Adding commands when an Activity starts or ends

Harmony allows you to configure additional commands to send when an Activity starts or stops. For example, you may want to send 'eject' to your DVD player when you start a Watch a Movie Activity so that you can easily insert a DVD.

Learn how to customize start/end actions: Using the Harmony mobile app Using the MyHarmony desktop software

Customize Activities using the mobile app

  1. Select MENU > Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > ACTIVITIES.
Select Activities
  1. Select the Activity you wish to modify followed when you would like the step added (e.g., START).
  2. Scroll down and press EDIT.
    • Scroll down and press ADD A STEP to add an additional command to a device.
    • To add a pause between the sending of commands, select ADD DELAY.
HarmonyApp - start and leave actions

Customize Activities using the desktop software

  1. Sign into the MyHarmony desktop software and select your remote from the gallery.
  2. Select the Activities tab on the left side of the screen and select the Activity you would like to customize (e.g., Watch TV).
  3. Select Customize this Activity.
MyHarmony - Customize this Activity

You can send different commands when an Activity starts (startup commands), and when it ends (shutdown commands). Toggle between the two by clicking either the startup or shutdown bar.

  1. Select + Add Step and and select the device and command that you would like to add.
  2. To add a pause between the sending of commands, use the + Add Delay button to set the delay duration.
MyHarmony - start and leave actions

Remember to sync your remote after making any changes.

Additional notes

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