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Harmony Smart Keyboard

Harmony Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard gives “couch surfing” a whole new meaning. Complete your streaming media experience with faster, easier searching and navigation, plus Harmony home theater control.

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What's in the box

Harmony Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard
Harmony Smart Keyboard enables text entry on computers, game consoles and connected media devices, and mouse navigation on computers and supported apps.

Two AA batteries come pre-installed.

Harmony Hub

Smart Keyboard
Harmony Hub is the center of Harmony home entertainment control. Placed near your television, set top box, game console and other equipment it uses Infrared (IR), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the included wireless USB receivers to control your various devices.

As Harmony Smart Keyboard relays commands through Harmony Hub, the hub must always be powered on.

USB receiver (x2)

USB Receiver   USB Receiver
If one of your devices is not Bluetooth capable, a USB receiver may be plugged into its USB port to enable text entry.

The USB receivers are connected to the hub via radio frequency (RF) that can function in typical living room environments and from behind cabinet doors.

Power adapter

Power Adapter
Connect the power adapter to your Harmony Hub. It takes 30 seconds for the hub to power on.

IR mini blaster

IR mini blaster
The IR mini blaster connects to the back of the hub and helps extend the coverage area for IR controlled device.

Use this if your entertainment system has closed cabinets and you have devices behind cabinet doors.

Use of the IR mini blaster may or may not be required, depending on your setup

USB extender

USB extender
The USB extender helps connect the USB receiver into hard-to-reach USB slots. It may also be used to improve the range of the USB receiver if text entry responsiveness is poor.

Use of the IR mini blaster may or may not be required, depending on your setup

USB cable

USB cable
If your smartphone doesn't support Bluetooth LE technology, the USB cable can connect Harmony Hub to your computer so your homes Wi-Fi credentials may be saved to the hub. Harmony Hub uses Wi-Fi to communicate with Harmony App which is used for both setup and additional control.

Use of the IR mini blaster may or may not be required, depending on your setup

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How Harmony Smart Keyboard works

How it works

How it works

Smart Keyboard
Harmony Smart Keyboard communicates with Harmony Hub using radio frequency (RF).
Smartphone
Harmony App communicates with Harmony Hub using Wi-Fi. Start an Activity on Smart Keyboard or Harmony App, everything will stay in sync.
Smart Keyboard
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Smartphone
Smart Keyboard communicates with Harmony Hub using radio frequency (RF).

Harmony App communicates with Harmony Hub using Wi-Fi. Start an Activity on Smart Keyboard or Harmony App, everything will stay in sync.
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Harmony Hub
Harmony Hub is the center of your Harmony System
It receives commands from Smart Keyboard or Harmony App and relays those to your various devices.
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IR

Infrared (IR)
Bluetooth

Bluetooth
USB receiver

USB receiver
Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
 

How Harmony works with your devices

Mac or PC
IR or USB receiver
If your computer has Bluetooth capabilities then we recommend using this means for control so that the USB receivers may be used for devices that do not have Bluetooth.

If your computer does not have Bluetooth then you may connect a Harmony USB receiver.

Harmony App will guide you through adding and pairing with your computer during the setup process. Learn more about:
Apple TV
Bluetooth + IR
Harmony Hub will control Apple TV using both a Bluetooth connection for text entry and IR for powering it on/off.

During set up you will be prompted to power on your Apple TV, select the 'Bluetooth connection' from the Apple TV menu and begin the pairing process.

For more information, view: Harmony experience with Apple TV.

PlayStation 3
Bluetooth + USB receiver
Harmony Hub will control PlayStation 3 using both Bluetooth for powering it on/off and the USB receiver for text entry.

For more information, view: Harmony experience with PlayStation 3.
Xbox 360 / Xbox One
IR + USB receiver
Harmony Hub will control Xbox 360/One using both IR for powering it on/off and the USB receiver for text entry. You may need the included USB extender to help insert the USB receiver on Xbox.

Be sure to place the hub or the IR mini blaster very close to the front of Xbox as it requires a strong signal to operate properly. Learn more about:
Roku
Wi-Fi
Harmony Hub may control Roku using your homes Wi-Fi network.

Ensure your Roku is powered on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone. Harmony App will scan for this device during setup and guide you through the pairing process.

For more information, view: Harmony experience with Roku.
Smart TVs
Bluetooth or USB receiver
Harmony Hub will power on and control your Smart TV using IR.

Depending on your brand of television, Harmony may also be able to perform text entry using either Bluetooth or with the Harmony USB receiver.

You may lookup your Smart TV for more information.
Standard TVs, AV Receivers, Set top boxes, etc.
IR
Harmony Hub will blast IR signals to your television, AV Receiver, set top box/satellite receiver and other home entertainment devices.

Learn where to best place the Harmony Hub.

