These are the top five reasons why the Harmony Companion Remote is the best universal remote you can get.
If you've got a home theater or just a TV with some set top boxes.
A good universal remote is a wise investment, I'm here to tell you why you should shell out your hard earned money for the Harmony Companion Remote.
And number five, your remote probably stinks.
If you're using the remotes that came with your TV, it can be blocky, have a poor layout and generally be unpleasant to use.
The harmony companion comes with the remote that fits nicely in the hand with an ergonomic design.
The button layout is very logical.
On top of that, it uses a little coin battery for power.
It lasts a really long time.
If you've got multiple devices, the harmony makes even more sense.
It can easily control all of your stuff with one thing.
You don't need to pull up multiple remotes anymore.
Number four, you can use an app as the remote.
Let's say you have a smartphone I know that seems like a stretch, but hear me out.
The Harmony Companion is a two part system.
There's a hub that sits near your components.
It could be controlled using the included physical remote or the Harmony App, which is available for both IOS and Android.
The app gives you access to every remote function possible.
You'll also use the app to handle set up and updates.
You can customize the functions of the virtual remote as well as map functions to the physical remote from the app.
At number three, you don't need line of sight.
That two part system is really smart.
The remote or app uses radio frequencies or Wi Fi to talk to the hub.
The Hub itself talks to the devices.
You've got components that are not easily hit by the hub.
There are IR blasters that are attached to the hub which can be placed near your devices.
All that means you don't have to be pointing remote at anything.
You can place your components in a closed cabinet as long as your hubs in there.
With our I.R. blasters inside, you are good to go.
That means you can get all cozy under a blanket and still be able to control your system.
I know this doesn't seem like such an amazing feature, in theory.
But in practice, it's great.
At number two is it works with pretty much everything you can think of.
I have never, ran into a situation, where the Harmony could not control the device I owned.
You tell the Harmony, what device you have, and it will do the rest of the work.
If for some reason, you have something Harmony has never heard of, you're not out of luck.
If you've got your original IR remote, you can teach your Harmony remote the command with a quick fix.
You start the process in the app, point your original remote at the hub, press a button and map it in the app.
What about a component that is controlled by WiFi or Bluetooth?
Harmony's got it.
I want to talk to your Harmony system using Amazon or Google, you can do that too.
[SOUND] And the number one reason the harmony companion remote is awesome is, it lets you make your setup as complicated as you want.
Okay, if you've got multiple set top boxes or game consoles or whatever.
The harmony makes things so much easier.
Let's say you run out of HDMI ports on your TV or receiver, you can add HDMI ports to your TV using an HDMI switcher.
You don't have to replace your TV or choose which device gets the boot.
So now you can access your PS4.
As long as your TV is set to HDMI input one and the switches that to HDMI input three.
Do you wanna remember that?
Do you want to explain that to anyone else in your household on the regular?
Are you planning to put written instructions on the coffee table that will get ruined because someone spilled a Coke Zero on it and then you laminate a new one and no one reads it?
Is that what you want to do?
You don't have to do that with the harmony.
All you have to say is, just use the PS4 activity on your phone and you'll access it done and done.
There are other harmony devices out there, but I think the harmony companion.
Is the best of the bunch.
There's one called the Express, which is voice centric.
I'm not a big fan of the physical remote with the Express though.
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