One Remote for Every Device: Logitech Harmony Elite Review
Long gone are the days where a single remote will direct you to the content you want. The Logitech Harmony Elite connects all your devices with a single control. You don’t have to scramble for different controls or fuss with a label maker to clear confusion between different remotes. We put together the Logitech Harmony Elite review to provide an overview of this remote system and how it can help simplify your entertainment experience.
Logitech Harmony Elite
Logitech has long been a name known for wireless control, and the Harmony Elite takes your wireless control to a completely new level. You can control everything in your home from your TV, to your blinds, to the electric locks on your doors. The Harmony Elite even lets you control your world with just your voice.
The Harmony Hub
At the centre of the Harmony Elite experience is the Harmony Hub. The Hub has infrared, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth capability that allows it to connect and control almost any device in your home that uses a remote. One of the best features is that you don’t have to have a direct line of sight to your devices, so you can keep them in your entertainment centre without having to open the doors every time you want to watch a movie.
The Harmony Hub can link to up to 15 devices simultaneously. The Wi-Fi connectivity of the Hub even lets you control the connected devices when you are away from home. You can lock your doors, turn on the air conditioning, or control what your kids are watching without even being in the room.
The Harmony Elite Remote
Your Harmony Elite Hub uses single remote to control all your devices. The top section of the Harmony remote is a colour touchscreen that lets you cycle through your different devices. You don’t have to fuss with remembering codes or guessing if the remote is controlling the correct device. Backlit keys on the lower half of the remote let you see the buttons day or night.
You can customize the remote to the devices you want it to control. You can program the touchscreen button to activate your favourite playlist, dim the lights, or call your family together for dinner.
The Harmony App
The Harmony Elite remote is just one way you can control your home. On your smartphone or tablet, you can install the Harmony App with the same custom features and options that are on the remote to give you access to all your devices from anywhere. The app even lets you customize up to 50 favourite channels that let you quickly navigate from channel to channel without having to surf through the endless cable box guide.
From the Harmony app, you can sync the devices in your home to create a coordinated atmosphere for a party, for dinner, or a surprise date night. The Harmony app turns your home from science fiction to life reality. The Harmony app is compatible with both Android and Apple iOS devices.
Your Entertainment, Your Way
The Logitech Harmony Elite is compatible with over 270,000 different entertainment devices. With this single system, you can control everything from a smart TV to a game system. You can even use The Harmony remote to control your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or the apps on your smart TV. The entertainment on game systems like the Xbox One, PS4 (there are known issues with the PS4), or Nintendo Wii U is at your fingertips with the Harmony Elite remote or the Harmony app.
With the Logitech Elite Harmony, you can sync you’re watching and listening to get the best experience out of your home theatre. The remote, and app, can control the volume of your TV and stereo to create the perfect custom level that makes you feel like you are in the movie.
Perfect Home Control
With all the available devices on the market that link your thermostat, home security, lights, and window coverings, you can become overwhelmed with all the different apps you have to navigate. The Logitech Harmony Elite combines all the separate apps into a single location. You can quickly swap from one smart home feature to another all within the same app. Make sure your garage wasn’t left open, and the A/C is off before boarding the plane to Barbados. The Harmony Elite is even compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Amazon Echo.
You can find the complete list of compatible Logitech Harmony Elite devices here.