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+)
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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 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
Help: If you have a problem completing an activity function,
the help button will guide you through the fix using the interactive multi-color
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
- IR Mini-Blasters: 1.4375" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.0" (d); 8'