Logitech® Harmony® 950
Universal remote with customizable swipe and tap touchscreen
Our take on the Logitech® Harmony® 950 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Setup is simple through the free MyHarmony site.
One easy-to-use remote
When I brought home a Harmony remote for our home theater system a few years ago, my wife didn't understand why. She very quickly got it — as did our house sitters and overnight guests. One remote controls our entire system, simply and intuitively. The Logitech Harmony 950 remote is even easier to use than that earlier model. Its color touchscreen displays general commands, such as “Watch TV.” Tap it, and the Harmony 950 turns on the right components in the proper sequence to watch TV. You can control up to 15 devices with the remote, plus customize its touchscreen and buttons so your favorite activities are always easy to find.
Truly a universal remote
The remote works with over 270,000 entertainment devices from over 6,000 brands, including lighting controls, game consoles, multi-room systems, streaming devices such as Apple TV® and Roku® — and the list keeps growing. If it has a remote, you can probably control it with the Harmony 950. And you can preset up to 50 of your favorite TV orcable channels, and streaming services, and even display their logos for quick identification at a glance. Just touch the Netflix icon, and the remote sends out the commands to bring up that service on your TV. Want to watch the big game? Tap the ESPN logo and let the Harmony 950 do the rest.
To get started, connect the Harmony 950 to your Mac® or PC with the included USB cable. Go to Logitech's MyHarmony site. It will help you program your remote by asking some simple questions about your system and how you use it. It then downloads the control codes and command sequences to your remote. The MyHarmony site saves your settings for easy updates whenever you add or change gear.
Power at the ready
The Harmony 950 comes with its own charging station that doubles as a convenient storage base. But if you forget to dock it when you're done using it, don't worry. A built-in motion sensor powers down the remote if it's motionless for a while. Pick up the Harmony 950, and it "wakes up" instantly. That way, your remote won't run out of juice just sitting on the coffee table.
- swipe-and-tap 2-3/8" color touchscreen
- one-touch activity icons such as "Watch TV," "Mood Music," "Play Games" and much more
- up to 50 one-touch favorite channel icons
- customizable button functions and touchscreen display
- contoured, backlit buttons
- controls up to 15 devices such as:
- streaming media players like Apple TV, Roku®, and TiVo®
- game consoles
- CD, DVD, and Blu-ray players
- TVs, receivers, and more
- home automation gear, such as the Nest
- motion sensor "wakes up" remote from auto sleep mode when picked up to save on battery life
- USB port for downloading commands from MyHarmony website (USB cable included)
- can learn IR codes from existing remote controls
- built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
- charging cradle with AC adapter
- 2-1/8"W x 7-7/16"H x 1-1/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Universal remote control (pre-installed rechargeable battery)
- Charging base
- AC power adapter (w/ 6' DC cord)
- 2' microUSB-to-USB cable
- Setup Guide
- Important Safety / Compliance / Warranty Information
Very easy to program and use. This is my second 950 remote that I am using in my vacation rental to simplify the guest experience. So far it has been great!
Jamie, Makawao, HI
Logitech® Harmony® 950 Reviews
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Harmony 950 Universal Remote Control: The Harmony 950 universal remote control provides maximum flexibility for operating your home entertainment gear. You can control up to 15 different devices from the Harmony 950 universal remote. The remote measures 5.4375" (w) x 3.9375" (h) x 19.25" (d).
Desktop Software Setup: The Harmony 950 is programmed by connecting the universal remote to your laptop or desktop computer using the supplied USB cable, and downloading the MyHarmony desktop software. The MyHarmony desktop software will guide you through entering the manufacturer and model numbers of your home devices so the Harmony 950 understands how to control them. It then helps you create your Watch TV Activity (or scene) for one-button control.
Note: 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 10.7 or later
- USB type-A port
- Internet access
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.
Infrared (IR): The Harmony 950 controls your devices using infrared (IR) light meaning that there must be a direct line of sight between the Harmony remote and your component's IR eye or external IR receiver. The remote has an IR transmission range of up to 50'.
2.4" Full-Color Touchscreen w/ Tactile Feedback: The included remote's 2.4" full-color touchscreen gives you easy gesture control of the remote's commands and activities. 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's numeric keypad is located on the touchscreen.
One-Touch Controls: The Harmony 950 uses Activity Control to give you one-touch control of your home entertainment 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 Ultimate 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 950 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 950 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 Blu-ray, the Harmony Ultimate 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 Blu-ray 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.
Command Customization: The Harmony 950 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 Blu-ray 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.
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.
Note: To help keep your Harmony in sync with your devices, avoid turning your television, set-top box and other devices on and off manually or by using their original remote control
Sleep Timer: Use the sleep timer feature to fall asleep and let the Harmony 950 take care of shutting down your equipment for you.
Rechargeable Battery: The Harmony 950 remote control includes a user-replaceable, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that has 20% greater capacity than previous generation Harmony remotes.
