in my home theater I have certain devices which I can control with my home assistant. So I have several hue bulbs, but also a china led stripe and nanoleaf light panels. Hass.io (version 0.9.X) is installed on a Raspberry Pi 3, and HA is running a MQTT broker. My goal is to use my Logitech Harmony Elite to control all of them with the marked “home control buttons”.
Since the marked buttons on the remote control can only be configured/mapped for hue devices and hue scenes, I tried to find a workaround, with whom I can control all my home assistant devices with my harmony remote control.
These are the ones I tried yet, without success:
Automation which triggers certrain hue.hue_activate_scene -> then automatically activate/deactive other lights.
Problem: hue.activate_scene cannot be triggered because home assistant has no attributes or states about the activated scene
Automation which triggers a dummy smart home plug (hue) -> when hue plug is turned on/off via remote control button -> then automatically activate/deactive other lights
Problem: Home Assistant does not get state changes about the activated dummy plug. I don’t know which protocol or API the harmony is using, but the state changes of the dummy plug weren’t received by the home assistant.
Emulated Roku -> according to the home assistant documention of emulated hue, it won’t work with the home control buttons. Doku
Home control buttons cannot be assigned to emulated Roku on the Harmony Hub Companion remote as they are limited to Hue (and possibly other APIs) within Harmony.
Do you guys have another idea, how it is possible to turn on/off my home assistant lights via the smart control buttons of my harmony?
Thank you so much in advance!