Harmony hub is an IR Blaster? no remote required?


(Barry Murphy) #1

Hi,

I’ve been considering getting a harmony hub but wanted to know if i needed the remote control too or if it will function with just the hub? I also would like to confirm it has an IR blaster that could be set to turn on my aircon, tv, the set top box to a specif channel, etc. I’ve heard all these functions are possible, just I dont want to fork out for the remote control but the hub seems affordable.

Many thanks


#2

Yes you can use the hub by itself with your smart phone. The hub itself is an IR blaster and usually comes with 1 or 2 mini blasters in case you have it in a cabinet or something. I have one works pretty well, getting another for the bedroom now :slight_smile:


(Kevin Tierney) #3

Yep, and in addition, you can use your smart phone or tablet as a remote with the harmony app


(Ben W) #4

Its possible but I would still get the remote. I thought I would use the App on the phone, but the remote is just so much easier. I even bought a dedicated tablet for my living room and set it up for ST/Harmony and I still just use the remote. I would not get the touch screen one, just the basic.

You can get the home hub with remote for $80 on Amazon.