May 14, 2017 ]
    Albeit a sticker-shock, seems to have everything needed with what's available today. [ Roshan  May 01, 2017 ]
    Most comprehensive remote and easy for my wife to use [ J  Mar 27, 2017 ]
    I have owned several Harmony Remotes and I love them. [ Billy  Mar 15, 2017 ]
    Logitech have always has work for me. There reliable and work how the should. there easy to set up, make changes and updates as they come along. Most of all is there multifunction capability. [ Vincent  Mar 11, 2017 ]
    I have an old Harmony 1000 and needs to be replaced. I like the idea of having one remote to control all my devices. [ Felix  Mar 07, 2017 ]
    Based on a discussion with the Crutchfield rep about a wireless solution vs. wired, and the customer reviews of this product. [ Mike  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    Got sick of having to many remote so I wanted one good one [ C  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    Good Reviews! Looks like it will be an awesome remote! [ Thomas  Mar 03, 2017 ]
    Quality [ Daniel  Mar 01, 2017 ]
    i have the Harmony 1100 for 5 yrs now and its starting to fade on me so i purchased the Elite because Logitech harmony is a great product. [ Anthony  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    Looking for a true universal remote. After reading reviews and researching other brands and models I decided this was the one that fit my needs [ Philip  Feb 20, 2017 ]
    Necessary for my layout [ JAN  Feb 10, 2017 ]
    Reviews [ Jeff  Jan 31, 2017 ]
    Because I am a total couch potato. It works well, once you figure it out. [ apalmtree  Jan 30, 2017 ]
    I have the 1100 remote and wanted to upgrade [ MICKEY W  Jan 30, 2017 ]
    Have had previous models and like them. My current model is slowly failing. Plus the ease of use. [ JAMES  Jan 25, 2017 ]
    After consulting with Ryan at Crutchfield and reading the reviews. [ Lander  Jan 20, 2017 ]
    nice universal remote. returned due to suspected possible security issues with the remote using wifi. [ KERRY L  Jan 08, 2017 ]
    High customer rating [ sandra  Jan 03, 2017 ]
    Reviews [ Bill  Jan 02, 2017 ]
    Price [ JAMIE  Dec 30, 2016 ]
    Good chat with agent. I wanted a remote that would control Amazon fire TV. I read online that it will also work with Philips Hue. [ D Morgan  Dec 29, 2016 ]
    Gift [ MARIA GOMEZ  Dec 20, 2016 ]
    Need a single remote that is not complicated. Based on advice from Crutchfield [ Robert  Dec 20, 2016 ]
    Needed a remote and heard this one was good [ CURT  Dec 19, 2016 ]
    Good reviews on CNET, The Guardian, The Verge, and others. [ Kenneth  Dec 15, 2016 ]
    Custom installer, have programmed many remotes, this is the best at the price piont and beyond! [ DIRECT  Dec 14, 2016 ]
    Have Logitech 890 remote. Good product needs replacing. [ THOMAS  Dec 01, 2016 ]
    Reviews from tech/home audio blogs and publications [ Jonathan  Nov 08, 2016 ]
    Great Remote, assistence setup friendly [ Frank  Nov 05, 2016 ]
    Time to Replace a Logitech 900 [ Robert  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    IR & RF remote control signal, smart phone app, programable features, price reduction [ Theodore R.  Oct 31, 2016 ]
    To simplify the control of a growing number of audio / video components while simultaneously reducing remote clutter and as part of a larger home automation strategy. [ Harjit  Oct 31, 2016 ]
    I need to control equipment in the basement. This unit using bluetooth communication does the job and was recommended by Abe, a Crutchfield advisor [ Frederick  Oct 26, 2016 ]
    I've owned this product before. [ Dominick  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    It will work with equipment in a closet. [ WAYNE  Oct 11, 2016 ]
    Central control for my HomeTheater [ Brian  Sep 30, 2016 ]
    discussion with one of your employees via chat [ Joshua  Sep 28, 2016 ]
    Previous 900 owner needing a new controller. [ Bob  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    recommendation from friend [ Michelle  Sep 02, 2016 ]
    Trying it due to the great reviews and the desire to eliminate numerous remotes! [ brian  Aug 28, 2016 ]
    I already own a Harmony One, which worked quite well. But I like the Elite's additional features. [ Thomas  Aug 26, 2016 ]
    Had a previous model and loved it. [ C  Aug 25, 2016 ]
    my Harmony one broke (one of my kids dropped it on the tile floor) I absolutely loved that remote and since it is not available anymore I opted for the closest one. [ Jeffery  Aug 24, 2016 ]
    updating home theater [ John  Aug 16, 2016 ]
    good reviews - works with a lot of different equipment including lights and thermostats [ Stephen  Aug 09, 2016 ]
    I have used Harmony Remotes in the past [ CHRISTOPHER A  Aug 06, 2016 ]
    Good reviews and able to work through closed cabinets. [ Eric  Aug 05, 2016 ]
