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Amazon Echo w/ Harmony Hub and Plex

reuelreuel Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

logitech has added alexa support for hub-based harmony remotes. does this mean we can now use voice control for plex? has anyone tested this? i have a harmony one and will probably get a harmony hub if i can control plex via amazon echo commands. thanks!

http://hometheaterreview.com/logitech-adds-alexa-voice-control-to-harmony-control-systems/

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  • David SnyderDavid Snyder Posts: 1,485Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2016

    @reuel said:
    logitech has added alexa support for hub-based harmony remotes. does this mean we can now use voice control for plex? has anyone tested this? i have a harmony one and will probably get a harmony hub if i can control plex via amazon echo commands. thanks!

    http://hometheaterreview.com/logitech-adds-alexa-voice-control-to-harmony-control-systems/

    No. The integration allows you to do only 2 things currently. Start & Stop activities and tune to pre-defined channel favorites via your Cable/Satellite box.

    It all works great but is a bit limited at this point. There isn't even any video playback control yet. I have to say tho even in the week I've been using it I've already stopped using my Elite to turn anything on or off or switch activities. Voice activation is great for this.

    Hopefully more control will come in another release. Google's Home hub is right around the corner. I have it pre-ordered and will get it next week. I look forward to seeing what integration it has, if any. It looks to have pretty tight Google Cast integration so I'm really hoping you can define your preferred video cast app as Plex and have it look to it first when looking for media.

    Aside from all that I highly recommend the Harmony Hub. It's a great piece of kit. It has integration with IFTT which really expands it's already great capabilities.

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  • AnayaDicAnayaDic Posts: 3Members

    With the help of Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo, a few words can control your home system. With the help of Alexa which is voice assistant, we can control home entertainment system and do many other things that if we want to turn on the TV without remote control, play music, pause music then we can do with the help of Alexa and Logitech harmony hub. Some things which we can be done with the help of Alexa
    1. Turn on my favorite channel
    2. Set the volume
    Alexa has the feature that is harmony skill in a software update and won't need to add any words.
    To connect Amazon echo with harmony hub
    1. At first, open the Alexa app on your Smartphone and select the smart home option from the home menu list.
    2. Select get more smart home skills from the various options of smart home skills.
    3. After select smart home skills search for harmony and enable it.
    4. When harmony enabled, you can log in to your Logitech harmony account.
    5. After login, many activities will be shown but a select activity which you want to control using Alexa.
    6. If you select TV stations to control using Alexa and say Alexa turn on ESPN, it will automatically change the channel.
    7. At last, you can press link account button to finish connecting Alexa to harmony remote.
    you can get more information if you find it difficult to identify about connecting smart home devices and not pairing with the hub.
    If you want to use harmony mobile app then you can add new home control devices or be creating home controls activities.
    Launch mobile app menu-->Harmony Setup> Add/Edit device & activities.

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