Based on the various posts I have seen regarding success of using Home Assistant as an intermediary, I decided to setup my own Home Assistant. So far, I have it setup and Remote Two integration pulled down a couple of my devices.
Being new to Home Assistant I am not sure how to do what I think is possible. I am using the Denon AVR Intergation and the LG WebOS TV integrations. Remote Two pulled those down, but it is very limited functionality.
Looking at the HA integration pages above for the devices, it appears you can add missing functionality in HA for various standard remote functions. I am not 100% sure how these get added in HA. Possibly manually through the configuration.yaml?
But what I am really looking to do is add these in HA and then have them pull down associated with the device, so I can add them to the hard buttons and add soft-buttons to the interface to replicate functions available on the device standard remote without resorting to IR programming/use.
Is this possible at all? Can someone point me to some tutorial(s) that can help me achieve what I need?
My fear is I really need to wait until we can add custom integrations directly to the remote to duplicate the functionality, but wanted to see if I can wiggle out what I need this way.
Most of the Denon receiver buttons I need are already available, but for the LG TV Controls, I created a number of Home Assistant Scripts for each button. Then I add these into my Remote Two activites.
There may be a better way, but this is the Home Assistant Script I use to toggle mute:
That you for the examples. I think I am good to go on how to add that on the HA side. Can you clue me in on how those get addressed on the Remote Two side? Or do they automatically show up as options since you have them entered in HA?
I may try to experiment with removing my HA integration, create the scripts like you list and then see if they transfer when re-adding to Remote.
Under Activities, they should appear under available Entities. Add them into the activity and then you can map them to buttons.
Thank you. I have been able to set this up with your assistance.
Now I am trying to figure out how to retrieve responses from the Denon AVR. It appears that there is a node-red add-on that allows for that based on some posts I came across. However, now I have to learn Node-Red…
I have a Denon AVR-X6500H and can confirm that the network commands linked in the HA doc work for me.
You just write a script for each button as Snuffy2 explained.
That is what I now have working. Thanks to both for helping me.
Just wish you could assign the script as a “command” for the device, so you didn’t have to import so many entities into the Remote. Just makes setting up more laborious. However, once setup, it works.
You’re welcome I am positive that such things will eventually emerge if the team keeps iterating like it has so far
Thanks to this Thread I now have control of my Fire TV