Hey all! So my goal as a disabled person is to control my TV via voice. I’ve already tried the Harmony Companion Hub thing for $150 and the hub itself will not connect to wifi despite all of their troubleshooting steps. It doesn’t show up in the router despite numerous attempts. I really think the hub itself is defective.
So here’s the setup -
A Vizio TV (E291i-A1 to be exact)
Roku 4 on HDMI 1
FireTV Stick on HDMI 2
An Echo Dot
A local Plex server on my LAN which works fine per https://support.plex.tv/articles/236324808-alexa-voice-commands if that matters.
My current remote is the Logitech 665 which works fine but doesn’t support Alexa nor the hub.
Again, my goal is to not rely on a remote and use voice only. I understand that I need the Harmony hub but also a basic remote that is back-lit if voice fails for whatever reason.
I don’t really want to pay another $250-$350 for the top-end Harmony Remotes just to be able to control them via Alexa (the Echo Dot), but is that pretty much the only solution?