Logitech Harmony Hub

Logitech Harmony Hub is a device that helps us to control our mobile phones with the help of its application. All the things that we can do with a mobile phone can be done with this device. Whether we have to change the channel of our TV or to raise the volume. This can also be done with the help of Harmony Hub.
There is an option for voice command also. So, we can easily do many things with our voice command. If we have to connect a device like Alexa with a Logitech Harmony hub, then this is also possible. We can also connect it with Alexa. So, when it will be connected with Alexa, then the voice command can be done perfectly.
Customization of the home is also possible with the Logitech Harmony hub. We can easily do customizations in various things that are present in our homes. Like if we will have to dim our light while watching something or if we will have to switch off the light, then this can be done with one touch. These things can also be done with our mobile phone as harmony hub converts our mobile phone into a controller.

Logitech Harmony Hub Setup

If you have purchased a Logitech Harmony Hub and want to set up it, then follow the instruction same as given below. These instructions will help you in the setup of Harmony Hub.
So, the first thing we will have to do to set up this device is to provide the power supply to Logitech Harmony Hub. To do this, we have to first take the power cable provided with this device. After taking the power cable we have to plug it in the socket near the Harmony Hub that we have placed.
When you will do this, then you will have to wait for at least 30 seconds. Since the Logitech Harmony Hub takes at least 30 seconds to switch on.

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Installing the application of Logitech Harmony Hub

After switching on the Logitech Harmony Hub, we will have to download its application to proceed further. After downloading the Logitech harmony hub, we will be also able to set up its wi-fi.
So, first, we will download the application of Logitech harmony hub, and then install it on our mobile phone.

  • So, first if we have iPhone then we will open the Appstore, or if we have an android phone then we will open Google Play Store.
  • After opening the Appstore or play store, we will go to the search box and then type “harmony app” and search it.
  • Once we will see the icon for the harmony app, then we will tap on it to download it on our mobile phone. After downloading we will install this app on our mobile phones.
  • Now, when the application will be installed on our mobile phone. After that, we have to open it by tapping on it and then start the process of setting up a new hub.

Setting up hub

When you will start this process, at that time you will see the instructions given below. You will have to follow all these properly to continue the process.

  • You need to turn on the Bluetooth of your mobile phone. If you will not do this then you will be not able to proceed further.
  • Second thing you must do is that connect the mobile phone with the wi-fi network of your home.
  • You will also have to check that whether your harmony hub is switched on or not.
  • Once you will do all this, then the application of harmony hub will be recognized in your Logitech harmony hub.

So, when you will perform all these steps properly. After that, the harmony hub and your mobile phone will get connected through Bluetooth pairing.
Once paired with the Bluetooth, you will be asked to provide the details of your wi-fi to connect.

Connecting the home control, devices, and activities

When your Logitech harmony hub will get recognized with the harmony hub application and your mobile phone will be connected via Bluetooth with this app. Then you will have to add the devices or home control to the harmony hub if you want to control it.
So, to perform this process follow the steps given below:

  • So, when you will create an account on harmony hub. Then you need to sign in to it by entering the proper user id and password.
  • Once you will sign in to harmony hub on its application that, you will see some instructions on the screen of your mobile phone. This will be a guide that will explain to you the working of Harmony hub.
  • Now if your devices are previously connected with the Harmony hub then you can easily import the activities. But if you have not connected any device with the harmony hub, then you will need to set up the harmony remote.
  • To do this you have to select the option “no” and then select the option of “set up new”.
Entering the name of the device

Once you will set up a new harmony remote, then you have to add the devices by entering their name. To do this follow the steps:

  • If you will have devices like the Philips hue or Sonos then Logitech harmony will automatically try to detect these types of devices that are present in your home.
  • If you want to add additional devices with the harmony hub then you have to select the tab provided for “add device”. You will get this button when you will go to the bottom of the screen.
  • When you will do this, after that, you may be asked to provide some of your account’s user details also to proceed. At this point, you will have to provide the details to proceed further.

After you will do this all, then your device will get connected with the harmony hub. Now you will be easily able to control with the help of the Logitech Harmony hub.

Logitech Harmony Hub Troubleshooting

If you are facing a problem when you are trying to add a device that is not present in the database of harmony. But still, you want to add this type of device in the Logitech harmony, then you need to follow the steps that are provided below:
The database of harmony has more than 2,25,000 devices on the list. But then also the device you want to add is not in the database. At this point, if you have to add the device, then you have to confirm the model number and manufacturer to the harmony to get it to connect.

Adding a device that is not in the database:
  • First of all, you have to open the harmony app and make sure that it is connected with the harmony hub.
  • Now, when you will open the harmony hub app. After that, you have to open the menu tab. In that tab, you will have to find the option provided for “harmony setup”. Once you will get this option then open it.
  • After you will open the “harmony setup”, then you have to go to the option provided for “add/edit device”. There you have to go to the bottom and select the option of “add device”.
  • Now, you will have to choose the device. There you need to provide the details like model number and manufacturer.
  • Once you will do this that, you will reach the page where you will be asked to provide more details about your device.
  • After that, you have to choose the option of “my device is correct” and then select “continue” to proceed further.

When you will do all this, after that you will be asked to choose the type of device you have to connect to the harmony. Then you have to choose the types of features your device has and again press continue to proceed further.
Once you will do this all properly. After that just press the button “yes” to continue. Then keep the device near the harmony but at least 8 cm away. After this, your device will get connected to the harmony hub.

FAQs

1. Can we use Logitech Harmony hub with amazon echo or Amazon Alexa?

Yes, we can use this harmony hub with the Amazon Echo or Amazon Alexa. The latest version of this works with the Amazon Echo or Alexa directly.

2. Can we connect the multiple numbers of mobile phones with the Logitech harmony hub?

Yes, we can easily connect multiple numbers of mobile phones with the Logitech Harmony hub.

3. Will the Logitech harmony hub will work with google home?

The older versions were not working with google home. But the models that are of 2017 or more are easily working with google home. So, if we have a newer version then we can easily use them with google home.

4. Is it possible to turn on the smart tv with Logitech harmony hub?

Yes, we can easily turn on and turn off any smart tv with the help of Logitech harmony hub.