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Harmony support ps4

jeroenwoutersjeroenwouters Members Posts: 3 Plex Pass

Is it possible to add harmony remote support on the ps4 app ?



  • weeks71weeks71 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 49 Plex Pass

    Not really, I would imagine. The only way I think they might could do it is if they added support for some rare and random dongle that the Harmony could mimic, and that probably wouldn't be worth their time.

    What needs to happen, is Sony needs to get off of their duffs and make a remote. The problem there is that it is most likely to be bluetooth and not IR, therefore you'd still need a second remote.

  • jeroenwoutersjeroenwouters Members Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    The harmony remotes (with the hub) works with the ps4 now, the Netflix app works so i think its possible.


  • mutosanmutosan Members, Plex Pass Posts: 426 Plex Pass

    you should have asked yourself, can I control the PS4 with the harmony? Answer would be, yes to turn it on and off. It is not plex which needs to bring that. Its Logitech and Sony.

    No Sony should not bring ANOTHER remote. There are already enough out. Instead just give people the freedom to choose their own. I can control in a limited way my PS3 with my harmony smart control. Its not difficult for Sony I think, as bluetooth and lan are there. They might just have to program it right.

    IR would be also a possibility but that they need to program and add fresh to the Playstation.

  • n3osn3os Members, Plex Pass Posts: 7 ✭✭

    Like OP has said, harmony hub works with the PS4 to navigate the home screen and on certain apps like netflix, but not other apps. So it would seem the app itself needs to enable this functionality.

    It appears the harmony hub connects to the ps4 as a bluetooth keyboard, so maybe the plex app needs to have functionality enabled for keyboard support.

  • TenzinnTenzinn Members, Plex Pass Posts: 18 Plex Pass
    edited July 2015

    Some TV remotes actually work on ps4, my samsung tv remote uses HDMI-CEC and works perfectly on the Plex app. Might be worth a try.

  • mattseeleymattseeley HawaiiMembers, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 1,332 Plex Employee

    The remotes are either HDMI-CEC or generic USB input devices. My understanding is that both will be supported. As it stands now the Sony platform doesn't provide generic USB input to our application. Yes, generic USB devices work well in Netflix and the Sony BluRay player. We passed that information to Sony when asking them to support these 3rd party remotes.

    (Please no private messages for support unless requested, please)

  • gernot8783gernot8783 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 9 Plex Pass

    Is there any news on the harmony remote on the PS4?
    It works with Amazon and Netflix, still not with Plex.

  • pfrenchpfrench Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    I bought the Harmony Smart remote yesterday, knowing the limitation that it couldn't switch the PS4 on. I didn't, however, realise that it didn't work in Plex (as above, it works flawlessly in Netflix etc). So today I'm taking the remote back and am back to square one. Is the PS4 app. a low priority for Plex?

  • omatseiomatsei Members, Plex Pass Posts: 20 Plex Pass

    I also have a Harmony remote, and it works for everything else except in the Plex app on the PS4.

  • the.leonardsthe.leonards Members, Plex Pass Posts: 11 Plex Pass

    X2! I appreciate all that the Plex team does, but MAN I hate having to use my DualShock for navigating Plex. Talk about cloogey. [-(

  • Ritte88Ritte88 Members Posts: 6 ✭✭

    This needs to be solved, it's such a shame that most plex apps are not complete but lacks features. I used to be a plex pass member but due to many bugs I'm saving my money as of now.

  • omatseiomatsei Members, Plex Pass Posts: 20 Plex Pass

    I too would really like this to be fixed. I'm a Plex Pass member, and see no reason it shouldn't work.

  • rjlisterrjlister Members Posts: 1

    Has the development team acknowledged this as a gap? Seems it shouldn't be too difficult to add support

  • SLTigerSLTiger Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    This needs to be answered, it is a big feature gap and users deserve an ETA. Very frustrating!

  • BigDazzBigDazz Members Posts: 4 ✭✭

    Another vote to get the PS4 and Plex thing resolved... It is easily becoming my go to media streaming app but not being able to control it in my favorite system is frustrating.

  • FidreusFidreus Members, Plex Pass Posts: 43 Plex Pass

    "me too - vote"
    Harmony+plex+ps4 user.

  • mads0nmads0n Members, Plex Pass Posts: 4 Plex Pass

    Why is this still an issue???

  • tv4m3tv4m3 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    With the latest update of PLEX on PS4 the harmony remote control seems to work for me now.

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