Charging Base: The remote comes with a docking station and AC power adapter that keeps the remote's battery fully charged. The charging base measures 3.1875" (w) x 2.25" (h) x 3.875 (d).
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Why did you buy this?
Prior experience with Harmony remotes [ Chris Sep 26, 2018 ]
Bryce recommended it. [ Patrick Sep 12, 2018 ]
Neighbor has one [ KELLEY M Sep 09, 2018 ]
to replace my old Harmony 1100 [ Leo Aug 22, 2018 ]
I was impressed with the features and reviews by other customers [ Paula L Jul 01, 2018 ]
It is highly programmable and has digital swipe screen. My home Theater has many devices. [ MALIK Jun 02, 2018 ]
Current owner, adding additional remotes. [ Kevin May 20, 2018 ]
recommendation from friend, as well as the review on your website. [ Terry Apr 23, 2018 ]
Simplicity, functionality and looks. Can run all of my equipment with one remote. [ ANTHONY L Mar 17, 2018 ]
Ease of programming [ Wayne G. Jan 25, 2018 ]
Good enough for my needs versus top-tier Harmony Elite, which is way overpriced. [ Francis Jan 25, 2018 ]
Need one remote for all my electronics [ anthony Jan 24, 2018 ]
Replaces a very old Logitech universal remote which was excellent [ Richard Dec 30, 2017 ]
Previous satisfaction with Harmony and the 950 seems to match my needs. [ Larrie Dec 16, 2017 ]
Chris recommended it for my completely new home theater system I bought from Crutchfield. [ Terry Dec 15, 2017 ]
I bought one of these last year and love it. The lighted screen and controls are worth the extra money. [ ROBERT Nov 30, 2017 ]
this item was recommened have not had the opportunity to try it out for my self yet but the specs and reviews are pretty good. [ KALIK Oct 16, 2017 ]
have a prior Harmony One that I am replacing [ Sal Oct 15, 2017 ]
i purchased my harmony one from Crutchfield. Great company! [ B Oct 08, 2017 ]
Reduce remote clutter [ Robin Sep 24, 2017 ]
Purchased Logitech remote in the past. [ Dave Jul 26, 2017 ]
Hva one for another home....extremely easy to set up and use....the very best remote for me. [ john Jul 03, 2017 ]
Multiple reviews indicated this is best universal out there. Really liked my old Harmony One, so am hoping this will be as good/better. [ Norman Eric Jun 28, 2017 ]
My old unit died like the Web base setup to a Home AV System [ charles Jun 17, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Harmony. [ Robert Apr 21, 2017 ]
I had the Harmony One remote which the 950 will replace. I'm replacing it because the 950 is easier to program with the updated Logitech software. [ Thomas Apr 07, 2017 ]
Great reviews. [ Mark Mar 08, 2017 ]
A friend had one and it worked great, one remote for several components!! [ William Feb 17, 2017 ]
Because its the best remote. I bought this for upstairs I already have one downstairs [ Dennis Feb 14, 2017 ]
The top of the line Logitech for EaseOfUse [ Joe Jan 14, 2017 ]
Have to many remotes, trying this one out. [ Idris Jan 09, 2017 ]
This was an upgrade/replacement for my ~5 yr old Harmony One that several buttons had stopped working on. plan on getting a Hub to go with it at some point as the Playstation and various smart home features aren't IR. [ Todd Jan 08, 2017 ]
not very many nice universal remotes available. [ KERRY L Jan 08, 2017 ]
I currently use about 5 remotes. Logitech says this will work with all my entertainment devices so i'm going to give it a try. The 950 is the newest available in USA as it replaces the Ultimate One. [ Gerard Nov 17, 2016 ]
I'm upgrading my whole AV system and felt that upgrading from the Harmony 900 to the 950 would accommodate the new system better than the 900. [ Michael Nov 05, 2016 ]
Have had several Harmony remotes and they all are great. Need a new one. [ Matthew Oct 18, 2016 ]
4 questions already asked
I am using the Harmony hub to control the Definitive sound bar. It works for everything except the different equalization modes (ie movie, sports etc). There may be a way to do it but its not clearly delineated. [ Raymond Jul 29, 2018 ]
Yes you can add the sync the 950 with a Harmony Hub. The Elite is just the Hub and 950 sold together. [ Vincent Jan 23, 2018 ]
I don't know the answer, sorry. [ WM D Dec 21, 2017 ]
Yup! Nothing except the hub [ Dennis Dec 21, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Dec 21, 2017 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. This item is IR. You'll find this information on the product page "Details" tab under "Features". Hope that helps. [ Kenny Nov 19, 2016 ] Staff
The Harmony remotes can control just about anything that offers infrared remote capability. If your Pioneer came with an infrared wireless remote originally, the Harmony should be able to control it. It also offers a learning function so, if by any chance Harmony doesn't have the commands for your device, you can use the Pioneer's remote to "teach" the Harmony how to control it. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Sep 17, 2016 ] Staff