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Logitech® Harmony® Companion

Remote control for home entertainment and automation devices (Black)

Item # 596HCNTROL

The Logitech Harmony Companion gives you one-touch control over your home entertainment system — and many...

The Logitech Harmony Companion gives you one-touch control over your home entertainment system — and many...

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Item # 596HCNTROL

About the Logitech® Harmony® Companion

Control for A/V devices and much more

The Logitech Harmony Companion gives you one-touch control over your home entertainment system — and many types of home automation systems, too. So you can control your Lutron dimmers, Nest Learning Thermostat, August smart locks and more all from your smartphone or tablet.

Control for A/V devices and much more

The Logitech Harmony Companion gives you one-touch control over your home entertainment system — and many types of home automation systems, too. So you can control your Lutron dimmers, Nest Learning Thermostat, August smart locks and more all from your smartphone or tablet.

This Harmony system lets your mobile device control up to eight different home theater components. It comes with everything you need — a free downloadable app for your smartphone, a wireless hub to forward commands from your phone to your A/V components, and a powerful remote for others to use.

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Control both home entertainment components and home automation devices using your smartphone.

Intuitive control through the Harmony App

Harmony's free app is available to both iPhone® and Android™ users. Swipe your phone's touchscreen to change from one component's control panel to the next. You can also 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, and your bedroom stereo system starts playing music.

Control devices behind closed doors

The 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 an infrared mini-blaster so you can control components stored behind closed cabinet doors.

All this and a hand-held remote, too

The Harmony Companion system comes with a backup remote, for times when you're not carrying your phone in your pocket. It features one-touch buttons for the most common activities — like listening to music, watching TV, or watching a movie. It's a perfect way for houseguests, babysitters, parents, children, and others to use your home theater system.

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 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 sends them wirelessly to your remote. And you can use MyHarmony to update your remote whenever you upgrade your system with new gear.


Product highlights:

  • free downloadable Harmony control app
    • for Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets
    • compatible with Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home
    • easy step-by-step setup
    • swipe and tap touchscreen control app
    • 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 8 devices
    • available from iTunes® and Google Play
  • Harmony Hub
    • connects to Wi-Fi® network
    • 1 IR mini-blaster for controlling a device inside a cabinet
    • Bluetooth for control of PS3 and Wii game consoles
    • IR control for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
    • personalized favorites and settings
    • USB port for downloading commands from Logitech's website (USB cable included)
  • Home Control remote
    • one-touch TV, movie, and music activity buttons
    • customizable buttons
    • 2 "AAA" batteries (included)
    • controls up to 8 devices
    • comfortable, ergonomic design
    • not an IR remote
  • 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
  • MFR # 915-000239

What's in the box:

  • Remote control
  • Hub
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6' DC cord)
  • CR2032 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • IR mini-blaster (w/ attached 8' cable)
  • 23" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • Setup Guide
  • Important Information

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Harmony Companion: The Harmony Companion 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 8 different devices from the Harmony Companion system.

Note: The Harmony database has over 270,000 electronic devices (and growing) from over 6,000 manufacturers. Click here to check compatibility with specfic devices.

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

Hub: The Hub is at the center of the Harmony Companion remote system. Whether you use the Harmony App on your compatible mobile device or the included 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 included remote control doesn't control devices directly, but communicates with the Hub using radio frequency (RF), which then relays the command to your devices using IR.
  • 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. An IR mini blaster is included to extend the range of the Hub allowing you to control devices that are on other shelves or outside your cabinet, such as a television.
  • WiFi Connection: Connecting the 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.

RF Remote Control: This universal RF remote control combines up to 8 remotes into 1 simple controller. The remote control offers an ergonomic feel and intuitive design. The remote fits comfortably in your hand with buttons that are grouped by how you use them and shaped so you can feel your way around them without looking at the remote. The remote is powered by a single CR2032 3V lithium battery.

Harmony Control App: In addition to the remote control that comes with the Harmony Companion remote system, you can use select Apple iOS and Android mobile devices with the Harmony Control App as a remote control. Your smartphone will communicate with the Hub over WiFi allowing your smartphone/tablet to control your entertainment and automation devices. You can use swipe or tap gestures to 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 Hub.

