Harmony remote isn't being detected by the computer

If the MyHarmony desktop software isn't detecting your Harmony remote or hub during setup or during sync, then we recommend reviewing this article. If your remote is detected by MyHarmony but you're still having trouble, one of the related articles below may be able to assist you. If you've just purchased Harmony and are trying to set up your new remote, please select your remote from the product support section of our home page.

Harmony remote isn't detected by the computer

Helpful tips

Using Harmony legacy software with Mac?

If you're using Harmony Remote Software v7.x with a Mac and your Harmony is not able to sync, you can try using our driver patch to resolve the issue.

  • Use the USB cable that came with your remote as some USB cables may not work correctly.
  • Check that the USB cable is securely connected directly to your computer.
    • Do not use USB hubs.
    • Try using a different USB port on your computer.
    • Harmony 200/300/350/600/650/700 remotes should have batteries installed.
    • Harmony Ultimate, Ultimate One & Touch remotes connect directly to the computer. Do not connect the charging cradle to the computer.
    • Harmony Hubs will take 30 seconds to be detected after being plugged into the computer.
  • Confirm that the USB cable is connected to your remote properly.
Harmony 600/650/700
Harmony 200/300/350
Harmony 650
Harmony Ultimate,
Ultimate One or Touch
Harmony Ultimate, One or Touch
Harmony Hub
Harmony Hub
  • Try rebooting your computer.
  • Try rebooting the Harmony remote by holding the power button for 15 seconds.
  • Try setting up your remote using a different computer.
Elite Home Control Home Hub Hub Smart Keyboard Link One Smart Control Companion Touch Ultimate Ultimate Home Ultimate Hub Ultimate One 950 Pro 200/300/350 600/650/665/700

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Harmony  IR Remote (no hub) My remote doesn't use a hub

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