Good news! Harmony Remotes (with hub) are now compatible with Amazon Alexa! Before now, you could have controlled Harmony’s basic functions with Alexa via IFTTT. It works fine, but now you can skip IFTTT with Harmony’s integration into Alexa, via the Alexa app.
The setup was pretty painless, but very limited. I figured out how to turn on devices and Harmony routines, but I can’t get the damn thing to change channels on my DVR. Hmm. I’ll work on that and get back to you.
For now, it’s pretty cool. When I say, “Echo, turn on my TV,” it turns on the AV Receiver, the TV, the DVR/cable box, and adjusts the Hue lights. That’s pretty sweet.
**Alexa is compatible with Logitech Harmony Elite, Companion (formally Home Control), Smart Control, Ultimate, Ultimate Home, and Harmony Hub.
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