Harmony experience with Nexus Player

It's not compatible with IR based remotes

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products

Harmony and Nexus Player

When you get home, relax at the push of a button. Your TV, Nexus Player and AV receiver turn on and the Netflix app starts, your lights dim and doors lock. You're now ready to sit back and watch your favorite shows. Activities can be setup to include whichever compatible devices you choose, the options are endless.

Nexus Player may be added to your Harmony account using either the Harmony mobile app or from the MyHarmony desktop software. You'll be prompted to pair Harmony and Nexus Player using Bluetooth either during setup, or the first time you use this device.

Setup

Set up your Nexus Player
Set up your Nexus Player and install the apps you'd like to use (e.g., Netflix, Hulu+, Plex).
Connect Harmony to Nexus Player
Once connected you may use Harmony to control your Nexus Player and trigger Activities in which it's included.

Setting up a new remote

During the setup, Harmony will automatically scan your home network searching for connected Nexus devices. If your Nexus Player is not found, ensure that it's connected to the same home Wi‑Fi network as your Harmony hub.

Add Nexus Player using the Harmony mobile app

  1. Launch the Harmony mobile app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  2. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > Devices.
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  1. Select the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select SCAN FOR WI‑FI DEVICES and Harmony will search for any connected Nexus Player Hubs on your home Wi‑Fi network.
Harmony app scan devices
  1. When prompted, set up an Activity to user this device. We recommend creating a WATCH TV Activity.
  2. Select your Activity name, icon, devices and appropriate inputs as guided by the wizard.
  3. When asked to perform BLUETOOTH PAIRING, press the circular pair button on the bottom of your Nexus Player.
  4. Harmony will now be able to navigate and control your device.

Add Nexus Player using the MyHarmony desktop software

  1. Launch the MyHarmony desktop software and sign into your account.
  2. Select your Harmony product from the Remote Gallery screen.
  3. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen, then the Scan for devices button near the center of the page.
Harmony Desktop Softare - Auto Scan Nexus Player
  1. You will be prompted to connect your Harmony to your computer with the provided USB cable.
  2. Harmony will scan your home Wi‑Fi network for Nexus Player.
  3. Once complete, we recommend creating a Watch TV type of Activity so you may control your Nexus Player.
  4. Sync your remote and launch your Activity using either the Harmony mobile app or your remote.
  5. When prompted to perform Bluetooth pairing, press the circular pair button on the bottom of your Nexus Player.
  6. Harmony will now be able to navigate and control your device.

Control

The Nexus Player remote, Harmony remotes, Smart Keyboard and the Harmony app are able to control the Android apps in a similar way.

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or the Harmony app.

Hulu

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Hulu app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Hulu allows you to skip 10 seconds forward or back using the direction left and right arrows.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or the Harmony app.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or the Harmony app.

Plex

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Plex app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or the Harmony app.

More apps

The behavior of other apps may vary depending on the app's design.

Customize


Adjust the physical buttons on your remote

Harmony has already optimized the buttons on your remote; however you can further customize these buttons depending on your preference.

Add, remove, or rename commands on your remote's screen

Harmony displays commands specific to your Watch TV Activity on your remote's screen. You can add, remove, or rename them.

Customize Harmony mobile app buttons

You can view common Nexus Player commands on your phone or tablet screen. You can add, remove, or rearrange these commands.

Set your own swipe gestures

By default, swiping up or down on the gestures screen will change volume. There are 22 gestures in total, view and customize them from the app.

How Harmony integrates Nexus Player

All Harmony hub‑based remotes

All commands, including navigation and media controls are sent from the hub using Bluetooth. You will be prompted to pair Harmony Hub and Nexus Player during setup using the Harmony app, or on first time use for Harmony Ultimate.

Harmony remotes without Harmony Hub

As Nexus Player does not accept IR commands for navigation or playback, Harmony remotes are unable to control it directly without the help of a Bluetooth connection from Harmony Hub.

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