One-Touch Controls: The Harmony Companion remote system uses Activity-based controls to give you one-touch operation 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. Types of Activities will depend on the types of devices you have in your entertainment system. 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. These may be configured manually from the MyHarmony website or the Harmony Control app.
  • One Touch System Off: The Off button on either the Harmony Companion remote or the 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 same time.
Note: The Harmony Companion system 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 Companion 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: Using the MyHarmony desktop software or the Harmony Control app on your smartphone/tablet you can select up to 50 Favorite channels for easier access through the Harmony Control app 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.

Note: The Favorites feature is not available on the included remote control.

Command Customization: The Harmony Companion remote system 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.

Other Controls: With the Harmony Companion remote system you can easily access guides, menus, and recorded programs; as well as control playback, with dedicated buttons.

Home Automation: The Harmony Companion remote system lets you integrate home automation with home entertainment control to create a personalized home experience.

  • Philips Hue Lighting: The Harmony Companion remote system is able to communicate with Philips hue wireless lighting systems when the Hub is configured to use your home's WiFi network. Once paired to hue, you are able to configure light, color, and brightness settings from the remote and app 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 Companion 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 Control app on your smartphone/tablet.

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.

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 Companion system will think that your TV is already powered on and will not turn it on. Other things that can confuse the Harmony Companion system include inter-device communication that turns devices on or off, such as HDMI-CEC.

Dimensions: Dimension for the Remote, Hub, and IR mini-blaster.

  • Remote: 2.1875" (w) x 0.9375" (h) x 7.3125"
  • Hub: 4.9375" (w) x 1.0625" (h) x 4.6875" (d)
  • IR Mini-Blaster: 1.4375" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.0" (d); 8' cable length

