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Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart: Big 2024 Update

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In this article, I link to my giant Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart [printable PDF], newly updated for this year.

I will also include brief summaries of all Harmony remotes and a handy price comparison table so you can see the latest pricing of all remotes at a glance.

The Ultimate Harmony Comparison

So what makes this the “ultimate” Harmony Comparison?

logitech harmony comparison chartWell, for starters, I include a detailed, three-page chart as a PDF that you can download.

Next, I provide a quick comparison pricing table so you can get a feel for the latest pricing of all Harmony remotes at Amazon in under a minute.

Finally, I’ll give you some overviews of the now-discontinued but still “active” Harmony remotes: Elite/Pro, Companion, Hub, Smart Control, Ultimate, 950, 880, 700/665/650, and 350.

Every Harmony remote that you can buy today is reviewed and discussed either in my giant new PDF chart or in the body of this post.

I aim to hook you up with the most helpful guide to Harmony remotes available online, bar none. I hope you will leave a comment after reviewing this to let me know how I did.

If you just want to know the best Harmony remote to control home entertainment devices and smart home stuff too, it’s the Harmony Elite.  Check out this post: Harmony Elite Review: 10 Reasons This Remote Rocks.


Why a Revised Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart?

Since launching this review site, it’s clear that Logitech’s Harmony remotes have been a significant player in the universal remote-control market for over a decade. However, there’s an essential update to share: Logitech has officially discontinued the Harmony line. Despite this, the Harmony remotes remain valuable and available through various retailers.

I understand this raises questions about the relevance of my Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart. My answer? It’s more crucial than ever. For those who own a Harmony remote or are considering purchasing these now-discontinued models, the chart provides invaluable guidance.

While new manufacturing has ceased, Logitech pledges ongoing support and updates for existing Harmony users. This ensures that the chart remains a vital tool for those looking to make the most of their Harmony remote experience.

logitech harmony comparison chart

Enter the all-new Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart, freshly updated for this year. Sections of my shiny new PDF chart include:

  • What’s in the Box
  • Universal Remote Features
  • Detailed Compatibility Guide

If you’re wondering about Logitech’s support for a specific product you own, this is not that list. I recommend that you check Logitech’s device compatibility database instead.

📚 Related: 9 Best Logitech Harmony Alternatives


Harmony Comparison Chart PDF Download

You can download your copy of the full Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart at the link below.

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Download the Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart PDF

 

The three-page PDF looks like this:

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Logitech Harmony Quick Compare Pricing Table

Now here’s a Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart that shows the price and type of each remote at a glance. This information is pulled in using Amazon’s API. Prices are updated nightly and current as of the date displayed at the bottom of the chart.

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The Answers Have Been Elusive…Until Now

I created the Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart to help you get answers to questions like:

  • What actually comes in the box with each remote (charging station, Hub, IR blasters, etc.)?
  • Which remotes work with Alexa?
  • What are the major feature differences between the Logitech harmony Elite, Ultimate, Companion, Hub, Smart Control, 950, 650/665, 350 and more
  • What is the difference between IR and Hub-based remotes?
  • Which remotes are compatible with which devices (soundbars, streaming media, game consoles)?
  • Which remotes will control smart home technology like lighting, thermostats, etc.?

Depending on where you look, you will get different answers the above.  I have been looking everywhere, and the results are downright scary!

Did you know that you can do some pretty cool things with Logitech Harmony and IFTTT? Read about it in our blog post here:  5 Things You Can Do With Harmony and IFTTT.


Harmony Remotes: Product Overviews

In this section, I’ll give a brief overview of each product in the Harmony line, along with links to Amazon and full product reviews where available. We’ll embed some Logitech video ads and popular video reviews as well.

Most of the details here are also covered in the Logitech Harmony Comparison chart as noted above.