    I needed a remote that was capable of controlling my devices in multiple rooms, including many that are hidden in side a media closet, as well as additional devices located in a separate room. I also like the expand-ability to 18 different devices! I especially like the RF frequency and the wireless network capability. Tony the AV Adviser was excellent! He is very patient and helpful! Thanks Tony! Tony's Bio: [ Michael  Jul 15, 2016 ]
    We have had Logitech remotes in the past and are happy with the product This is an updated version of one we purchased several years ago, but with more capabilities. [ Vicki  Jul 05, 2016 ]
    The next evolution in whole home control. Great price and free shipping. [ Troy  Jul 02, 2016 ]
    I wanted a remote that has RF capabilities for a component rack in the closet. Have an old Harmony remote that is super simple to set up, update, and use. Have been very happy with their remotes. [ Benjamin  Jun 30, 2016 ]
    Birthday [ Josh  Jun 18, 2016 ]
    Brand and product reviews [ JIM  May 24, 2016 ]
    Seemed to offer most flexibility to control both home AV and some basic automation. Hoping to consolidate 6-7 remotes. Also like the fact it is wifi in addition to infrared. [ Anthony  May 16, 2016 ]
    I've been purchasing items from Crutchfield for a long time and never had any issues.. My harmony one doesn't work with my mac computer. Very pleased with Crutchfield hi end products... [ donn  May 15, 2016 ]
    Based on the recommendation of my Crutchfield advisor Doug! Doug's Bio: [ JIM  Apr 27, 2016 ]
    A I bought it to replace my Direct TV DVR with RF remote. Moving to HDTV and over the air DVR. [ Danny  Apr 27, 2016 ]
    Hopefully ease of use. Programmable preset functions so other users can easily select what function they are attempting to control without using several remotes. [ Edward  Apr 26, 2016 ]
    Already own one and love it. [ matt376  Apr 21, 2016 ]
    Recommended by advisor, Tony. Replacing Harmony 700 series programable remote. Tony's Bio: [ Michael  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    To control multiple appliance with one remote control. [ Juan  Feb 15, 2016 ]
    information i received from previous buyers and from chat with sales support [ johnknee  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    Hogan's recommendation and had heard of it before. His explanation helped with integrating into my system. Hogan's Bio: [ DAVID  Jan 18, 2016 ]
    Harmony always was top of the line in remote controls. And the Elite offered the most capability with the most compatible devices. [ Joseph  Jan 11, 2016 ]
    I have been please with Harmony remotes for several years. They have done a great job in simplifying the home entertainment system to one remote. Crutchfield experience has been great in Sales and Support. Always prefer to buy from Crutchfield. [ ROBERT L  Jan 10, 2016 ]
    I'm tired of fumbling around with 6 or7 remotes,changing batteries,etc. [ DAVID  Dec 31, 2015 ]
    My husband wanted it! [ Shamekia  Dec 24, 2015 ]
    Controls all my Home theater equipment & Smart-home features. RF allows it to work behind closed doors. Nice touch screen display. [ Brian  Dec 23, 2015 ]
    Recommendation by Shane [ Joe  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    This remote has a lot of capability and includes a large screen backlit buttons and good ergonomics. [ JOHN S  Dec 14, 2015 ]

    23 questions already asked

    This device is compatible with anything just download the software. [ MARIA GOMEZ  Nov 09, 2018 ]
    I don't know. Sorry.. [ THOMAS S  May 31, 2018 ]
    Although I do not know for certain but would guess it would. Mine controls Both Roku and Apple TV along with many DVD players, TVs, receivers and even the nest thermostat. [ JIM  May 14, 2018 ]
    I don't know, don't use it. Good luck. [ Jon  May 14, 2018 ]
    Yes [ MARK E  May 14, 2018 ]
    Yes, I believe it will as long as both devices are on the same wireless network using the Hub. [ Thomas  May 14, 2018 ]
    As of this date I have not had to replace the re-chargeable battery. [ John  Dec 21, 2017 ]
    I have never had to replace the battery in any Logitech remote I have owned. [ Barry  Dec 21, 2017 ]
    I don't know. I have not had the need. I have one [ Barry  Dec 21, 2017 ]
    No I see no visible way to replace the battery on this model [ JOSEPH  Dec 21, 2017 ]
    Not familiar with Sony. But, if Droid is an App on a Sony TV the Elite should control it. [ David  Dec 28, 2017 ]
    Logitech website has a list of the products that worke with their remotes [ JAMES  Jun 03, 2017 ]
    One on tv location. [ Karen  Mar 05, 2017 ]
    You need a hub in every location that you would like to control your electronics. When signing in the harmony app will ask which hub you want to control so make sure to give each hub a unique name. [ Troy  Mar 04, 2017 ]
