Harmony experience with PlayStation 3

It's not compatible with Harmony IR remotes

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products

Harmony and PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 BD-Remote, Harmony remotes and the Harmony mobile app are able to control PlayStation 3 in a similar way. Harmony is able to control your PlayStation 3, including navigating through the menus and playing / pausing streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

Trouble with Bluetooth?

If you're having trouble with Bluetooth pairing and would like some additional assistance, please refer to how to Bluetooth pair with PlayStation 3.





Setup



Set up your PlayStation 3
Setup and configure your PlayStation 3, install any desired apps such as Netflix or Amazon.
Connect Harmony and PlayStation 3
Once connected, you'll be able to set up and use Activities which include your PlayStation 3.

Add PlayStation 3 to your Harmony setup

Print Mobile Steps

Adding PlayStation 3 to your Harmony setup:

  1. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
PS3 - Adding from mobile
  1. Select DEVICES and then press the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE and enter manufacturer, Sony and model number PlayStation 3.

Creating a Play PS3 Activity and Bluetooth pairing

  1. Once added, Harmony will prompt you to create an Activity. Select Yes.
  2. Continue through the series of questions to build your Play Game Activity.
  3. Once you have selected your devices and inputs, Harmony will prompt you to Bluetooth pair Harmony and PlayStation.
    1. Using your PS3 game controller, navigate to the PS3 home screen.
    2. Select Settings > register BD REMOTE CONTROL.
    3. Confirm pairing and select Yes when prompted to register.
  4. Once paired, the Harmony app will continue the setup and be able to control your game console.
Print Desktop Steps

Adding PlayStation 3 to your Harmony setup:

  1. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the Add device button.
  3. Enter the manufacturer Sony and model number PlayStation 3.

Creating a Play Game Activity

  1. Select the Activities tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the Add Activity button.
  3. Select the Play a Game Activity type and select Next.
  4. Continue through the series of questions to build your Activity.
  5. Once complete, click Sync in the upper-right corner to update your remote.


Pairing Harmony and PlayStation

  1. Using either your touchscreen Harmony remote, or the Harmony app, launch your Play Game Activity.
  2. Harmony will prompt you to initiate Bluetooth pairing.
    1. Using your PS3 game controller, navigate to the PS3 home screen.
    2. Select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices.
    3. Select Harmony Keyboard, then Yes when prompted to register this Bluetooth device.
  3. Once paired, Harmony will be able to control your game console.
Notice

After creating an Activity with your PlayStation 3, you'll need to start that Activity using your Harmony hub‑based remote or the Harmony mobile app in order to go through a one-time Bluetooth pairing process.

Control

Harmony controls

  • Control icon lists commonly used PlayStation buttons.
  • Gestures allows you to control your Activity using simple swipe gestures over your phone screen. For example, swiping up/down will change your volume and left/right can rewind and fast-forward.

Amazon

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward and Rewind commands work.

Amazon does not permit keyboard text entry and only allows for direction pad navigation of their on-screen keyboard.

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward 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 the Harmony mobile app.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Browser

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the web browser.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

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

Blu-ray Disc

While on the Disc Menu, a double press on the PS button is required before PS3 will accept commands from other remotes or keyboards. Once done, Harmony can control Blu-ray playback.


Direction Keys will navigate the Blu-ray menu.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Previous Chapter, Next Chapter, Fast Forward and Rewind commands work.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary, and some apps can only be controlled using the Sony PlayStation 3 game controller. Apps known not to work without the PS3 controller are Hulu, HBO GO, Sony Media Player, MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, NBA Game Time, PlayStation Vue, Crackle, Epix, Vuze, Live Events Viewer, and Spotify.

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 Play Game Activity on your remote's screen. You can add, remove, or rename them.

Customize Harmony mobile app buttons

You can view common PS3 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.


PlayStation 3 will enter rest mode when you press the Off button on either your remote or Harmony mobile app.

Harmony doesn't currently allow this setting to be disabled.

How Harmony integrates PlayStation 3

All Harmony hub‑based remotes

Harmony Hub pairs and controls PlayStation using Bluetooth. Your Harmony Hub and PS3 must be within 15 feet (5 meters) of each other; however they do not require direct line of sight.

You will be prompted to pair your Harmony hub and PlayStation during setup using Harmony app, or on first time use for Harmony Ultimate or Ultimate Home remotes.

Harmony remotes without Harmony Hub

As PlayStation does not accept infrared (IR) commands, Harmony remotes that do not come with a Bluetooth enabled Harmony Hub will not be compatible.

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