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20 questions already asked

Is this device compatible with Insteon home automation devices?
[ Michael  Mar 03, 2015 ]
3 answers
With an adapter I believe it is Z wave compatible so maybe depending on your Insteon hub.
[ Michael  Mar 17, 2015 ]
Gedeon J
[ Gedeon  Mar 05, 2015 ]
I'm not sure. The Logitech "Home Control" series is wifi. The control of the devices is either wifi or ir. This means that the Logitech hub blasts the ir signal to your devices. Certified items like Sonos speakers are controlled via wifi. The remote doesn't actually have an IR blaster. Your insteon devices still need to be controlled by your insteon hub. I think Crutchfield gives you 60 days to return. I would buy the remote and test it yourself. You may also consider ditching Insteon for a system compatible with your Harmony remote. Harmony is coming out with a zigbee/zwave hub that will open up options for a whole slue of products. I currently use 2gig products for door locks and alarm. And Control4 for music and media. I'm in the process of ditching my Control4 stuff for Harmony in favor of the DIY option.
[ Matt  Mar 04, 2015 ]
Will the Logitech Harmony Companion work with a Spectrum cable box/DVR?
[ Steve  Jan 14, 2021 ]
5 answers
can't remember exactly why the harmony wouldn't work but I had returned it
[ Jeffrey  Jan 31, 2021 ]
I cannot say for certain but I do know that they have codes for thousands of devices and I think you can also teach it with your existing remote. But to be certain check Logitech's website
[ DOUG  Jan 29, 2021 ]
I'm sure it would. I don't have one in that room but I use a different (much older) Harmony with a Spectrum cable box and it works fine.
[ Guest  Jan 29, 2021 ]
Yes. I have Spectrum and it works great.
[ TED  Jan 29, 2021 ]
Have not tried to connect it to my satellite box, so sorry I cannot answer your question.
[ CRAIG  Jan 14, 2021 ]
does the remote control have a replaceable battery?
[ irvin  Nov 30, 2020 ]
7 answers
Hi! I just figured this out. The front bottom on the remote slides off straight down. Have a careful look at the lines showing the separate plastic piece. It took me some time to grip it properly and pull it off, but it does come off. I hope this helps. Thanks, Edmund
[ Edmund  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Yes it does. It is one of those flat batteries. They last a long time.
[ BRANDON  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Yes, has a lithium battery.
[ GREGORY  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Yes the cover slides off just below the number pad on the front of the remote. It takes a button style battery.
[ ANDY  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Yes, it uses a replaceable CR2032 coin cell. You can find replacements at any place which sells batteries.
[ Mrunal  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Yes, it is replaceable
[ GREG  Nov 30, 2020 ]
ACtually, not one that is replaceable that I am aware of.....guess it just lasts a long time!
[ TREVOR M  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Except for my Tv, all of my equipment is in a cabinet and the regular IR remotes wonâ??t work when the cabinet door is shut. Will this system work or is there a better solution? IR blaster?
[ Jim  Nov 28, 2020 ]
6 answers
Yes. That is exactly how I am using this system and it works very well. I have had multiple harmony remotes and they all work well, however this solved issue I had that the others could not.
[ Philip  Nov 30, 2020 ]
Mine works great, but the hub must be outside of the cabinet.
[ GEORGE  Nov 29, 2020 ]
The hub itself is a blaster, plus there's a hardwired extender blaster to reach devices that might be block by furniture, etc. I find that's it's working well for me. By the way, you can buy an additional extender blaster for a total of two.
[ Dean  Nov 29, 2020 ]
I have a similar setup I just built this summer. The remote sends a radio signal (or your phone/tablet via wifi) to the Hub which is an IR blaster. My Hub is sitting in my AV rack in the room next to my theater area. Somehow the IR signals bounce around in the room, and it easily makes a connection with the Roku, receiver, and Blu-ray in the rack. It might be a problem for you if there is no space between the components and the cabinet door (so the IR signal can't get around). The Companion comes with one IR extender with a fairly long cable. I have mine coming out above a door so my projector gets the signal. There is a jack for one more extender (purchased separately) that you could place near a component in your cabinet if it's not getting a signal.
[ Guest  Nov 28, 2020 ]
I use the Logitech remote to control my zone 2 speakers which are outside on the patio. So it communicates with the stereo through the house wall/two glass doors. I think it'll work for what you're describing.
[ CRAIG  Nov 28, 2020 ]
This should come with a wired remote broadcaster that I would think solve your issue. I personally do not need to use this feature but I believe that is what it is designed for. Good luck. The staff at crutch field can verify what I am speaking of.
[ DOUG  Nov 28, 2020 ]
Will this remote work older Sony TV 2002 Model and Yamaha home theaters ?
[ s  Nov 25, 2020 ]
2 answers
Yes, IR codes haven't changed that much over the years. There are mutable codes for Sony, one will work just fine.
[ Rawles  Nov 25, 2020 ]
It works with an older yamaha receivers and a very old Pioneer Plasma TV. I have used prior remote versions with a rear projection Sony.
[ JEFF  Nov 25, 2020 ]
Is this remote back lit..?
[ David  Nov 22, 2020 ]
4 answers
Unfortunately, no. This is my biggest complaint about the remote (since it's pretty dark in my theater area). I guess it's the way they try to get you to spend $100 to upgrade to the touchscreen remote. I just use an old iPad with the Harmony app as my remote most of the time.
