New Android App Lets you Control Your Onkyo AV Equipment Remotely

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    The HiFi Audio manufacturer, Onkyo, is set to release their first Android app that lets you operate a smattering of their home-theater systems using your Android smartphone. As well as using your Android as a remote, the Onkyo Remote App also lets you browse content and stream audio from your Android. It is designed to work with the TX-8050 and all Onkyo A/V network receivers released this year. The app is scheduled to be launched in August. Here's the full press release:
    Source: Android.net via Engadget
     
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    Niceeeeeee onkyo AV equipment is the best
     
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    Although I do like Onkyo this receiver doesnt hold a candle to my Pioneer Elite. I hope other manufacturers follow suit...
     
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    Too bad its not compatible for Bose systems.
     
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    Indeed I have the Pioneer Elite 55" flatscreen. By far best picture I have ever seen on a TV. I do however have it hooked up to an integra receiver which is made by Onkyo. I have all my stuff hooked up on the inferred system so I can use a remote anywhere in the house to turn stuff on and off. It's nice, I wonder if I can use my phone now to do that.
     
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    Interesting.. I have an onkyo reciever. Thanks for the post.

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    Shame my slightly older Onyko will not work with this. guess that means I need to upgrade.....
     
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    So the receiver basically uses a wifi plug-in that uses the usb port. It then connects to your wifi router, and to your phone on wifi.

    Good if you wifi for service from home.

    I myself have a motorola bluetooth a2dp receiver that plugs into my stereo receiver and I can stream music or any audio from my phone that way wirelessly.

    Couple options out there - good find dgstorm.
     
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    Its not really a plug in..most of the newer avr's from onkyo are network ready.. I use a 3rd party app for my ipad..its great...it allows me to completely control the avr and all of its functions....granted my harmony remote does a fine job, but the ipad app brings all of the receiver info to the ipad...it makes using xm/sirius easier..it also makes the dlna playback from my server awesome..it makes searching for music so much easier. its a new receiver for me so im still setting it up....playing with presets and speaker frequencies...the app makes setting all of these options a breeze.

    The app that onkyo has for the ipad is pretty lame..but heres to hoping the droid version is a little snappier..if not..hopefully some 3rd party dev will spruce it up
     
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    I doubt it will work with my 5 y/o Onkyo receiver. More of an excuse for an upgrade.
     
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    Do you run ethernet cable or does it have wifi built in?
     
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    I have a cable run to the avr as it does not have wifi built in..(tx-nr609). Im not sure about the other high end models. I do know that Onkyo has wifi adapters for them though. Not sure if a standard wifi bridge would work.
     
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    A std wifi bridge works just fine with them...
     
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    Anyone running this on ICS? And more specifically, on the Bionic? I have been loving this app until upgrading, now the display is shifted off to the right adn I can't get to the fuctions like selecting an internet radio station.
     
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