    Yes it will. You just have to teach the remote via the desktop application. I have a Haiku fan and I taught this remote those commands and it works fine. [ Troy  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    Yes!! [ VINCENT L  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    It is likely that they will be sufficient. I set mine up in a 3 door cabinet, my components are limited to 2 doors containing 4 sections. My system works without issue. [ JAMES  Sep 14, 2016 ]
    Yes, I have the same setup with a home theater receiver, satellite receiver, roku 4, apple tv, fire tv, and a UHD blu ray player in the cabinet. I have an IR blaster on the top shelf on each side of the cabinet and it works great! [ Michael W.  Sep 14, 2016 ]
    You may have to place an IR blaster up by the TV if the lower section of your cabinet is enclosed. The remote comes with two additional blasters plus the main hub itself is a blaster. Remember, you can always control the TV with line of sight from the remote (Doing this will not allow you to control your TV with the App). Once in the software, you can go to the section "Hub Assignments" to control port A, B, Hub, and Remote. [ MARK E  Sep 14, 2016 ]
    Thanks for your question and sorry you are having trouble. This unit generally gets 5 star reviews. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can troubleshoot and see if there may be a fix. 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: Or try our online support center: [ Kenny  Aug 22, 2016 ]  Staff
    If IR, yes, if RF, not lickley. Bose uses a proprietary RF system that only works with thier remote. If Bluetooth, maybe. [ MARK E  Aug 01, 2016 ]
    Yes it does. I have a Bose wave and it works with that as well as all of my products that have a remote, even if they're not common name brand products. It's an awesome remote. [ Troy  Aug 01, 2016 ]
    You can check for compatibility on the Logitech website. [ JAMES  Aug 01, 2016 ]
    yes and many many more. [ MOE  Aug 01, 2016 ]
    Yes. The Harmony remotes are compatible with the Escient Fireball products. You can check the specific model number for compatibility on Harmony's website here: I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Jul 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    Only 1 Hub per Remote. Only 1 remote per Hub. You can "assign" ports on the hub. There are two ports on the back, plus the hub blaster itself. [ MARK E  Jun 15, 2016 ]
    i don't thin k a single hub would work in this case. To keep the signal from getting mixed up from multiple hubs sending to similar equipment i would look into using individual IT repeaters that can be attached to the controlled boxes. you could then screen or block them from catching any stray IR reflections from the other hub. [ William  Jun 15, 2016 ]
    Yes. Many of the buttons on this remote, perhaps like your others, can have two functions via a short press and a long press. I believe this remote comes with the 30 second jump as the long press on the fast forward button. I moved this to the short press as I use the function frequently to get through commercials. [ LARRY W  May 17, 2016 ]
    Yes. Just hold down the fast foward button for about a second. [ Bradley  May 17, 2016 ]
    I think you can. I know you can for sure from your phone app. [ Kenneth  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes, as long as you use an IR repeater. [ Troy  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes. But watch your distance between the remote and the RF hub. Anymore than 30' and you could have problems. To work around this, keep the RF hub behind your TV or in the same room as your TV and extend the IR over Cat5e to blasters in the other room. Good luck [ MARK E  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes, and the app on your phone too. [ Don  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes, you just need to make sure any components that you want to control have visibility with the included ir blasters. I also purchased extra ir transmitters to attach onto the fronts of my components because the blasters weren't practical for my application. [ William  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes that is exactly how my setup is currently all my equipment is in a closet far away from my theatre and the remote works perfectly. [ AKASH  May 10, 2016 ]
    Yes you can. I do [ Kenneth  May 10, 2016 ]
    If you buy a second hub for another room you can use your phone or tablet. You just change hubs on your phone or tablet. [ Troy  May 10, 2016 ]
    No, I don't think you will be able to use your smart phone or tablet for another TV, because the hub and RF transmitters are only connected to the one TV. You will only be able to control the one TV that is connected to that hub with your smart phone or tablet. I called Logitech and asked them if I bought another hub could I use the same remote to control the new hub over my Wi-Fi network for another TV and they told me no. I hope this helps. [ Michael W.  May 06, 2016 ]
