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Logitech Harmony Hub

Logitech Harmony Hub

1.0 from 1 review

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Logitech Harmony integration problems

Recently wrote a review intended for Harmony Companion. The closest I found on ProductReview was for the Harmony Home Control so I used that. But then as described in the review, the same limitation / problem applies to Elite and Ultimate as well because it is a problem with the Harmony Hub. So here it is, sorry I am publishing it again specifically for the hub.

Here is the review about Harmony Companion (which applies to Elite, Hub and Ultimate):
https://www.productreview.com.au/r/logitech-harmony-smart-control/2139065.html

One new thing I found is that the Hub is not turning off, across the board, any device linked to Harmony. It is turning off devices in the last Activity. To illustrate this, you need three devices - A, B & C.

1) Turn on device A using its own remote control (not Harmony app / Google Home (linked to Harmony) / Harmony remote).
2) Turn on device B using Google Home (linked to Harmony)
3) Turn on device C using Google Home (linked to Harmony)

Now turn off device C using Google Home (linked to Harmony), device B will be switched off as well. The same happens if you turn off device B instead. It would turn off device C. But in either case, device A stays on!

Now using 2 devices - A & B,

1) Turn on device A using its own remote control (not Harmony app / Google Home (linked to Harmony) / Harmony remote).
2) Turn on device B using Google Home (linked to Harmony)

Turning off device B using Google Home doesn't affect device A, device A stays on.

So there you go. Harmony is turning off device/s that an Activity previously "touched".

Wait on, there is more! If you then ask Google Home to turn off one of those devices already turned off such as device B or C, it DOES turn off device A as well. Go figure! There is definitely some logic issues with Harmony I am sorry.

In short, if you intend to use Logitech Harmony in isolation from such as Google Home, Alex, Stringify, IFTTT, etc, then it may be ok and I do like the fact that Harmony remotes use RF rather than IR. Otherwise, it doesn't really work, thus the 1-star verdict.

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Logitech Harmony Hub
CategoryNetworked Media Players
Price (RRP)$149.95
ConnectivityWi-Fi and Bluetooth

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