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ROKU & Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote - Do they work together?

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Initial post: May 13, 2011 11:29:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2011 11:30:15 AM PDT
I have ROKU XD Player and a Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote with Color Touchscreen. I haven't yet figured out how to program the ROKU player on with the Harmony, any one here knows how to do that, under add devices on the Harmony Remote setup where do I find ROKU player? All the other systems I have, have been programmed on very easily, ROKU I am not able to find? Any help would be appreciated greatly! Thanks in advance!

Posted on May 14, 2011 4:18:08 AM PDT
MikeT says:
It is likely Roku is simply not on the Harmony.

I don't use a Harmony, but a few things I'd try.
- make sure Harmony is fully updated (firmware), they can add codes for devices this way
- try a Logitech Harmony specific forum, someone may have a way to add Roku codes as a workaround
- try a Roku specific forum, maybe the Roku IR remote codes are the same as another IR code set (made up example: Roku may use same IR codes as a Magnavox VCR)

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 6:41:39 PM PDT
SteveK says:
I have the HD and HD-XDR and they work fine with the Harmony One. I should imagine that the remote controls are similar so you should be good. Just keep trying.

Posted on May 16, 2011 3:55:50 AM PDT
MikeT says:
Sounds like the OP can't even see Roku listed. Perhaps he is not looking in the correct menu area on the Harmony?
i.e. Maybe he needs to know what category Roku is listed under? Or does Harmony simply use an alphabetical listing?

Posted on May 22, 2011 11:44:26 AM PDT
Shay says:
This is how I programmed my Roku with the Harmony 1 remote:

- Add Device = Video Recorder -- PVR
- Manufacturer = Not Listed, type in "Roku"
- Model = XDS

Once added, it will list your Roku as a device with all the included button functionality.

Hope this helps! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2011 1:59:44 PM PDT
Thanks Shay. I found ROKU under the DVD category on the Harmony device list! Works like a dream now! All the remotes are safely stashed away and now I only have a Harmony One on the coffe table! Better...much better...appreciate all the help!

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 1:16:34 PM PST
in order to program the "A" and "B" buttons for the Roku 2 XS model# 3100 to the Harmony one remote we need to find a Harmony One remote owner that already has setup the "A" and "B" buttons on their remote.

1. Then we need their Harmony One Login name and / or email address, get permission for this user to clone over remote setting to your Harmony One Remote

2. Call Logitech Harmony One Remote support at 1-866-291-1505 and requst customer service to clone over some other Harmony One owners - Roku 2 XS "A" and "B" buttons to setup on your account.

3. Or find a friend with the remote and program the "A" and "B" buttons into your remote. EXAMPLE - Harmony One Remote does have the "A" and "B" buttons but those buttons don't naturally transfer over to the Harmony One Remote, you must teach the remote those buttons. Once your finished teaching the remote those two buttons assigning the Roku "A" and "B" buttons to #2 and #0 on your Harmony One Remote for better game play.

????Is there any takers on who I can clone over the remote settings to my own?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012 7:28:56 PM PST
Thank you so much for moving me in the right direction. Now, do you know how to change my TV to HDMI 4 and change the receiver to work? What a super smart guy!

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 9:38:56 PM PST
you have to go to the logitech software ,bring it up on your computer,connect your remote to your computer with the usb cable that came with your remote,on the activities screen it will ask you how you connect your roku box and what hdmi input you use on your receiver,in this case when you push watch roku on your harmony one remote, it will turn on your AV receiver ,your tv, and the av receiver will switch to input 4,now you can watch your roku! P.S. you can also call logitech at 1-866-291-1505 and they will walk you through the process good luck

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 11:29:23 AM PST
I've programmed the ROKU on my harmony remote, but I can't control the device with any of the buttons on my Harmony remote? I've set them up correctly in the settings under devices, but still no luck? I want the "home" button on the ROKU to be operated by the "Guide" button on the Harmony, etc. Any advice? What am I doing wrong?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 4:36:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 23, 2012 4:38:03 PM PDT
I am in a similar position. I have a Harmony One which is being used to drive a Sony Bravia KDL-40V2000, a Phillips HTS3568DW Entertainment system and a Roku2 XS. The Roku is connected to the HDMI input of the Sony. The Sony sound is connected to Aux1 input of the Phillips. When using the TV as a tv I am able to fully drive the Phillips, meaning I can adjust volume levels. However when I switch to the Roku I loose the ability to drive the volume. Aux 1 will come up but the Harmony does not alter the sound levels. Drop back to TV, Phillips consistently switches to Aux 2, but by use of the help menu I get back to Aux 1, the sound system can now be driven by the Harmony. I have spoken to Logitech but as my Harmony is outside the 3 month period I am only getting referral pages. It looks like you are not meant to add anything after you initially set the Harmony up.