Additional tips and notes

  • Harmony Hub is able to control a maximum of two USB receivers. Where possible, use Bluetooth pairing.
  • Need to control more devices using the USB receiver? You can move the USB receiver between devices.
    Harmony App will guide you through this assignment during setup.

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Positioning Harmony Hub

Select your cabinet type


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Open cabinets
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Closed cabinets

Positioning Harmony Hub

  • Position Harmony Hub on top of your cabinet, or on a large, open shelf that's unobstructed.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.
Open cabinets
  • Position Harmony Hub on top of your cabinet, or on a large, open shelf that's unobstructed.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.
Closed cabinets
  • Position Harmony Hub inside the cabinet, on or beside the majority of your devices.
  • IR signals sent from the hub will reflect off of walls, cabinet interiors and other surfaces before reaching your devices. Direct line of sight is generally not required.
  • Plug the IR mini blaster into the back of the hub and position it on top of your cabinet so it may send IR signals to your television.



 

Powering Harmony Hub

Power Harmony Hub
  • Plug the supplied power adapter into Harmony Hub. The hub takes 30 seconds to power on.
 



Powering Harmony Smart Keyboard

Pulltab
  • Pull out the battery tabs on the back of your keyboard.
 


On / Off
 



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Downloading Harmony App and Wi-Fi setup

Wi-Fi setup

Select your type of phone or tablet

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Apple iPhone or iPad

Select your model
  • iPhone 4S or later
  • iPhone 4 or earlier
  • iPad 3 or iPad mini
  • iPad 1 or 2
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Android phone or tablet

Connect Harmony Hub to your home Wi-Fi

  1. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for Harmony App.
      Apple Store
  2. Launch the app and select Continue.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, select Set Up New Remote.
  4. Continue through the various screens following the instructions:
    • Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone.
    • Ensure your phone is connected to your home's Wi-Fi network.
    • Ensure Harmony Hub is powered on.
    • Press the Pair / Reset button on the back of Harmony Hub.
    • Harmony App should find Harmony Hub after several seconds.

      Having trouble? View our support article:
      Harmony App is unable to discover Harmony Hub.
  5. Once your phone and Harmony Hub have paired over Bluetooth you will be asked to enter your Wi-Fi credentials.
  6. Give Harmony Hub a name such as "living room".
  7. Once connected to Wi-Fi you may continue with setup. Continue.
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This generation of iPhone or iPad does not support Wi-Fi set up directly from the phone; however it may be configured using your Mac or Windows computer.
  1. Visit setup.myharmony.com in your laptop or desktop browser.
  2. If you already have a Harmony remote or myharmony.com account, sign in. Otherwise select Create Account.
  3. You will be prompted to install the Harmony Browser Plug-in and Microsoft Silverlight.

    Having trouble? View our support article:
    myharmony.com plug-in or white screen troubleshooter.
  4. Connect Harmony Hub to your computer using the supplied USB cable.

    Having trouble? View our support article:
    Harmony isn't being detected by the computer.
  5. You will be asked to enter your Wi-Fi credentials.
  6. Give Harmony Hub a name such as "living room".


Once connected to Wi-Fi you may continue with setup from your iPhone.
  1. Visit the Apple App Store and install Harmony App.
  2. Launch the app and select Continue.
  3. Harmony Hub will be listed with the name you provided.
    Click Setup to Continue.
Laptop
Landing page
  1. Visit Google Play and install Harmony App.
  2. Launch the app and select Continue.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, select Set Up New Remote.
  4. Continue through the various screens following the instructions:
    • Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.
    • Ensure your phone is connected to your home's Wi-Fi network.
    • Ensure Harmony Hub is powered on.
    • Press the Pair / Reset button on the back of Harmony Hub.
    • Harmony App should find Harmony Hub after several seconds.

      Having trouble? View our support article:
      Harmony App is unable to discover the Harmony Hub.
  5. Once your phone and Harmony Hub have paired over Bluetooth you will be asked to enter your Wi-Fi credentials.
  6. Give Harmony Hub a name such as "living room".
  7. Once connected to Wi-Fi you may continue with setup. Continue.
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Setting up your devices and Activities

Smart Keyboard setup

  1. If you already have a Harmony remote or myharmony.com account, sign in. Otherwise select Create an account.
  2. You'll be guided through several screens explaining how Harmony Smart Keyboard works.
  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 Smart Keyboard. If you do not have a previous Harmony remote, select New Setup.
  4. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your television.
  5. Harmony App will test your television to ensure it may be controlled.
  6. You will be asked to add several other devices. This will:
    • Test the device to ensure it works correctly.
    • Pair with necessary devices.
    • Create a Harmony Activity so you may control a group of devices.
    • Create a list of Favorite Channels.
  7. Lastly, you'll be able to assign up to 6 Activities to the Activity buttons on your Harmony Smart Keyboard.
  8. That's it! Continue to learn more about using Smart Keyboard.
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Learn about the features of your Smart Keyboard

Smart Keyboard features

Using Smart Keyboard

Scroll over or click on Smart Keyboard to learn more.
Smart Keyboard features

Turn the keyboard on or off using this switch. When off, Harmony App may still be used to control your entertainment system.

