Forums : Sony TV Control IP (alternative)
This page last changed on Mar 24, 2015 by gedelstyn.
I found this post http://www.openremote.org/display/forums/Sony+TV+HTTP+control
So to get around this, i have found a project on git which allows you to execute commands to your tv via your computer. Credit to (https://blog.yrden.de/2014/11/14/remote-control-bravia-tvs-with-authentication.html)
Essentially you need to run this on your linux or mac machine which is running the open remote controller, ill outline the steps below.
In your Terminal, move to the root of your user directory, i.e. cd /Users/JohnSmith
Then move into that directory, then edit the file auth.sh
This will then print out all of the commands that will work with your TV. For reference it will be useful to copy and paste this into a word doc, you will need them later.
To do this make the file send_command.sh executable (sudo chmod +x send_command.sh)
With a bit of luck your tv will do the command you sent In this instance it should open Netflix.
So now that is done, you can now move to making open remote use this, its a really simple process but will have to be repeated for each command you might want to send.
In open remote, create a new device, then add a New Command, this command should be a shell execution protocol.
Set the path to: /Users/JohnSmith/bravia-ipctrl/send_command.sh
Then set the command protocol to (replace 192.168.0.0 with your tv IP and replace AAAAAgAAABoAAAB8Aw== with the command you want to send):
And voila! That should work well Also i use the WOL command to switch on the TV.
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