Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home - Black
Customize every connected device in your home with Logitech's Harmony Home Control. Integrating lights, locks, blinds, thermostats, sensors, entertainment devices, and more for control from an intuitive touchscreen remote or handy mobile app, you can streamline everything you do at home to one simple and easy-to-use hub.
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home; control your entire home entertainment experience without lifting a finger
- When used with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can turn on and control your smart home devices using just your voice
- Works with a range of over 270,000 home entertainment and home automation devices from more than 6,000 brands including lights, locks and game consoles
- Control devices from your iOS or Android mobile device or from an intuitive Harmony remote with a bright, colour touchscreen
- Included Harmony Home Hub sends commands from the remote or app to your devices using IR, WiFi, or Bluetooth
- Harmony remote vibrates when it receives a command, so you can keep your eyes focused on your entertainment
- Motion-activated backlit buttons light up when you tilt your remote, making navigation possible even in the dark
- Dedicated media control buttons make controlling home entertainment easy, and a convenient charging station keeps the battery at full power
- Start multi-device activities with just one touch, adjusting volume, changing channels, and controlling movies and shows with on-screen gestures
- Jump directly to your favorite shows with 50 customizable channel favourites
- With CEC and ARC do you really need Harmony?by Ralphael
from Vancouver, BC on August 3, 2018
With both the latest Sony receiver STRDN1080 and Sony XBR65X900E TV, CEC and ARC has been serving me well for the last year or so with a single button click on the PS4 play button turns on both the TV and the receiver. This is the same with the Nintendo Switch by pressing the home button on the controller even Netflix on my smart TV by pressing Netflix. So why do we need Harmony today? I had used Harmony many years ago when none of my devices had CEC or ARC so when the Harmony ultimate went on sale, I decided to pick one up to see if it could be useful. It turned out that unifying my whole entertainment system under Wifi is probably the best thing since CEC and ARC. Now I can turn on my amplifier on my iPhone for Air play without searching for the remote. This is what all remotes for your entertainment system should be like; wifi controlled. However since it is not, Harmony is the next best thing to happen. My only qualms about Harmony is that it doesn't support Apple's Homekit. Although there is a hack that can make Harmony work with Apple's Homekit, I would have preferred it as something offered by Harmony. Harmony is still a great product and it is good to see that even in this day and age that a universal all in one remote is still needed; especially one that runs on the iPhone.
- Not the best Harmony, but still worth purchaseby Dale
from New Westminster, BC on January 21, 2018
First off I have been a Harmony customer for years, having owned an 800 and then two One's. I am sold on the premium remote without question. When I switched from my 800 to the One, I found an upgrade in the remote that made spending the money a second time easy. However in this case, I must say I find the Ultimate a step below from the One. Holding the Ultimate in your hands feels nice, however splitting the buttons between the top and bottom is were the issue comes in. With these remotes the screen is imperative to what makes it great, however the majority of actions you do, are still done with the button. I find with this remote I am constantly having to remember what is on top and bottom and having to look at the remote, as oppose to just feeling for the keys. In addition I find the screen much more sensitive then the screen on the One. When I set up the remote I notice the screen had a lock on it, which i thought was weird and quickly disabled it. Well it was not long before I re-enabled. The sensitivity made it very easy to accidentally hit the screen when handling the remote and launching actions. Clearly Logitech recognized this as an issue and instead of fixing the problem, they implemented the lock. So the lock fixes the issue, but one over sight on it is they do not put battery level on lock screen. Because I use Alexa to turn TV on and off and change channels, I rarely need the screen. The remote often dies without me knowing it is low and I have to use the phone app. If I could I would go back to my Harmony One, but it broke. Now the hub is a different story, I love this functionality. From the ability to use the app on my phone when the remote is charging, can’t be found or is on the other side of the room (hey I am lazy what can I say). Also the ability to use my echo speaker is a huge plus. Using Alexa I can turn different activities on, change channels on my Shaw box and change the volume. Note Alexa does not do it all and you still need the remote. But hey maybe that will come in the future. So in closing I would give the hub 5 stars and the remote more like 3, so I settled on 4 for the review. If you are Harmony One user, you might be let down a little by the remote changes. If you are new to Harmony, I think you will love the whole experience. So while not my favourite Harmony over the years I do recommend the purchase, or if using Alexa, maybe get the next model down.
- Handy remoteby Jen
from Waterloo, ON on May 29, 2017
We had been looking for a way to move our stereo & cable box (Rogers) to the attached room so that we could hide the wires. We were able to move everything and now have one little wire that needs to "see" the tv. Everything set up very easily. The only reason this gets 4 stars is that the app is very tempermental. I've uninstalled it a few times, and the device tends to lose connection, even when changing channels. Not sure why this is. I'm right next to the router, and its a new phone. All in all, very please with this purchase.
- The best remoteby PGill
from Brampton, ON on January 28, 2017
This is my second Harmony remote. It is quite expensive remote and lots of people won't buy it because of its price. When I first bought this remote, it came with USB cable to sync it with Harmony app on my laptop but it got changed later on. Now all the updates are over the air. I have Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect. I also have Hue bulbs. All these devices sync with Harmony Ultimate Remote. It is so cool that I have programmed Harmony remote to control Hue lights with my TV activities. At night when we watch TV, main lights in the room gets dimmed and when we finish TV watching, full lights come on etc etc. Highly recommended remote because it works almost all devices.
- It's great.by Kyle
from Lloydminster, AB on January 10, 2017
It's a great remote. Way overkill for what I need since a don't have much in the way of home automation devices but I love that I can use my phone to control my devices too.
- Best Harmony I've had yet!by Dave Z
from Regina, SK on January 8, 2017
This is the 4th in a series of Harmony remotes that I have had over the years and this one just plain works with my equipment with no fuss. Everything switches over where it's supposed to, no hassles. Previous remotes were a fuss to keep them aimed at the devices until everything switched. With the hub and IR extenders, this is no longer a problem.
- Great Productby Don
from Kingston, ON on December 18, 2016
Purchased this at a great Black Friday price. Easy to set up. Found the newer networked devices and was easy to slave to older devices. Six remotes are now one. Works like a dream on iPad/iPhone.
- Great improvements with the wifi connectionby Chuck
from Winnipeg, Mb on November 18, 2016
Great remote with an easy setup. Put in the make and model number and off you go. You can adapt it to suit your preferences with easy tweaks. The fact you can use your phone or tablet is a bonus especially if you have 2nd or 3rd zone. Volume and selection can be adjusted via wifi with no need to go back to the room with the receiver. A little time spent learning the process helps.
- Do not purchase Logitechby Craig
from North Vancouver, BC on October 18, 2016
This product is quite possibly the worst purchase I've ever made. It is frustrating and frequently causes issues for no know reason. Actions as simple as changing channels have become a tedious nightmare when using this remote. Be prepared to have to try changing channels an average of three times before you get where you want to go.
- Best Remoteby Daniel
from Laval, QC on January 24, 2016
Does everything it is suppose to do. Love the remote and the app on the phone.