Comparison Chart

Simple Control is unique in its app-based control of both AV gear and smart home devices. Most systems available today specialize in either AV or smart home, but not both. That’s why Simple Control is the clear choice for control of every device in every room of your home.

  Simple Control Harmony Elite
Maximum Controlled Devices
Unlimited
15
Hard limit
Maximum Rooms
Unlimited
1
Maximum Infrared Adapters
Unlimited
1
Hard limit
In-App Configuration
Supported
Supported
Automatic Virual Remotes
Supported
Supported
Real-Time Synchronization
Supported
Not supported
Secure Pairing
Supported
Not supported
Offline Synchronization
Supported
Requires Simple Sync
Not supported
Favorite Channels
Supported
Automatic by provider
Supported
Entirely manual user-entry
TV Guide Listings
Supported
Not supported
Lock Configuration
Supported
Not supported
Alarms
Supported
Not supported
Gesture Control
Supported
Supported
Hardbutton Remote
Supported
iOS Game Controllers, Lutron Pico Remote, iPort LaunchPort, iPort Surface Mount
Supported
1 Fixed Button Remote
iBeacon / Proximity / Room Detection
Supported
Not supported
PlayStation 3 Control
Supported
Adapter required
Supported
PlayStation 4 Control
Not supported
Partial support
No Power Control
Amazon Echo Voice Control
Supported
Not supported
Apple Watch OS App
Supported
Native watchOS 2+
Not supported
iOS Notification Center Widget
Supported
Not supported
Multiple Room Control
Supported
Not supported
Multiple Home Control
Supported
Not supported
Sharing & Guest Access
Supported
Not supported
IP Control  
Auto-Discovery
Supported
Hundreds
Partial support
~5
Cloud Services
SmartThings, Nest, Dropcam, Insteon, Honeywell
SmartThings, Insteon, IFTTT, Nest, Honeywell
Amazon Fire TV
Supported
Partial support
Bluetooth Only
Phillips Hue Lights
Supported
+ Hue color picker
Supported
Belkin WeMo Switches
Supported
Not supported
Universal Devices ISY
Supported
Not supported
iTunes
Supported
Not supported
iTunes Radio
Supported
Not supported
Apple TV IP Control
Supported
Not supported
Apple TV IP Media Guide
Supported
Not supported
Kodi (XBMC) Playback
Supported
Not supported
Kodi Media Guide
Supported
Not supported
VLC Playback
Supported
Not supported
VLC Media Guide
Supported
Not supported
SONOS: Basic Play Controls
Supported
Supported
SONOS: Local Music Guide
Supported
Not supported
SONOS: Radio
Supported
Not supported
SONOS: Pandora
Supported
Not supported
SONOS: Speaker Grouping
Supported
Not supported
SONOS: Search
Supported
Not supported
Kaleidescape Basic Playback
Supported
Not supported
Kaleidescape Movie Guide
Supported
Not supported
DISH Hopper / Joey
Supported
Supported
DISH Hopper DVR / Prime Time Anytime
Supported
Not supported
Samsung IP Control
Supported
Full IP control including power for 2016 models
Not supported
Sony 2013+ TVs
Supported
Full IP Control including power for most models since 2013
Not supported
LG TV IP Control
Supported
Full IP control including power for 2016 models
Not supported
TiVo Basic Play Controls
Supported
Not supported
TiVo Feedback & DVR Guide
Supported
Not supported
Oppo Blu-ray Players
Supported
Not supported
Receiver Control (many brands)
Supported
Not supported
Receiver Streaming Control
Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer, Yamaha
Security Cameras
Any RTSP or MJPEG IP Camera, NestCam Animated Events, Apple TV Viewing App
Other IP Control
Supported
Not supported
Cost $229.991 $349.99

1 Includes 1 year of Simple Service with 100 device suscription, guides, remote access, multiple homes, remote management, Amazon voice control, and more.

$114.99 / Infrared Adapter