Logitech Harmony Elite / Pro  /2400

The Harmony Elite is the flagship of the Logitech Harmony product line. It features the best touchscreen you can get on a Harmony remote, swipe and tap abilities and full control over entertainment and smart devices. One-touch activities let you program multiple devices to work in concert. For example, Watch a Movie” could turn on your TV, soundbar, lower the blinds, dim the lights, set the lights to a certain color, and more. The Elite comes with the Harmony remote, Hub, and App. This is the best remote you can buy today that will take you well into the future.

Here is a nice unbiased YouTube video from B the Installer:

Some features that make it stand out in comparison with the other Hub remotes are as follows:

  • A full-color touch LCD screen
  • Supports up to 15 devices in your media /smart home arsenal
  • Tap and swipe control supported
  • Haptic feedback on the touchscreen
  • Backlit buttons
  • All buttons are fully customizable

The Harmony Pro and 2400 are fancier editions of the Elite with additional hardware and professional installation service. You can read about them here.

See It at Amazon  |  Read Full Review

Harmony Ultimate One

The Harmony Ultimate remote provides many of the same capabilities of the Elite at a lower price tag.  However, there are some notable design differences. Since we cover these in our review of the Elite vs the Ultimate, we won’t repeat those details here.  Check the review link below if you are interested in learning more. Our thanks to Griffomedia for the helpful Ultimate video review.

This remote has been discontinued by Logitech but it is still available at Amazon. Logitech will still support the remote as well.

See It at Amazon  | | Read Full Review 

Harmony Companion

The Harmony Companion is a great budget option if you’re looking for a high-end remote with many of the same features as the Elite and Ultimate. The obvious main difference is that the Companion doesn’t have an LCD touchscreen. Also, the home control buttons are limited to certain activities, which is not true on the Elite. However, you can use it with the Harmony app and Alexa for voice control. For example, you can ask Alexa to turn on the TV or to activate the “Watch a Movie activity described above.

Thanks to Tech Beam for the thorough video review:

You can read a detailed review of Harmony Companion at the link below.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review 

Harmony Smart Control

Harmony Smart Control is nearly identical to the companion in every way from a functionality perspective. It will also control up to eight devices, including smart home stuff and Alexa. The main difference is the design.  The Smart Control comes with a smaller, lighter remote that is liked by some customers.

You can see Logitech’s Smart Control Ad here:

However, other customers complain the buttons are too small.  You can read a comparison of Harmony Companion vs Smart Control here.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review

Logitech Harmony Hub

If you just want a way to control multiple devices using your smartphone and Alexa [without an actual all-in-one physical remote] then the Logitech Harmony Hub is a good affordable way to go. Thanks to LifeHackster for the entertaining video review. I’ve had a few of those Buffalo chicken nights you mention myself.

You can add a harmony remote later, such as the 950, if you decide you want a physical remote in addition to the Hub You can read a review that outlines the differences between the Elite and Hub here.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review

Harmony 950 Advanced IR

If you just want control over your entertainment center devices, but no home automation capabilities, the 950 may be worth a look.  It is essentially the Elite without the Hub. The Hub is what enables you to control smart home devices such as smart lights, smart locks, smart blinds, etc.  It also gives you the ability to control devices behind closed cabinets.  In addition, the Hub is what allows the remote to communicate with Alexa.  If these things are NOT important to you, check out the 950. You can also add a Hub at a later date.

See It at Amazon  | | Read Full Review

Harmony 880

Although it has been discontinued by Logitech, the Harmony 880 is a great no-frills universal remote that does include a touchscreen.  It does not work with Alexa, but heck, this is a great deal if you want to consolidate multiple remotes and Alexa isn’t a priority. Logitech will also still support this remote in a limited capacity if you buy it.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review

Logitech Harmony  700 /665/ 650

The Harmony 650 is a good budget option if you are simply looking to consolidate multiple remotes (up to 8) down to one.  It does not support Alexa, Google Home, or Siri, and there is no home automation or smartphone integration (no app). There is also no Hub requirement. This is an infrared remote with a small LCD screen that is used to show icons and commands [no touchscreen].  It also doesn’t include a docking /charging station, but you can, of course, get 3rd-party rechargeable batteries for it. Thanks to Erin Lawrence for the helpful video review of the Harmony 665:

This is a great low-cost option for a secondary room set up like a den or bedroom that doesn’t have a ton of devices to control.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review

Logitech Harmony 350

Like the 650, the 350 is a budget option for consolidating up to eight remotes.  In recent weeks, the price has dropped on the 650 substantially making it a more compelling buy over the 350. For around $10 more you get the LCD screen and a better all-around remote. Still, if you are on a strict budget and like the all-black color over the 650’s gray [we think it looks cooler], this may be worth a look.

See It at Amazon  | Read Full Review


Harmony Hub vs IR Based Remotes

I often get asked what the difference is between Logitech’s Hub and IR-based remotes.  Therefore, I have added this section to this year’s guide.

Logitech manufacturers and supports two types of Harmony remotes: Hub-based remotes and Infrared [IR] remotes.

Hub Remotes

Hub-based remotes work with a Harmony Hub and control your devices using a Wi-fi or Bluetooth Signal. Generally speaking, Harmony Hub-based remotes can be used to control your smart home devices (e.g., smart lights, thermostats, blinds, other hubs, etc.) as well as the devices in your entertainment center.  Harmony Hub Based products are also compatible with smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

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IR Remotes

IR remotes do not require the Harmony Hub and control your IR-based devices using an infrared signal. They do not support Wi-fi or Bluetooth smart home devices or Alexa /Google Home. IR-based remotes can like control most devices in your entertainment center, however. They will typically require line of site [LoS] to these devices, meaning performance will degrade significantly when trying to control devices behind closed cabinets or in other rooms.

logitech harmony comparison chart

Did you know that you can buy a standalone Harmony Hub that turns your iOS or Android smartphone into a powerful universal remote?  Read my review of the Logitech Harmony Hub here.


Logitech Harmony Products By Type [All]

Here’s a breakdown of all Harmony remotes by type [Hub or IR]. You can use the Search field to filter the table to specific results. For example, if you just want to see the Hub remotes, enter “Hub.”

Harmony Remote Brand Type
Elite Hub
Home Control Hub
Home Hub Hub [now Harmony Hub]
Hub Hub
One IR Discontinued*
Smart Control Hub
Companion Hub
Touch IR Discontinued
Ultimate Hub Discontinued [replaced by Elite]
Ultimate Home Hub Discontinued [replaced by Elite]
Ultimate Hub Hub Discontinued [replaced by Elite]
Ultimate One Hub Discontinued [replaced by Elite]
950 IR
600/650/665/700 IR [600 and 700 Discontinued]
200/300/350 IR [200 and 300 Discontinued]

If you are interested, you can see a more detailed comparison of the differences between Hub and IR remotes on Logitech’s website.


Logitech Harmony Comparison Chart: Over To You

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Do you plan on purchasing one of these universal remotes? If so, do you plan to use it to control your entertainment center, smart home devices or maybe a combination of the two?

Or perhaps you already own one of these remotes?

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.


Related Links

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Brennan

Tim Brennan is a technology blogger and hosts the @TecTimmy YouTube channel. He writes about smart homes at oneSmartcrib, home theaters at UniversalRemoteReviews, and AI in writing at Writeinteractive. A graduate of Northeastern University School of Journalism, he has written about technology for 30 years. Tim lives on the ocean in Nahant, Massachusetts.


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Comments

  1. I was planning to get the Harmony Elite but I waited too long and now Logitech is no longer manufacturing them. Do you have any insight on whether they’re planning any new replacement models?

    1. Author

      Hi Anna, Sorry for my delay in getting back to you. I somehow missed this comment earlier. Yes, the Harmony line is discontinued, sadly. Logitech has stopped making new remotes but will continue supporting them. Prices have gone way up though, since these are like collector’s items now. There are alternatives to Harmony throughout my blog if you are still in the market for a remote. Best. -Tim

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