If any one has a solution I would appreciate advice.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 1:28:28 PM PDT
J. Anderson says:
Sounds like you need to access the Logitech remote setting page on your computer and specify which device will be controlled for volume when in the Roku mode. Then connect your Harmony One via the USB and download the new settings.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 2:35:32 PM PDT
We have a Harmony 900. I can turn on everything that needs to be on for the ROKU, but even though I've designated the correct buttons in the software, I have to use the ROKU remote to scan, play and pause while selecting a movie with Netflix.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 4:32:12 AM PDT
Have solved the problem of getting the volume to work with the Harmony and the Roku. I was installing as a
Generic Item. Tried installing as a DVD and that solved the problem. However I cannot find a method to ensure that the Phillips will not move from Aux 1 input to Aux 2 input when I switch from TV to Roku or vice versa. If I select DVD I have no issue as the correct input is selected. Again I can drive through on the Help button to get back to Aux 1 for either the TV or Roku dependent on which one I am using but this is a nuisance. I think I will have to seek Logitech paid assistance to solve this problem. It is related to the Phillips entertainment system but I can't find a way of beating this issue.

Posted on May 26, 2012 11:57:35 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 24, 2012 5:12:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 24, 2012 5:14:10 AM PDT
Why is it that no one at all has mentioned this? The newer higher end Roku models sport a remote that connects to the unit via Bluetooth. The harmony does not have that built in. The ps3 works in this way as well, which is why Logitech offers an adapter for 50 bucks. It converts the signals. Hopefully in time they will offer the same for roku. What I don't know and wonder based on previous posts is if the roku 2xs (what I have) also will except IR commands, which would allow the harmony to work for all but gaming without adaptation.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2012 7:19:10 AM PDT
J. Halar says:
Yes you can add the Roku to your harmony remote, via DVD then Roky then model name Roku2 XS.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 8:14:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2012 8:15:12 PM PDT
Mark says:

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 11:33:13 PM PDT
Thanks to all posts. There main problem has been tracked to the Philips surround system and Philips concede there is no solution. Once again thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 1:44:15 AM PDT
I should have edited mine earlier.... YES they are correct Harmony WILL work without adaptation by adding the Roku as a DVD player as mentioned above. This is possible because the Roku turns out to except regular IR commands as well as their native Bluetooth remote. Unfortunately as previously said, one must then custom set o all the buttons. In my opinion, a small price to pay to use only 1 omnipotent remote.: -)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 8:07:03 AM PDT
How did you set up the ROKU buttons? What button controls what?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 4:51:44 AM PST
How exactly did you get the volume to work? I have to select my AVR as a device first, and then if I want to control the Roku, I have to select it as a device again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 6:01:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2013 6:02:58 AM PST
Mark says:
Go back through your Harmony setup program. Select the AVR as the device which controls volume. I have the Roku set as the middle button on the touchscreen. When I press it the TV goes to HDMI 2 (where the AVR is plugged into). The AVR goes to the HDMI port that the Roku is plugged into. And the Roku fires up from Standby mode (or whatever you want to call it).

The Harmony buttons for Play, Rewind, Fast Forward, etc. work the Roku. Volume controls the AVR and the TV doesn't need anything else.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 8:16:22 AM PST
I use a Harmony 900 and, for whatever the reason, I don't get that choice. When I setup my PS3 (a long time ago), I was prompted with that choice, which is confusing as all getout. A long time ago, tried to force that choice by deleting the Roku device and running the setup again. So, I've been "suffering" with my current state for a while.

I'm going to delete the Roku device; update the remote; unplug the USB; run through the remote "activities"; and then add the Roku again to see what happens. I'll let you know.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 9:11:55 AM PST
As a follow-up to my last post: I have everything working now. I deleted the device and the activity; added the Roku back as a DVD player; recreated the "Watch Roku" activity manually; and I was prompted to use the AVR for volume control. The key was deleting and reentering the activity, and not simply deleting just the device.
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