When used in combination with the Fn key, the colored keys can navigate PS3, Xbox and some cable/satellite box DVR menus.

These keys may be customized using Harmony App and have unique functions depending on the Activity you're in.

Colored Keys

Harmony Activity buttons provide one-touch access to 6 different Activities, 3 with a quick press and 3 additional with a longer press.

View a connected computer on your TV, Watch TV, Watch a Movie, or any of the custom Activities you may create from Harmony App.

Activity Keys

The trackpad navigates connected computers and or game console/ smart tv apps that support mouse navigation.

Use two fingers to scroll web pages up & down, tap to click, and if using Windows 8®, edge gestures are supported.

The Windows key also functions as the 'Menu' button on devices such as PS3 and Xbox, and as the Command key on Mac computers.

Windows Key

Quickly access 3 commonly used buttons. They may be further customized using Harmony App and are unique for each Activity.

DVR Keys

When holding Smart Keyboard with two hands, you may use your right thumb on the trackpad while using this conveniently placed extra left click button with your left hand.

Left click key

When used in combination with the Fn key you may also Page Up/Down on your computer, or Channel Up/Down on your set top box.

Direction Pad Keys

Press the Off button to power off all your entertainment devices.

Tip: You do not need to press Off when switching between two Activities. Harmony will remember what is already powered on and only change what's needed.

Off Key
View a list of Smart Keyboard features instead.
Return to the original Smart Keyboard features image.

Harmony Activity buttons
Activity Keys
Harmony Activity buttons provide one-touch access to 6 different Activities, 3 with a quick press and 3 additional with a longer press.

View a connected computer on your TV, Watch TV, Watch a Movie, or any of the custom Activities you may create from Harmony App.
Harmony power off button
Off Key
Press the Off button to power off all your entertainment devices.

Tip: You do not need to press Off when switching between two Activities. Harmony will remember what is already powered on and only change what's needed.
Cable/satellite quick buttons
DVR Keys
Quickly access 3 commonly used buttons. They may be further customized using Harmony App and are unique for each Activity.
Direction pad keys
Direction Pad Keys
The direction pad may be used to navigate on screen menus.

When used in combination with the Fn key you may also Page Up/Down on your computer, or Channel Up/Down on your set top box.
PlayStation and color keys
Colored Keys
When used in combination with the Fn key, the colored keys can navigate PS3, Xbox and some cable/satellite box DVR menus.

These keys may be customized using Harmony App and have unique functions depending on the Activity you're in.
Trackpad
Trackpad
The trackpad navigates connected computers and or game console/ smart tv apps that support mouse navigation.

Use two fingers to scroll web pages up & down, tap to click, and if using Windows 8®, edge gestures are supported.
Left mouse click
Left click key
When holding Smart Keyboard with two hands, you may use your right thumb on the trackpad while using this conveniently placed extra left click button with your left hand.
Windows key
Windows Key
The Windows key also functions as the 'Menu' button on devices such as PS3 and Xbox, and as the Command key on Mac computers.
On/Off switch
On / Off
Turn the keyboard on or off using this switch. When off, Harmony App may still be used to control your entertainment system.

Additional Tips

Tip: To help keep your Harmony in sync with your devices, avoid turning your television,
set top box and other devices on and off manually or by using their original remote control.

Using Harmony App

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Help

Should your devices ever get out of sync when you start an Activity from Smart Keyboard, the Harmony App help feature will get you back on track.

Navigate to Menu > Settings > Help and tap the Power and/or Input buttons for any devices that are out of sync.


Input

In addition to accessing all commands for your Activities and devices, Harmony App provides one-touch access to your favorite TV and Roku channels.


Soft keyboard

Harmony App provides all the text entry benefits as Smart Keyboard. When a device in your current Activity is set up for text entry, the keyboard icon will appear in Harmony App. Tap it to display the soft-keyboard. As you type, the letters will display within Harmony App so you know you're entering them correctly.


Settings & customization

Harmony App not only guides you through initial setup, but provides complete access to all your account settings and customization options.

Navigate to Menu > Settings > Edit Activities and Devices to:
  • Add or remove a device
  • Change Activity settings
  • Customize the buttons on your Harmony Smart Keyboard. Learn more
  • Create a custom sequence of commands or macro. Learn more
Navigate to Menu > Edit from any screen to see what options are available.


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