Walk through our setup tutorial: adding your home entertainment devices, setting up one-touch Activities and learning more about the usage of your remote. Already set up and something's not working? Our troubleshooters and support articles will help set things right.
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Your Harmony 650 allows you merge the remotes of up to 8 of your home entertainment devices into one so you can, and should! keep those other remotes out of sight.
The MyHarmony desktop software will guide you through entering the manufacturer and model numbers of your home devices so Harmony understands how to control them. It then helps you create Activities (or scenes) so you're only one-button away from watching television or playing a game.
Harmony Ultimate remote enables one-touch Activity based control of your home entertainment system.
Harmony Hub is the center of Harmony home control. Placed near your television, set top box, game console and other equipment, it uses Infrared (IR), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to control your various devices.
Keep your remote in here when not in use to ensure it's fully charged when you need it.
Connect the power adapter to your Harmony Hub. It takes 30 seconds for the hub to power on.
Connect the other one to your remote charging station.
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.
Your new remote is configured by connecting your Harmony Ultimate to your laptop or desktop computer using the supplied USB cable, and signing in to the MyHarmony desktop software.
Plug the supplied power adapter into Harmony Hub. The hub takes 30 seconds to power on.
If you already have a Harmony remote or myharmony.com account, sign in. Otherwise select Create an account.
You'll be guided through several screens explaining how Harmony Ultimate works.
Select your homes Wi-Fi network and enter your password.
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 Harmony Ultimate. If you do not have a previous Harmony remote, select New Setup.
Enter your devices:
Harmony will suggest several Activity types to help set up your one-touch experience.
Once all your devices have been entered, the MyHarmony desktop software will prompt you to create Activities such as Watch TV, Listen to Music or Watch a Movie.
You'll be asked what input each of your devices have to be on in order for you to see video and hear sound. Follow the on-screen instructions, or learn more about creating a Harmony Activity.
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.
One button, two actions; press to fast forward or hold it a little longer to skip forward. All buttons on your Harmony remote can be customized with different short and long press actions.
This button shows your Favorite Channels. Tap a Favorite to tune in to that channel. If your system is off, tapping a Favorite will start your Watch TV Activity and then tune to that channel. You can use Favorites to quickly navigate your on-screen TV guide as well.
This button accesses your Activities. Tap an Activity to turn on your entertainment system or to switch to another Activity.
Swipe left and right to change modes on your screen, and when in an Activity, swipe the up arrow to reveal gesture control. You can also customize the commands that appear on your screen.
Add up to 50 Favorite Channels to your screen, with icons or station names. Learn more about Adding Favorite Channels.Adjust and tweak each of your buttons.
Unlike other universal remotes that may control devices individually, Harmony controls an Activity such as Watching TV or Playing a Game. You don't need to choose which device you want to control. Start your Watch TV Activity and your volume will automatically control the stereo, and channels will automatically change your TV or set top box. Watch this video to learn more.Keep your devices in sync
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. If something didn't turn on then use the help feature.Harmony Help feature Did one of your devices not power on, or switch to the correct input? The Harmony Help feature will ask you a series of questions to bring everything back in sync. Watch our video to learn more about Harmony Help.
If one of your devices didn't power on or change to the correct input, then we recommend using our Activity troubleshooter to help narrow down the problem and find a solution.
Depending on your remote, you can set up and configure Harmony using either the MyHarmony desktop software or Harmony smartphone app for iOS and Android.Download
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