Logitech Harmony Remote Software (legacy software) for macOS 10.15
Hi everyone. Here is a quick update for users of our legacy Logitech Harmony Remote Software. This software supports our older remotes such as the Harmony One, 880, 900 and 1100.
We are actively beta testing the 64-bit version for macOS 10.15 Catalina and are providing it to forum users and those who wish to try it. Our testing indicates that the update should work without issue for most users, however a couple of issues may arise:
- Software does not detect Harmony 1100 remotes. We’ve seen this occur only a small percentage of the time.
- System crash during install. We’ve seen this only a couple of times. Each time the software works fine after a restart.
With the holidays approaching fast we know many people are buying new devices to control with their remote and/or new Mac computers on which they want to run the Harmony software. We want to share this new software in its current state for those who have asked for it. For the time being, the download will only available here.
**This software will only work on macOS 10.15 Catalina**
Click here to download Logitech Harmony Remote Software
If you have any questions or issues, feel free to post them in this thread.
When installing Logitech Harmony Remote Software on macOS 10.15 Catalina, you may be prompted with a couple of messages asking for your permission to allow the Logitech Harmony software to work with your computer.
Logitech Harmony Remote Software for macOS 10.15+ requires a system software extension from “Logitech Inc.” to be enabled. If this is not enabled, the Harmony software will not be able to connect and communicate with your Harmony remote.
Logitech Harmony Remote Software may stall detecting your remote while setting up your account, or when you are trying to update your remote. This driver is required for the Harmony 900, 1000, and 1100 remotes.
To enable this extension:
- Go to your System Preferences by clicking the apple on the top left of your screen.
- Click on Security and Privacy
- Click on the General tab
- On the bottom, click on the authentication lock icon to make changes. Enter your password when prompted.
- You will see a message stating “System software from developer “Logitech Inc. ” was blocked from loading.” Click on Allow.
- If your Mac recommends rebooting your computer, please do so.
Installing and using Logitech Harmony Remote Software for macOS 10.15 will prompt a Keystroke Receiving message from your mac. It will ask for you to grant access for our application.
It is not necessary to grant access. Harmony Remote Software uses the JavaFX engine, and one of the features of the engine is to receive keystrokes. We do not use this particular feature of the engine.
Sorry, I was not aware that you were using the Elite. I have a Harmony 650, 600 and One+ running on my app with 10.15.4 (Catalina) on a Mac mini. I do not know if the Elite is supported, but you should be able to install the app. I read you could not install the version, not the remote.
What is Elite Catalina. I'm using Apple Catalina 10:15:4 and Harmony Desktop. It's an absolute pain in the ass to use. How about some videos to show use how easy it is to use all the different setup options. Am I just not finding the Detailed user manual and training videos? I can find plenty for the NOT even close PC version.
I am change Operating System after 10 years of MacOS. I will build a game machine in three month from now. It should be a machine beside the mac, but now i will change complete. It is because of the terrible support of the Mac Computer. Logitech, Bitwarden, Razer...many programs in the window version are much better, many many more games. With a new MacOS version some programs do not work anymore.
I'm not sure if the comments were directed at me or not. I had no problem installing the 64-bit Harmony Desktop on MacOS Catalina 10.15. That was the original discussion as I remember it. However, the app totally sucks. It has nowhere the capability of the 32-bit app and has not been upgraded since the original release. I cannot comment on the PC version of the app. I will avoid buying anything Logitech in the future if they can't do something simple like this for Mac users.
Has this been resolved? I use 3 Harmony 720 remotes. I like the screen and rechargeable battery. I'm using a Mac and want to update to 10.15 or later. Do I have to ditch the Harmony Remotes if I want to upgrade since 7.8.1 is 32 bit only? I see a beta 64 bit app from 9 months ago, but nothing current and this thread indicates there may be bugs.
Harmony Desktop for Mac is 64-bit and works fine on Catalina. It is relatively bug-free but does not have anywhere near the functionality of the previous app and no new features since release. Pathetic support from Logitech. When my remote dies, I will be looking for something from another vendor.
Thanks. I’m going through my 32 bit apps. I like the 720 and would like to stay with them as long as I can. I also understand Logitech’s reticence to pie money in a relatively old remote. I downloaded 7.9.0 so I’ll have it when I upgrade MacOS. Kind of weird that 7.9 won’t work with MacOS 10.14.6. Most other 64 bit apps work with 10.14.
Downloaded the software in the link in the pinned message. Installation halted but upon reset it got through. Can't get it to work, though. 1) what is my username? I may have created a user back in the day but how can I remember that? And I got no confirmation mail. If I press forgot login it asks me to cable the remote to my computer (!) what? Using a cable to the device to get a login?? What about using the nice QR code or serial number or better yet: Just create a darn user account. 2) it repeatedly prompts me to download ANOTHER (!!) piece of software it I wanted to setup my logitech harmony elite...okay...back to square one. It is amazing and let this be a warning to anyone considering a logitech remote (and using Apple/Mac systems): don't buy this. I mean, I am quite happy user and I use the iOS app for most settings...but this seems to be a dead end-technology. Wouldn't buy it again as it doesn't seem to be future proof. Sadly.
I'm still on MacOS 10.14 because of several 32 bit apps, but I also have several Harmony 720 remotes (which I love) that are used on different TV's. I too have forgotten user names, but apparently it's either in the remote or when the remote contacts the server, I'm able to see the user name that I used with that remote. That's why they are asking you to plug in the remote.
You mention using the IOS app. Is there a 'Harmony' type app for the iPhone/iPad?
I hope this helps...I expect that I'll upgrade my MacOS in the next few months, so may be on this forum asking more questions.
I wanted to come back. I have been owning a Win10 Gaming Machine for 2 months now. Everything is going well. There is a significant difference when any software is running... I'm away from Mac now. The software support of Windows is much better. I miss some good Mac programs... but you can't have everything.
Given that the Harmony Desktop app is unusable and it's clear they have no intention of fixing it, can I make the suggestion that they make the protocol open source so others can create some decent apps?
It can't be that complex, it's already using OIDC as the authentication protocol so they don't need to worry about opening up the server-side API.
So, I've been running the latest version of Logitech Harmony Remote Software on my Intel Mac (under Big Sur) for a year. It's been working just fine.
Logitech now states that the Logitech Harmony Remote Software is compatible with Monterey. Cool — great! So… I upgraded to Monterey.
Guess what? The Logitech Harmony Remote Software application still launches, but is unusable because there is no text anywhere! Interestingly, this did NOT happen on my M1 MacBook Air, which I also just upgraded to Monterey.
So in other words, the Logitech Harmony Remote Software works fine on my M1 Mac under Monterey, but is unusable on my Intel Mac under Monterey. What's going on?
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