How to Set Up a Logitech Harmony Elite Remote

Introduction

This guide will take you through first-time installation and setup of your new Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control.
Harmony Elite controlling a home theater system. Illustration.

1 Unboxing

Unbox your Harmony Elite remote and ensure that you have access to all the components inside the box before proceeding with the installation:

  • Harmony Elite remote
    Harmony Elite remote.
     
  • Harmony Hub
    Harmony Hub.
     
  • Charging cradle
    Harmony Elite charging cradle.
     
  • Power adapter x2
    Harmony power cable.
     
  • IR mini blaster x2
    Mini IR blaster.
     
  • USB cable
    USB cable.

2 Position Harmony Hub

The Harmony Hub is a device that communicates directly with your Harmony remote control. It emits different kinds of signals from it that allows your Harmony device to intelligently and specifically control your home theater components. There are two different ways to position your Harmony Hub to allow it to control your components.

For open home theater cabinets:


Harmony hub sitting on top of a home theater cabinet. Illustration.

  • Position Harmony Hub on top of your cabinet, or on a large, open shelf that's unobstructed.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.

For closed home theater cabinets:


Harmony hub sitting on a shelf inside an enclosed home theater cabinet with an attached IR blaster sitting on the top of the cabinet. Illustration.

  • Position Harmony Hub inside the cabinet, on or beside the majority of your devices.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls, cabinet interiors and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.
  • Plug the IR mini blaster into the back of the hub and position it on top of your cabinet so it may send IR signals to your television.

Once the Harmony Hub has been positioned within your home theater setup, plug the supplied power adapter into Harmony Hub. The hub takes 30 seconds to power on.
Harmony hub being connected to a power source. Illustration.

3 Introduction

The following will take you through the steps necessary to install and setup the Harmony Control app on your mobile devices.
Harmony app icon.

? What kind of mobile device do you have?

  1. iOS
  2. Android

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This guide will take you through first-time installation and setup of your new Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control.
Harmony Elite controlling a home theater system. Illustration.

Unbox your Harmony Elite remote and ensure that you have access to all the components inside the box before proceeding with the installation:

  • Harmony Elite remote
    Harmony Elite remote.
     
  • Harmony Hub
    Harmony Hub.
     
  • Charging cradle
    Harmony Elite charging cradle.
     
  • Power adapter x2
    Harmony power cable.
     
  • IR mini blaster x2
    Mini IR blaster.
     
  • USB cable
    USB cable.

The Harmony Hub is a device that communicates directly with your Harmony remote control. It emits different kinds of signals from it that allows your Harmony device to intelligently and specifically control your home theater components. There are two different ways to position your Harmony Hub to allow it to control your components.

For open home theater cabinets:


Harmony hub sitting on top of a home theater cabinet. Illustration.

  • Position Harmony Hub on top of your cabinet, or on a large, open shelf that's unobstructed.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.

For closed home theater cabinets:


Harmony hub sitting on a shelf inside an enclosed home theater cabinet with an attached IR blaster sitting on the top of the cabinet. Illustration.

  • Position Harmony Hub inside the cabinet, on or beside the majority of your devices.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls, cabinet interiors and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.
  • Plug the IR mini blaster into the back of the hub and position it on top of your cabinet so it may send IR signals to your television.

Once the Harmony Hub has been positioned within your home theater setup, plug the supplied power adapter into Harmony Hub. The hub takes 30 seconds to power on.
Harmony hub being connected to a power source. Illustration.

The following will take you through the steps necessary to install and setup the Harmony Control app on your mobile devices.
Harmony app icon.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

To Check If Your iOS Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. From the main screen of your device, look for and open Settings.
    iOS Settings icon.
  2. With Settings open, look for the Wi-Fi field. This field will display the current Wi-Fi status on the right hand side:
      • Off - the Wi-Fi antenna is currently disabled.
      • Not Connected - Wi-Fi is turned on, but your device is not currently connected to a network.
      • Wi-Fi network name - Wi-Fi is turned on, and the network name displayed is the network your device is currently connected to.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. You can also tap on the Wi-Fi field and make sure the Wi-Fi switch is in the On position. The switch should be green in color and will display the network that you are currently connected to directly beneath it with a check mark to the left.
    iOS Wi-Fi menu highlighting the Wi-Fi switch and the currently connected network.
  1. Open the App Store.
    Apple app store icon.
     
  2. Type in "Harmony" in the search bar.
  3. Find Harmony Control in the search results and tap on GET.
    App store displaying the Harmony app within search results.
     
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    App store install button.
  1. Launch the Harmony Control app.
    Harmony app icon.

  2. Select Set Up New Hub.
    Harmony app highlighting the set up new hub button.

  3. Continue through the various screens following the instructions:
    • Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone.
    • Ensure your phone is connected to your home's Wi-Fi network.
    • Ensure Harmony Hub is powered on.
    • The Harmony app should find your hub after several seconds.
      Harmony app displaying instructions for connecting your hub to the app while it searches for an available hub.

  4. Once your phone and hub have paired over Bluetooth you will be asked to enter your Wi‑Fi credentials.
    Harmony app prompting for the current Wi-Fi network's password with the join button highlighted.
  1. If you already have a Harmony account, sign in. Otherwise, select CREATE ACCOUNT.
    Harmony app create an account screen.
     
  2. You'll be guided through several screens explaining how your Harmony device works.
    Harmony app displaying welcome and instructional information.
     
  3. If you have a previous Harmony remote and would like to import its devices and Activities, you will be able to copy them over to your new Harmony device. If you do not have a previous Harmony remote, select No, Set Up New.
    Harmony app set up remote screen.
     
  4. Enter your devices:
    • Harmony will first try to detect some of your connected devices such as Sonos, Roku and Philips hue.
    • Press the Add Device button at the bottom of your screen to add additional home entertainment and home automation devices.
    • If required, Harmony will ask you to enter the username and password for some of your services so we may communicate with them.
      Harmony app add device screen with instructions on adding a new device.
       
  5. Harmony will either automatically create Activities or guide you through creating them based on the devices discovered to help set up your one-touch experience.
    Harmony app creating activities for the equipment added to the app.
     
  6. You'll now be able to configure up to 50 Favorite TV Channels. Enter your zip code to help find local service providers, then select from a pre-populated list of channels.
    Harmony app allowing the user to set up favorite channels.
     
  7. Congratulations! Your Harmony universal remote control is now configured and ready to use!
    Harmony app displaying a set up complete screen.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

To Check If Your Android Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned On. The Wi-Fi network that you are connected to will say Connected under its name.
    Wi-Fi settings with Wi-Fi On switch and connected network highlighted.
  1. Open Play Store.
    Google Play store app icon.
     
  2. Type "Harmony" in the search bar and select Harmony
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    Google Play store displaying the Harmony app landing page with the install button highlighted.
     
  4. Once installed, tap Open to proceed to the setup.
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