Hub-based and IR remote comparison

Harmony hub‑based remotes work with Harmony Hub and control your devices using a Wi‑Fi or Bluetooth signal, IR remotes do not work with Harmony Hub and control your devices using an infrared signal.

Using Harmony
Hub-based and IR remote comparison Hub‑based remotes IR remotes
Control over 275,000 devices Check Mark Check Mark
Start/End Activities Check Mark Check Mark
Supports favorite channels Check Mark Check Mark
MyHarmony desktop software support Check Mark Check Mark
Harmony mobile app support Check Mark Not supported
Schedule Activities to start/end Check Mark Not supported
Start/End Activities using a sensor Check Mark Not supported
Control devices behind closed cabinets Check Mark Not supported
Control Bluetooth devices
(e.g., Amazon Fire TV, Playstation 4)
Check Mark Not supported
Control IP supported devices
(e.g., Dish Hopper, Roku, Sony's Android TV)
Check Mark Not supported
Control smart speakers
(e.g., Sonos, HEOS)
Check Mark Not supported
Control smart lights
(e.g., Lutron Caséta, Hue, LIFX)
Check Mark Not supported
Control thermostats
(e.g., Nest, Honeywell, Ecobee)
Check Mark Not supported
Control blinds/shades
(e.g., Lutron Caséta, Hunter Douglas)
Check Mark Not supported
Control other smart home hubs
(e.g., SmartThings, Insteon)
Check Mark Not supported
Control Z-Wave & Zigbee devices
(Using Harmony Home Hub Extender)
Check Mark Not supported
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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