    No, you can't use your smartphone to directly control anything. The remote itself can control devices via infrared, and it also communicates with the Harmony Hub via a radio frequency signal. The hub can then send the infrared signals. This works well since you can place the hub anywhere that is convenient and within line if sight of what you want to control. The remote itself then does not need to have line of sight since the hub can send the signals. There is an app for your smartphone that can communicate with the hub which can then control your devices. Hope this helps, Frank [ Frank  May 06, 2016 ]
    You require the remote and a hub to operate your devices. All devices must be within the distance of the hub and the remote sensors that plug into the hub. The remote talks to the hub and the hub sends out the signal to your devices within range of the remote sensors. If your devices are in different rooms you will require an additional remote and hub. [ John  May 06, 2016 ]
    Yes. I have my phone, iPad and daughters phone all connected to mine. [ Troy  Apr 10, 2016 ]
    Absolutely. You can have as many "portable" devices connected to the hub as you want. If one person changes the "Activity", it will update everyone's device with the new activity. They all "Sync" together. And yes, you can even use the remote at the same time. [ MARK E  Apr 07, 2016 ]
    Yes I have 4 IOS devices with the Harmony App. [ MOE  Apr 07, 2016 ]
    Yes you just download the app on each phone and then log into your account. You can also have more the one hub on account and switch between them. [ CHRIS  Apr 07, 2016 ]
    Yes everyone can use their own iphone as their personal remotes linking it to the same hub. Great remote definitely recommend it!! [ AKASH  Apr 07, 2016 ]
    Have not tried to do that functionality. [ Adam  Apr 07, 2016 ]
    Yes, I just checked from at least 40 feet [ Brian  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    Yes. If you use the extra included IR extending receivers, you should be able to reach that length. Remember, the hub uses wifi as well as IR, so you could be outside your house and as long as you have wifi, your remote will still work. It works best if the hub is next to the items you are controlling though. [ Taylor  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    I had a similar problem and I bought a WiFi extender which is placed in between your router and the IR blaster! Working perfectly!! [ Anita  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    Yes. In the programming or in the remote menu, you can tell the remote system to either use the RF blaster, Port A, Port B, or "remote" to control your system. [ MARK E  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    Yes it does. The transmitter has a 10 ft. cord for easy placement. [ Troy  Feb 25, 2016 ]
    Jason, I purchased my Elite last October to control my TV set up where the cable box, AV receiver, DVD player and Apple TV are in a cabinet and my Plasma screen is, of course, outside. All the components in the cabinet are communicated by RF through the Harmony hub and the plasma screen is controlled by IR from the Harmony remote control. It is working fine. Of course you have to point the remote control at the IR device for it to receive the signal. Depending on the component sequence this could be a few seconds long. Let me know if you have other questions. Rudy [ Rudy  Feb 24, 2016 ]
    Yes, it does. In set up you can choose how each of the devices is controlled - via the hub and it blasters or through the ir emitter on the remote [ William  Feb 24, 2016 ]
    You can control devices anywhere. [ Kenneth  Feb 24, 2016 ]
    Yes. The remote can control IR devices but it needs a line of sight to the device. [ MALCOLM  Feb 24, 2016 ]
    Yes, it has all of the codes preset. [ Troy  May 10, 2016 ]
    We don't have a Playstation 4, but according to the Logitech compatibility website, it is supported. https://support[dot]myharmony[dot]com/en-us/compatibility [ George  Feb 02, 2016 ]
    Yes & no. It cannot turn it on. However, once PS 4 is on it can be used for some functions. Then when u turn off PS4 using the Harmony Elite, it puts PS4 into rest mode. [ JAMES  Feb 01, 2016 ]
    i do not personally one a play station but here is what harmony says. Harmony is able to control your PlayStation 4, including navigating through the menus and playing / pausing streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. However, Sony does not permit any remote other than their game controller to power on this game console. Please first turn on your PlayStation using the game controller before launching your Play Game Activity using Harmony. Once powered on, Harmony will automatically Bluetooth connect and enable device control. [ PATRICK  Feb 01, 2016 ]
    I'm sorry I don't know. It's a great remote & works beautifully on our old Samsung. [ Christine  Jan 06, 2016 ]
