How to Use a Logitech Harmony Elite Remote

Introduction

Your Logitech Harmony Elite Wireless remote is a convenient, familiar way to interact with your television, cable, and smart home devices all in one place.

This guide will walk you through the basic uses of your remote.

Logitech Harmony Elite Wireless Remote.

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  1. Remote Buttons
  2. Charge
  3. Add Favorite Channel
  4. Add Device
  5. Add Activity

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Your Logitech Harmony Elite Wireless remote is a convenient, familiar way to interact with your television, cable, and smart home devices all in one place.

This guide will walk you through the basic uses of your remote.

Logitech Harmony Elite Wireless Remote.

Remote Overview

Harmony Elige Remote Diagram.
Button Description
Off Turns off the current Activity.
Screen Changes depending on what tasks and activities you are performing, and shows status of your current activity.
Activities Change the activity, or selects the activity you're performing.
Devices Displays the devices attached to your Harmony system, and allows direct control of them.
Skip BackRewind Rewind
Jumps back or rewinds the media you're currently playing.
Play Play
Plays the media you have queued up.
Fast ForwardSkip Forward Fast Forward
Fast-forwards or jumps forward the media you're currently playing.
Record Record
Starts recording on compatible devices.
Pause Pause
Halt playback. Press Play to continue playing.
Stop Stop
Stop playback, and return to the menu.
Exit Exit the menu or action you're in.
Menu Bring up the menu on the device you're controlling.
Up
Vol
Volume Up
Increase the volume.
Up Up
Navigate up in menus.
Up
Ch/Pg
Channel/Program Up
Go up one channel or program.
Left Left
Navigate left in menus.
OK Select something highlighted in a menu.
Right Right
Navigate right in menus.
Vol
Down
Volume Down
Decrease the volume.
Down Down
Navigate down in menus.
Ch/Pg
Down
Channel/Program Down
Go down one channel or program.
Mute Mute
Mute the sound.
Return Button. Back
Go back, either one screen or menu.
DVR Access your DVR's menu.
Guide Bring up the guide, on a cable box for example.
Info Show program or track information.
Red button. Red Green Yellow Blue
Used for special functions on some interactive DVDs, Blu-ray, and Games.
Green button.
Yellow Button.
Blue Button.
Smart Lighting. Smart Lighting
Quick access to turn on, off, or dim a smart light you have setup.
Heavy Plus Sign Brighten
Increase brightness or power to the selected quick access smart light or smart plug.
Smart Plug. Smart Plug
Quick access to turn on, off, or dim a smart plug you have setup.
Smart Lighting. Smart Lighting
Quick access to turn on, off, or dim a second smart light you have setup.
Heavy Minus Sign Dim
Decrease the brightness or power to the selected quick access smart light or smart plug.
Smart Plug. Smart Plug
Quick access to turn on, off, or dim a second smart plug you have setup.
For more information about your Harmony remote system, you can always visit support.myharmony.com on your computer.
  1. Set the remote into the charging cradle that's plugged into the wall.
    Remote placed in cradle.
The device charge will appear in the top-right corner of the screen of the remote.

This feature requires the MyHarmony program on your computer, or Harmony app on your mobile device.

Harmony App logo.

For our next step, we need to determine what kind of device you are using.
  1. Open the MyHarmony program.
    Harmony App logo.
  2. Select your remote.
  3. Select Favorites, then Edit Your Favorite Channels.
    MyHarmony program with Favorites and Edit Your Favorite Channels highlighted.
  4. Select the channel list you'd like to look through, then place a Star next to the channels you'd like as Favorites.
    Favorites selection with Star highlighted.
  5. When done, select Next at the bottom.
  6. Move your Favorites to the desired position on your remote by dragging them. Once complete, select Finish.
    Moving Favorites order with icon being dragged and finish button highlighted.

On your Harmony Remote

  1. Select the Settings gear in the top-left corner of the screen.
    Gear
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Sync Remote.
    Flow of screens showing Settings gear, Settings, and Sync remote highlighted.
  1. Select the Harmony app.
    Harmony.
  2. Select Menu.
    Menu
  3. Select Harmony Setup.
  4. Select Add/Edit Devices & Activities.
  5. Select Favorites.
    Menu cascade with Menu Harmony Setup Add Edit and Favorites highlighted.
  6. Select an empty slot, then select > at the top. Select a channel you'd like to have as a favorite in that spot, then select Next.
    Selecting a favorite.
  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.
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