Harmony experience with Xbox One

It's compatible with Harmony IR remotes

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products

Xbox One Xbox One X

Harmony and Xbox One

Set up a Play Game Activity to achieve your ultimate gaming environment. For example, when your Play Game Activity starts, Harmony can dim your Philips Hue lights and turn on Sonos, setting it to your favorite station. Don't miss out, get pumped when you game and find out what you've been missing.

The Xbox One controller, Harmony remotes and the Harmony mobile app are able to control Xbox One in a similar way. Harmony is able to control your Xbox One, including navigating through the menus and playing / pausing streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon.





Setup

Set up your Xbox One
Setup and configure your Xbox One, install any desired apps such as Netflix or Amazon.
Connect Harmony and Xbox One
Once connected, you'll be able to set up and use Activities which include your Xbox One console.
Disabling the auto power off feature

Xbox One has a power management feature that will turn off your console after a period of inactivity. We recommend Harmony always be used to power on and off your devices and therefore this power management feature should be disabled.

Learn more about how to change the power settings on your Xbox One console.

Add Xbox 360 to your Harmony setup

Print Mobile Steps

Please be aware

Only Harmony hub‑based products are able to utilize the Harmony mobile app. If you're not using a hub‑based product, please follow the desktop instructions.

  1. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
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, Microsoft and model number Xbox One.
Print Desktop Steps
  1. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the Add device button.
  3. Enter the manufacturer Microsoft and model number Xbox One.

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.

Control

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.

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.

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.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary based 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 Play Game Activity on your remote's screen. You can add, remove, or rename them.

Customize Harmony mobile app buttons

You can view common Xbox One 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.

FAQs

I'm having trouble connecting Harmony with my Xbox One

Your Xbox One may require a firmware update, Harmony works with Xbox One's system version 6.2.10698 or later.

I need to press a command on my remote more than once for it to work

Microsoft Xbox One requires that IR signals be directed more precisely at the center of the game console. Harmony hub‑based remote users should position a mini-blaster near the Xbox One IR receiver for optimal reception.

If you're having difficulty controlling this device we recommend positioning an IR mini blaster as shown in the diagram below. If you're using an infrared remote such as Harmony 650, be sure to point the remote perpendicular, straight-on to the game console, directed to the center of the device.



XBox One - IR Mini Blaster

How Harmony integrates with Xbox One

All Harmony hub‑based remotes

Harmony Hub pairs and controls Xbox One using IR. Your Harmony Hub and Xbox One require a direct line of sight.

Harmony remotes without Harmony Hub

Xbox One is compatible with all IR (infrared) based products. Your Harmony remote and Xbox One require a direct line of sight.

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