Assign your device to a specific IR port

Changing the port associated with your device can be used to isolate it from other devices that are controlled by your hub, this way it does not receive commands that are destined for other devices.

Before getting started

Using Alexa or Google Assistant?

When using a voice control device such as Alexa or the Google Assistant with your Harmony setup, commands are sent through your hub. Changing a device to be controlled directly from your remote will prevent it from working with any hub dependant Activities. In other words, these devices can no longer be controlled by voice.

  • The Harmony mobile app can only communicate with the hub, so devices assigned to be controlled by "Remote Only" cannot be controlled using the app.
  • The Harmony remote must still remain within range of the hub, regardless of if all devices are configured to be controlled by the remote.
  • The Harmony remote must be pointed directly at any devices assigned to be controlled by the remote. This includes when starting or stopping an Activity.
  • Devices controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology, such as the PlayStation 4 must be controlled using the hub.
  • The Harmony Companion and Harmony Smart Control remotes do not have IR emitters and rely on the hub and IR mini blaster(s) for all IR control.

Using the Harmony app

  1. Launch the Harmony app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  3. Select REMOTE & HUB (or HUB) and then press the IR ASSIGNMENTS button.
  4. From there you're able to select your device, and modify it's assignment.

Using the desktop software

  1. Sign into your account using the MyHarmony desktop software.
  2. Select your Harmony hub-based products remote from the Remote Gallery (if needed).
  3. Select the Settings tab on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select Remote and Hub Assignments (you may need to select More >> to see this option).
  1. Select the IR radio button associated with the device you would like to control using the remote.
  2. Remember to sync your remote after making any changes.

Using your remote

  1. From your Harmony remote, press the Menu icon.
  2. Select Settings > Devices > Hub Assignments.
  1. Select the device you would like to control using the remote directly.
  2. Select Advanced Settings, a new dropdown will appear in the selection field.
    • If you don't see this option your device may not have IR capabilities.
  3. Select how you would like to control the device (e.g., all, hub, port, or remote).
  4. Remember to sync your remote after making any changes.
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Harmony IR Remote  (no hub) My remote doesn't use a hub

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