    It should. Check their website. They have an extensive list of items. It works with other bluetooth items in my house. [ STEVEN J  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    Yes it will. It has an in depth data base for just about everything out there that is controlled by a remote and it is a learning remote as well. [ Troy  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    You might also contact Harmony and ask them. [ MARK E  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    It will work with a new Samsung TV, however I am pretty sure it will not work with the proprietary Bluetooth remote that comes with the TV (that acts as a pointer). I know that all the way up to the Harmony Ultimate we were not able to control that feature. If I find otherwise I will update this post. [ MARK E  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    yes [ ANAND  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Dec 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    I just purchased and installed the Harmony Elite. My components are in an enclosed (wood and sheetrock) cabinet that is 52 inches wide with 2 shelves. It works great. It comes with the Hub and 2 mini Blasters. I use the Hub on one shelf and one mini Blaster on the other shelf. These units project the IR signals into the cabinet and the components see the signal. I have 4 components on one shelf with the mini Blaster and 2 components on the other shelf with the Hub. The hand held remote controller sends an RF signal to the hub which then sends out the IR signal for the components. The remote also sends out IR signals and I use that to control my plasma screen which naturally isn't in the enclosed cabinet. I hope this helps you. Rudy [ Rudy  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    I don't think the length of your cabinet would be an issue as long as there is room between to front of the cabinet and each individual area where your components are so the IR signal could bounce around the cabinet. Each blaster can control multiple devices it's not a one for one situation. Not sure of the cost for two additional blasters would be but I'd be shocked if it was more than say $30. These Logitech ones are quite robust compared to ones I've used in the past. Setup was a snap and I bet this remote will work for you. I still am thrilled with how well it works for me. Hope this helps. [ Glen  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Unfortunately I do not know the spread it covers but I have 2 components stacked and one blaster works great for both. On another note love the remote and customer service is great if you have any issues. I couldn't get one button to work how I wanted so CS programmed it remotely and I just needed to sync it which takes 20 seconds [ STEVEN  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Hi i just purchased the harmony elite for my theater and all my equipment is in a entertainment closet and i have about 8 units hooked up in a sanus equipment rack. This closet is fully enclosed and i have no access to it from the theater and i had the same concern you had before purchasing this item but i have to tell you it works great. I had this remote programmed and set up by my theater guy who set up my theater and he placed the ir blaster in such a way that it covers all my equipment. My rack is working off of 1 blaster. I have to tell you this hub maxes out at 2 blaster can not expand to more. But crutchfield is great with returns so try it out if not you could always return it. Hope this helped [ AKASH  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    You will very likely not even need the additional IR blasters that this remote comes with. The IR blaster itself is likely going to be enough to communicate with all seven pieces of your equipment. If you need additional blasters you can plug in the additional two blasters that come with the harmony for more coverage however it's very unlikely that you will need them ( unless your cabinet has some sort of crazy dividers inside). Keep in mind, if you want to take full advantage of the networking capabilities of the remote so that you can control your system with a smartphone or tablet make sure that you run an IR blaster or IR target from the hub to your television set. If you do not do this your portable device will not be able to control your television ( because if you do not use the blasting technology you will have to tell the remote control to send IR signals directly from the IR remote). We have been installing Harmony remote since they came out. We have programmed every single model that they have made. This model by far is one of the best ones they have made. [ MARK E  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    It looks like you will need to contact Logitech directly about the availability of the Elite remote. You can find their support portal here: [ Jeff  Nov 05, 2015 ]  Staff

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