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Harmony Hub and Alexa

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Harmony Hub and Alexa
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:29:37 pm »
I have a Logitech Harmony Hub that I use to control my TV system. I can turn the system on and off using Alexa but can't figure out how to use it in a routine. I have a routine (Bedtime) that shuts off all the downstairs lights at night and turns on the upstairs bathroom and bedroom lights. I'd like to be able to have the same routine also shut down the TV system but can't figure out how to do it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, if possible be very explicit I am 75 YO and don't understand a lot of this new technology.

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 04:59:19 am »
I have a Logitech Harmony Hub that I use to control my TV system. I can turn the system on and off using Alexa but can't figure out how to use it in a routine. I have a routine (Bedtime) that shuts off all the downstairs lights at night and turns on the upstairs bathroom and bedroom lights. I'd like to be able to have the same routine also shut down the TV system but can't figure out how to do it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, if possible be very explicit I am 75 YO and don't understand a lot of this new technology.

Add a step in your existing routing that turns off your harmony hub. You'll find your hub under Control device (the icon looks like a house with a wifi signal inside).
My Alexa stuff:
Echo Show, Echo Spot, 4 Echo Dots, Fire TV, Fire tablet,
Vobot Alarmclock, Logitech Harmony Hub, house full of Hue lights,
Ring 1+2 doorbells, Tado smart thermostat, Plex server.

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 08:22:24 am »
Iím interested in getting the harmony hub just for this purpose.  I also want to have a routine turn the TV on, so I can say ďAlexa Iím homeĒ and certain lights go on along with the tv.  Is this possible?

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 03:40:54 pm »
Iím interested in getting the harmony hub just for this purpose.  I also want to have a routine turn the TV on, so I can say ďAlexa Iím homeĒ and certain lights go on along with the tv.  Is this possible?

You hijacked a thread but didn't read it?
My Alexa stuff:
Echo Show, Echo Spot, 4 Echo Dots, Fire TV, Fire tablet,
Vobot Alarmclock, Logitech Harmony Hub, house full of Hue lights,
Ring 1+2 doorbells, Tado smart thermostat, Plex server.

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 08:16:35 am »
Iím interested in getting the harmony hub just for this purpose.  I also want to have a routine turn the TV on, so I can say ďAlexa Iím homeĒ and certain lights go on along with the tv.  Is this possible?

Maybe you'll have better luck then I did, after spending hours trying to get it to work I gave up.

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 03:46:21 pm »
Chuck43,

I do this all the time.   I have a routine called "Bedtime"  It:
 
Turns on my lights
Turns off the TV     <--- this is where I am going to help you
Sets my Alexa volume
Reports the weather
Reports my agenda for tomorrow
and then says Good Night to me.

To "Turn off the TV" do the following:

From Edit Routine:
"Add Action"
"Smart Home"
"Control Scene"
"TV"
"Select Off"

That's it!  enjoy.

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 08:15:09 am »
Success, thank you Holydoc. 

Re: Harmony Hub and Alexa
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 04:10:43 pm »
Iím interested in getting the harmony hub just for this purpose.  I also want to have a routine turn the TV on, so I can say ďAlexa Iím homeĒ and certain lights go on along with the tv.  Is this possible?

You hijacked a thread but didn't read it?
No smart ass, I read and found a topic I also need an answer too, so I joined the conversation. 

Iím glad you got it working chuck,  thanks for the help holydoc