[ Guest  Nov 28, 2020 ]
No. But it's pretty well laid out, I can use it without looking for most common tasks.
[ ALAN  Nov 22, 2020 ]
No it is not backlit.
[ Thomas  Nov 22, 2020 ]
No, it is not
[ Jeff  Nov 22, 2020 ]
I have Direct TV. Will this unit control the Direct TV box as well as my Sony Bravia UHD TV, Sony sound bar, and Sony BlueRay unit?
[ Bob  Oct 05, 2020 ]
2 answers
It works with my DirecTV dvr that's about 2.5 years old. Can't speak to newer versions but Logitech seems to keep up with new devices pretty well. It also controls my DVD player, receiver, and Apple TV.
[ ALAN  Oct 05, 2020 ]
Yes it will
[ Kirk  Oct 05, 2020 ]
Is this the latest version #915-000239?
[ Alex,  Jul 21, 2020 ]
3 answers
Current shipping model is PN: 915-000239 Could not locate the specific version information at logitech.Xom/en-us/product/harmony-companion# specification-tabular Recommend contacting the mfr: support.myharmony.Xom/en-us/contact-us
[ Stephen  Jul 22, 2020 ]
I'm sorry I can't answer this. The software is set to automatically update. It says the hub software is 4.14.264. There are no markings on the remote and the hub probably has yet another. Good thing is Logitech totally supports everything.
[ Jeff  Jul 22, 2020 ]
I'm sorry. I have no idea whether this is the latest version. In any case, the version I have, works well for me. Hope it also does for you.
[ CRAIG  Jul 21, 2020 ]
Will this remote work with a Samsung One Connect TV?
[ Judy  Jul 06, 2020 ]
1 answer
If you're referring to the newest Samsung TVs, yes
[ Kim  Jul 06, 2020 ]
Is a replacement remote available for the Harmony Companion without buying the hub? I need a "His" remote AND a "her" remote, and would like to have two remotes paired to one hub.
[ John  Aug 15, 2019 ]
3 answers
If you're willing to use your smartphone or tablet, it may meet your needs. I've got my remote, my Android phone, and my iPad all working to control the same system.
[ Dean  Nov 29, 2020 ]
Aloha, I have no idea. Sorry
[ Thomas  Aug 23, 2019 ]
Best thing to do is contact Harmony customer service... also since you can use the App as a devise, try that
[ DONALD J  Aug 22, 2019 ]
Will this control a fire stick?
[ Cy  May 08, 2019 ]
2 answers
Go to the Logitech website with the specific model info and you will find your answer. I checked for a specific 15 year old Rotel processor and found it
[ henry  May 08, 2019 ]
[ CHAD  May 08, 2019 ]
Does this remote work with an apple TV?
[ Derick  Nov 14, 2018 ]
3 answers
It works with Amazon
[ Michael  Nov 14, 2018 ]
Yes it does
[ Anthony  Nov 14, 2018 ]
It works with both my apple tv and amazon alexa
[ Nicholas  Nov 14, 2018 ]
Does this have a 30 second skip button for skipping commercials?
[ GlenEcho  Nov 12, 2018 ]
4 answers
The system allows you to set up turn on sequences for multiple devices whether for music or video. It does not "create" features not built into the device which I assume is a dvr. So no if your dvr does'nt have a 30 sec skip feature this won't create it for you.
[ henry  Nov 18, 2018 ]
[ marc  Nov 18, 2018 ]
Not that I have seen or read about. I use the FF Fast Forward button which works fine
[ DONALD J  Nov 18, 2018 ]
Not thatI have recognized
[ CAROLYN  Nov 17, 2018 ]
Does this system require internet access or can it be restricted to home/local network only?
[ Kirt  Sep 07, 2017 ]
2 answers
Normal use after set up of devices does not require internet access. I used internet access to logitech to set mine up. I don't remember if I could have set devices up with out internet access. Hope this helped
[ THOMAS S  Sep 07, 2017 ]
For remote only, you don't need internet. But if you'd like to integrate with a smart home statement, most likely that will require Internet connection. That is actually dictated by your smart home system. I use SmartThings and IFTT with my Harmony and both require internet.
[ Scott  Sep 07, 2017 ]
Does this remote, control amazon fire tv?
[ Andrew  Aug 31, 2017 ]
1 answer
Yes, it works perfectly for my Amazon Fire TV. The Harmony app will guide you through how to add it as a remote for it. You won't be able to do voice control though.
[ Kenny  Sep 05, 2017 ]
Does it control DirecTV?
[ Doug  Mar 11, 2017 ]
2 answers
Works with my DirecTV DVR box
[ ALAN  Nov 22, 2020 ]
Yes it does. Great remote.
[ Casey  Mar 12, 2017 ]
i have some how muted the sound on a visio system and cant get it back on?
[ Ray  May 26, 2016 ]
1 answer
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  May 27, 2016 ]  Staff
Is this remote compatible with definitive technology?
[ Steve  May 21, 2016 ]
1 answer
I really don't know. Perhaps if you call Logitech support they may be able to assist.
[ Torrey  May 21, 2016 ]
Here is my question for a DiY basement home theater project. All of my AV equipment will be inside a space under my steps in the basement that is closed off by a door. Inside that space will be all my AV components including the harmony hub. I understand that the hub IR will be able to "talk" to all of the equipment IN the space under the stairs. My question is...I have a projector outside of the space that will not necessarily be in line of site of the remote. What should I do?
[ Marcus17  Dec 06, 2014 ]
2 answers
There is no IR output on the remote itself. However, there are two ports on the back of the Hub for IR extenders (one is included in the package). You will need an additional extender with a cable long enough to reach your projector or a 2.5mm extension cable.
[ J WESTON  Feb 09, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You should still be able to program the projector to work with the Harmony remote, but the remote will have to be pointed at the IR sensor on the projector, since it is still out in the open. The Harmony remote should still output a standard IR signal, which should work with the projector. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Dec 10, 2014 ]  Staff

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