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Logitech Harmony Remote Software on Intel Macs

Logitech Harmony 880We Have covered Mistakes to Avoid with remote control apps, but how does this solution from Logitech stack up? So I recently was trying to program a Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Remote on my MacBook Pro and encountered some problems.  I couldn’t find any posts on this on the web so I figured I’d share this with you guys.

The current Mac OS X Logitech Harmony Remote Software does NOT work on Intel Macs.  This is a known issue at Logitech and they are working on a universal binary.  If you call up tech support and get escalated to a higher tech they can get you a beta version of the new software.

The Logitech Harmony family of remotes is fanastic and one of the few I’ve seen with software for the Mac.  I sure hope they get the universal binary out soon.

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24 Comments to Logitech Harmony Remote Software on Intel Macs

  1. dick

    I tried for a few hours to get it working with my MacBook Pro, but finally just went over to Bootcamp, ran the Windows version and life is good again. I had tried V 7.3.2.5 of the Logitech Harmony Remote Software, but it would not allow, after the first few times, my Mac to update the Harmony 880. Frustrated, I tried Bootcamp and walked through the same processes w/o a hitch in Windows XP/ Firefox. I believe there are additional features in the Windows version as well.

  2. rich

    I tried for a few hours to get it working with my MacBook Pro, but finally just went over to Bootcamp, ran the Windows version and life is good again. I had tried V 7.3.2.5 of the Logitech Harmony Remote Software, but it would not allow, after the first few times, my Mac to update the Harmony 880. Frustrated, I tried Bootcamp and walked through the same processes w/o a hitch in Windows XP/ Firefox. I believe there are additional features in the Windows version as well.

  3. sabin

    when i log in the software, it keeps telling me timed out.. and doesnt let me log in.. i have already programmed part of the harmony 885 but it timed out and thats it. their telephone support has no idea why. does anyone know why i cant log in? thanks for you help

    sabin

  4. SomeOne

    “Buy a PC”??? Wow, what an incredibly horrible bit of advice. Do you all actually think users should trade a bit of growing pains in obtaining Harmony Remote software, for a never-ending nightmare of viruses, spyware, spam, functional problems, etc.?

    Macs are only a bad idea for those who have never used one. All those who have made the switch, recognize just how much better the Mac platform is, than anything Windows-based.

    And, back on topic: Harmony Remote 7.x is now Universal, and (once updated via the online feature) works like a charm. Find it either from the HarmonyRemote.com website http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/downloads/categories/US/EN,CRID=2109, or from a site such as VersionTracker: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21994

  5. Why not get rid of the Mac and get a PC? that would solve all your compadability problems.

  6. Kunal Kapoor

    How about running the software through Windows XP going through Parallels?

  7. mjc

    5.3.2.10 works for me on my MacBook Pro and on my Intel Mac Mini.

    Check Versiontracker.com for som esuggestions on trboule shooting the install. Some people needed to delete some pre-existing files from prior attempts to install the harmony program before the current release.

    Anyone having luck programming the Harmony to execute the little Apple remote controls command for Front row?

  8. ucanlar

    I agree with Andrew. Version 5.3.2.5 freezes at 0% on my Intel iMac. Logitech needs to solve this issue quickly. Please post it if you hear about an update.

  9. Andrew Mansfield

    Post 10 is NOT TRUE. Version 5.3.2.5 freezes at 0% and DOES NOT WORK on my Intel iMac.

  10. Magicliltouch

    For your info, the software has been updated and is now compatible with both Mac Intel and Standard Mac: Software version 5.3.2.5 for Harmony 360, Harmony 880, Harmony 885, Harmony 880 Pro, 500 series, 600 series and 700 series Remotes

    &

    Software version 6.2.8.4 for Harmony 890 and Harmony 895

  11. Jay

    I found a version 5.3.2.5 for OS X by doing a “Search” on “360” and found a support article claiming to work with the new Xbox 360 Adavnaced Universal Remote and other models.. It’s not dated, but after following all the instructions, the Harmony Remote program still freezes at 0%. I’m awaiting a response.

  12. We ran into problems on a PC with a cable internet connection. sending and receiving data from logitech’s servers took almost 14 hours to program the remote. It was frustrating, but it worked in the end.

  13. BlytheRubbings

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