It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products
It's not compatible with IR based remotes
When Logitech Harmony and the Google Assistant work together, you bring the power of voice to your home entertainment center. "Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on sports" can power on your TV, set your stereo to surround sound, lower your window shades and even set your table lamps to your team colors.
Connect any Logitech Harmony hub-based product* with the Google Assistant and you can start or stop Harmony Activities such as Watch TV, Play a Game or Listen to Music. And if you have a Roku, you can say "Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on Hulu" (or HBO GO) and Harmony will automatically switch over to that content.
The Harmony Action on the Google Assistant is currently only available in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
*The Google Assistant is compatible with Logitech Harmony Elite, Companion (formally Home Control), Smart Control, Ultimate, Ultimate Home, and Harmony Hub. Professional installers can also connect the Google Assistant with Logitech Harmony Pro.
If your Harmony remote is already configured and working in your living room then you're ready to skip to step 2.
If you're new to Harmony, download the setup software from Google Play or from Apple Store. Follow the setup guide to add your entertainment devices, create Activities, configure Favorite TV channels and complete your setup.
If your Google Assistant device is already configured then skip to the next step. Otherwise, follow Google's Setup guide.
If you've enabled voice recognition but would still like others in your household to have access to Harmony commands, they will need to enable the Harmony Action in the Google Home app from their account. For more information on voice recognition with the Google Assistant, please see: Media and multiple users on Google Home
Now you can say things like, "Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on the TV", or "Netflix", or to raise and lower the volume. We recommend taking things a step further and setting up shortcuts to abbreviate your commands (e.g., "Ok Google, turn on the TV"). In the example below, we'll walk you through the process of creating a shortcut for your Watch TV Activity.
|DEFAULT VOICE COMMAND||RECOMMENDED SHORTCUT|
|"...ask Harmony to turn on the TV"||"...turn on the TV"|
|"...ask Harmony to turn off the TV"||"...turn off the TV|
|"...ask Harmony to turn on ESPN"||"...turn on ESPN"|
|"...ask Harmony to turn on Netflix"||"...turn on Netflix"|
|"...ask Harmony to increase the volume"||"...increase the volume"|
|"...ask Harmony to play"||"...play the TV" *|
|"...ask Harmony to pause"||"...pause the TV" *|
|"...ask Harmony to stop"||"...stop the TV" *|
*We recommend using your device's name (e.g., the TV) with these specific shortcuts to avoid overlapping with the Google Assistant's native commands.
In order to use these examples which avoid "ask Harmony to", you'll first need to set up shortcuts for your Harmony related commands. Otherwise, you will need to say the entire voice command (e.g., "Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on the TV").
Google is rolling out full support for Google Assistant on Google Home over the coming weeks. Until then you may not be able to unlink any Actions, including Harmony. The unlink and relink process is required to update your Harmony voice friendly names.
You can edit, add or delete any of your Harmony Activity, Favorite TV station or Roku channel friendly names using the Google Assistant mobile app.
After creating a new Activity using the Logitech Harmony mobile app be sure to sync your remote so they appear on your remote screen and/or Harmony mobile app. You'll then be able to immediately use the new Activity using the Google Assistant. To create a voice friendly name for your new Activity, follow the steps above.
Yes, if you're having trouble linking to Harmony by voice, you may add the Harmony Action by navigating to Menu > Explore and then searching for Harmony in the Google Home app.
No — the Harmony Action for the Google Assistant only permits control over one Harmony Hub. If you have multiple hubs you'll be asked to select one when linking Logitech Harmony and the Google Assistant together.
Disconnecting the Google Assistant and Harmony can be accomplished in the Assistant apps section of the Google Home app. For more information please see: Set up & manage Assistant apps (formerly Services)
The Harmony Action is available on all Google Assistant devices that supports Actions on Google. Google may phase in support for Actions on Google to your particular Assistant enabled device over a period of time.
Yes. You can start, stop and control any of your Harmony Activities from one or many Google Assistant supported devices as well as use your Harmony remote and mobile app. Everything stay's in sync.
You're able to use the Google Assistant to control Harmony on your iOS device provided you have iOS v9.1+. Once complete, you're able to tap the Google Assistant app on your device and "Ask Harmony to start" or "stop" your Activities as described above in this article.
You're able to use the Google Assistant to control Harmony on your Android device provided you have Android v6.0+ and the Google app v6.13+. Once complete, you're able to press the Home button on your device and "Ask Harmony to start" or "stop" your Activities as described above in this article.
You can also enable Trusted Voice on your device, allowing you to unlock your phone using your voice. This makes it possible to have a voice-only experience with Harmony and the Google Assistant, even when your phone is locked.
Chromecast cannot be controlled using Harmony, nor the Harmony Action. However, if you are casting content via Chromecast then you may choose to use Harmony to power on your living room speakers and adjust volume.
If you have Chromecast Audio then we recommend creating a Listen to Music Activity so Harmony can help get your AV Receiver or other speakers powered on.
When you say, "Ok Google, ask Harmony to increase the volume", Harmony defaults to 7 volume up commands (similar to pressing the volume up button on your remote 7 times). If this amount is too much or too little you can also say, "Ok Google, ask Harmony to increase the volume by 15" which will send 15 volume up commands. You may select any amount between 1 and 20.
Once you've found the perfect amount, say "Ok Google, ask Harmony to set my default volume to 15" and Harmony will remember this for the future.
To refresh your Harmony account on the Google Assistant, you can say "Ok Google, ask Harmony to refresh my account". Harmony will refresh your account on the Google Assistant, adding any newly created Activities and/or updating any Activity names that you may have changed. Please note that this does not update or refresh your Favorite channels, for more information on updating your Favorite channels, please see the customize section above.
In order to tune to a specific channel, you'll need a Watch TV Activity configured in your Harmony account. You'll then be able to say, "Ok Google, ask Harmony to tune to channel number 29". Configuring Favorite TV channels in Harmony allows you to launch those stations using voice, such as "Ok Google, ask Harmony to turn on NBC". Learn more about creating Favorite channels.
For security purposes, Harmony Activities containing locks cannot be controlled using the Google Assistant.
The Google Assistant communicates with Harmony through both Google and Logitech servers before reaching your Harmony Hub over Wi-Fi.
As Harmony and the Google Assistant communicate over the internet, Harmony products that do not come with a Wi‑Fi enabled Harmony Hub cannot integrate with the Google Assistant.
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