Sky Q voice control with Harmony Elite?

MyronAub

Active Member
Does anyone know if it is possible to use a Logitech Harmony Elite remote control to voice search/control a Sky Q box?
 

teeveedee

Active Member
No. There's no mic on the remote for starters. It will control a Sky Q box quite happily but you cannot voice search. You can use Alexa or Google Assistant to trigger Harmony activities using your voice, including specific Sky Q activities, but that's about it.
 

MyronAub

Active Member
you cannot voice search.
Thanks, that is disappointing. I already have a Harmony Ultimate which works great but the lack of voice search is becoming increasingly frustrating... first world problems!
 

Pug72

Well-known Member
I've added search to long press of the Guide button, works great.

Also a good tip is to add a sequence of your pin number to a long press of the OK button.
So much easier than swiping to the numberpad faff.

Want another? Lol, add an up, right, right, right, right & play sequence to a long press of the forward button to skip most of the ads.
 

teeveedee

Active Member
Now those are some GREAT ideas... I must do all that this weekend, the PIN number faff is a right pain. Thanks for this!
 

MyronAub

Active Member
I've added search to long press of the Guide button, works great.

Great minds think alike, I'd done exactly the same.

add a sequence of your pin number to a long press of the OK button.

Now that's genius! I recently downloaded and watched the new Cobra TV series and the unnecessary pin entry for every episode was so annoying. Fantastic suggestion. :smashin:

add an up, right, right, right, right & play sequence to a long press of the forward button to skip most of the ads.

Very clever, just tested this and it works a treat.
 

Pug72

Well-known Member
I've quite a few set up.
The DVR button does the necessary steps to navigate to recordings with one press.
Likewise with my favourite channels list when I press Guide.
 

Chris5

Well-known Member
I have an Alexa command that winds forward @ 30x and another one that stops FF and winds back 3 seconds and then plays (3 seconds is Alexa delay)
 

rufffneck

Novice Member
Sorry to hijack but seeing this is a recent active thread I thought one of you might be able to help me.

Had Harmony remotes for years. Just got a new Sky Q box and I can’t get my Harmony Elite/Hub to control anything.

I’m adding it as manufacturer “Sky” and model “Q”. It adds a device named “Sky DVR” but nothing works.

I’ve tried using model as “Sky Q” which again adds the Sky DVR device but nothing works.

What am I missing here guys?
 

Chris5

Well-known Member
Mine says ‘Sky’ as manf. and model as ‘Sky Q’ do you have to enable Infra Red remote as apposed to Radio?
 

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