AVOID – MyHarmony, it is Windows-only, requires a Windows or MacOS desktop

WATCHOUT – this is a Windows-only product.
You will be required to use Windows to reflash the firmware before you can use it.
It does not work with Linux, only Windows

Recommendation: AVOID

previously


Logitech 915-000237 Harmony Ultimate Home Touch Screen Remote for 15 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices
Logitech 915-000237 Harmony Ultimate Home Touch Screen Remote for 15 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices; $350+SHT.

Logitech 915-000238 Harmony Home Hub for Smartphone Control of 8 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices
Logitech 915-000238 Harmony Home Hub for Smartphone Control of 8 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices; $100+SHT.

WATCHOUT – Harmony Home Hub is NOT compatible with any Harmony remotes at this time. Compatibility will be available in early 2015.

Previously

Experience

Still haven’t gotten the product to work. As in it doesn’t actually perform any actual function.. Just lots of configuration syncing and yak shaving culminating in it does not work. Using the Android app, it can turn on and off a Vizio TV from the cloud (where?) but that’s about it; the actual remote handset is DOA.

Folklore

There are others who claim that they have gotten MyHarmony to work.

Actualities

Ultimately they will give you some *.exe file to run on your Windows box, so all the Windows-only browser lockin guard rails ahead of time can be put down to user experience goodness.  But, again: AVOID.

setup.myharmony.com screenshot

Logitech Harmony – Home Automation Hub & Remote Control

WATCHOUT – this is a Windows-only product.
You will be required to use Windows to reflash the firmware before you can use it.
It does not work with Linux, only Windows

followup


Logitech 915-000237 Harmony Ultimate Home Touch Screen Remote for 15 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices
Logitech 915-000237 Harmony Ultimate Home Touch Screen Remote for 15 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices; $350+SHT.

  • Limtied to 15 home entertainment devices and unlimited home automation devices.

Logitech 915-000238 Harmony Home Hub for Smartphone Control of 8 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices
Logitech 915-000238 Harmony Home Hub for Smartphone Control of 8 Home Entertainment and Automation Devices; $100+SHT.

  • Limited to 8 home entertainment devices and unlimited home automation devices
  • Harmony Home Hub is NOT compatible with any Harmony remotes at this time. Compatibility will be available in early 2015.

Danger

  • There are items branded Harmony which are not compatible with each other.

Questions

  • What’s a home entertainment device?
  • What’s a home automation device?
  • Is this one of those “control your home from Harmony’s Data Centers (in the cloud, in EU?)” sort of a thing?
    Or is this one of those “control your home via your own LAN” sort of at thing?

MyHarmony Portal, Harmony API

Maybe accessible to “developers” (the consuming public).

Harmony API

  • Harmony API
    • RESTful
    • OAuth 2.
  • Control with Harmony badge.

Via: backfill.