Harmony® Control

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Works with Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control products (separate purchase required). For full capabilities and purchase, please visit www.logitech.com/harmony-remotes. Turn your smartphone into a powerful universal remote. This app gives you control of your entertainment devices, including TV, DVR, Cable box, Receiver, PS3*, Wii*, Xbox 360 and more. Personalize screens and control with swipes and taps. Not even closed cabinets and walls can stop its control. YOUR PHONE IS A UNIVERSAL REMOTE • Control entertainment devices with your smartphone, when paired with Harmony Ultimate, or Harmony Smart Control • Start entertainment Activities such as Watch TV, Listen to Music or Play PS3 with a single touch • Choose up to 50 Favorite Channel icons for quick access to your Favorites • Swipe or tap your thumb to control the volume, channel, and FF / REW, etc • Control devices inside closed cabinets. Hide the clutter of your entertainment devices and never worry about pointing your phone at your TV • Everyone in the house can download the app and personalize their Favorites and gestures • Compatible with over 225,000 devices • Compatible with IR/Bluetooth® game consoles*

Version

3.1

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

This app is not accessible at all. Almost all buttons are unlabelled with VoiceOver and some features are based on 2-3 finger swipes that doesn't work with VoiceOver. This could be really great app for visually impaired, it would allow controlling all home electronics, including Philips HUE lightning.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Logitech

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Rocco 3 years 2 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I just downloaded the app and I noticed some unlabeled buttons when you first open the app.

Submitted by Peter Holdstock on Friday, November 18, 2016

does anyone know if this app is now accessible? Or if there is an alternative? I am thinking about purchasing the Logitech harmony hub or harmony keyboard with hub but I don't want to get it if the app isn't accessible. I can't get past the screens to set up the hub which I don't have, but the screens seem accessible initially. Strangely, on Amazon, the keyboard with hub is cheaper than just the hub itself so does anyone know if the hub which comes with the keyboard is perhaps an older model or something? Thanks

Submitted by Rocco on Monday, December 26, 2016

I'm also thinking of purchasing a harmony hub, but wondering about the accessibility of this app, since the last post about it was from 2 years ago. If anyone has any inside into this, please comment here.
Thanks so much

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Just bumping this thread as, like my fellow commenters, I'm looking for this to work. It can be used along with the echo dot which is super cool... Alexa... turn on the death ray.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Sunday, April 2, 2017

So, I emailed them to ask about accessibility and after I asked if the harmony app worked with voiceover they replied...

My name is Antony, from the Harmony Team and I'm sorry to let you know that Harmony cannot be controlled by the voiceover in iOS. Having said that, any Hub based Harmony remotes can be controlled by Amazon Echo or Google Home.

I think he assumed I was referring to Siri. I'm awaiting a reply to me attempting to explain that it is simply a case of getting the developers to add more labels etc... Fingers crossed.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Sunday, April 9, 2017

There are some unlabelled buttons but nothing so hard. I've got it working with my harmony hub. Another app is yonomi which seems to be another way in and it can work with alexa which is cool so I can say, alexa, turn on netflix, and it accesses an acivity I've created and netflix starts playing... It's like living in the future.

Submitted by Petra Raissakis on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In reply to by Oliver Kennett

@Big Cat
Can you turn on and off Apple Music and what else is possible?

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Thursday, June 22, 2017

No, you can't control apple music directly, you can set up complicated controls to turn on your tv, move to apple music on your apple tv and play, but it's really clunky. I've actually sent mine back as I really didn't see the value in it as alexa can control all the home devices itslef, or you can do it with homekit on your iphone. The only thing I needed it for was the IR blaster to turn on my tv and get it to the correct input but that wasn't great either.

I believe thatt the best way to have voice control with apple music is to use your phone and push audio to a bluetooth or airplay enabled speaker. The harmoney hub just doubles up on a lot of stuff you can already do.

Submitted by Peter Holdstock on Sunday, July 16, 2017

I've just ordered the harmony hub but I'm hoping I'm not going to regret it given the comments above. Does anybody have any further thoughts as to whether this is worth it or not? I am in the UK and will be using it with Alexa, sky plus, Samsung smart TVs, Yamaha sound bar and my iPhone. I gather the functionality with Alexa isn't as good in the UK as it is in the United States

Submitted by Peter Holdstock on Sunday, July 16, 2017

I have started the setup process and it has successfully found my Samsung TV but then I receive a message saying that if I want to set up more devices when the message is closed press on at devices. However, I don't seem to be able to close this message and pressing or double tap and holding on add devices seems to have no effect. Can anyone help? I have tried to double tapping everywhere on the screen with no success.

Submitted by Rocco on Sunday, July 16, 2017

In reply to by Peter Holdstock

Hi, I need to really revise this app‘s rating on Apple this. There is very little that is not accessible, at least once you figure it out. I’d be more than happy to help with any set up or issues you may have with harmony and the app. Feel free to email me :)

Submitted by J.P. on Friday, August 17, 2018

I can't believe how disappointed in Logitech I am at this moment. I have bought keyboards, speakers, etc. with no accessibility issues. I would have saved myself a headache by searching for this post ahead of time.
I purchased a Harmony Hub for my tv and components. I created account and added hub with no issues. The next screen is adding devices. Voice over doesn't activate, or interact with any buttons on the screen. There's also a window which can't be closed. This prevents you from moving to the next screen.
I emailed the CEO. Executive relations contacted me within an hour. I was told that he was checking with developers why no voice over compatibility. They could possibly remotely add devices. No promises!!
I can't believe the issues posted here haven't been corrected in 5 years. A major company like this not providing the most basic accessibility in 2018 is just mind boggling.
After tremendous research, not many products in this field. For channel changing with Alexa being my biggest requirement. I know about the Fire Cube, but that's redundant on certain features with my Toshiba Fire tv.
The web version runs the same as app, so no better experience. I would not recommend Harmony products. Unless you have sighted help for setups and disconnects.

Submitted by Voracious P. Brain on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lots of contradictory experiences. If it works, how about a setup guide? W

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