Harmony Home Control

I have no harmony related app at all in ST land! :frowning:

My problem was associated with my Harmony account (I had a remote that wasn’t connected to the LAN).

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Holy S…t! Finally connected! It looks like some old hub was still connected to the my harmony site. Deleted and reset everything on the harmony site and then tried from ST side and it took a few seconds to connect. Thanks guys for the help.

Now that I have it no clue what I should do with it. :wink:

Up the upside, @smart, you missed the outage last night/this morning. But don’t worry, you’ll get to experience the next one.

Can someone provide step by step instructions for creating these virtual buttons? I am not finding a way to do this in IDE.

Here you go:

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Thanks JD, I am able to create virtual switches using your FAQ example. What I can’t do now is follow these instructions:

Once the hub shows up as a thing you can then install a trigger smartapp for each activity. Basically for each harmony activity, they have you create an instance of the app that ties the activity to a virtual switch. So you still have to go into the IDE and create your virtual buttons. Or you can also select from and number of other triggers (motion sensors, mode changes, schedule, etc) Once they are all up, you see this in your app screen:


They’re talking about a particular smart app called “harmony triggers” I haven’t used it so I can’t say whether it works, but I can tell you where to find it.

One) open the mobile app and go to the marketplace view. Choose smart apps.

Two) scroll down until you see “More” section and choose that.

Three) scroll down until you see “harmony triggers” choose that and follow the wizard.

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Mine works now also. I had the same problem of an old hub in my harmony account.

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I’m glad it helped. It took what seemed like forever for me to figure it out.

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So, what your use cases?

My wife is going to kill me if I keep buying all of this stuff. Darn you, SmartThings and Logitech!

Going to add sensor to doorbell, and have doorbell trigger pause on the Tivo and/or Blu-ray. Hopefully I can send command for both in one activity for simplicity sake.

Might even see about triggering for the phone ringing, but just about the only incoming landline calls are for telemarketing :confused:

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I had an old hub as well. Removed it from my harmony and it found my hubs. I want to integrate the harmony with amazon echo… how do i do this? do i still have to create virtual switches?

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Yet to give it a try, buddy! At least I have my hub recognized. :slight_smile: will post an update if I am able to get it rolling.

Hey @smart, what do you mean the MyHarmonySite? All I see is a link to download their software and login, which I did, and I see my active 3 hubs. Are you saying, you deleted all of your hubs in the My Harmony Software and set it all up from scratch? if so, that is painful for me as I have 3 hubs with a bunch of customizations.

Careful buddy! You certainly have to download the myharmony app on your laptop. And be careful which hub you delete. I had an old non ultimate home hub in there. I deleted that one and reset. It was the previous model. @Mbhforum The biggest clue was it said only 8 devices are supported where as I am sure that ultimate home is 15. I just took a chance and deleted it.

Ok, then my problem is different. I have 3 hubs all which are active and not any old hubs. I will await @thegibertchans advice on how to proceed.

That’s a wise idea. But I think in any case you have to download the MyHarmony app.

Are all three hubs online when you’re trying to add them to ST? It looks like ST is looking for the hubs in order and if one fails to respond then the app fails to add them.

Ironically, this was the issue. I say that because I had a hub offline due to construction and I plugged it in last night and still didn’t work but now it does. So basically, you need to have all your hubs online for a little while for this to work which is why some had to delete old hubs.

I now disabled all of my Alexa IFTTT rules and will use the native integration.

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