[ST Edge] Sony Bravia TVs

Thanks a lot!

Will give it a try when I return home in a week or so.

One more question, for me personally I don’t need to have a control of my Sony TV within ST. The only thing that actually matters to me is to get the fedback from the TV if it’s on or off.

Then I could use this in a routine to turn on/off my led strips behind the TV and bellow the TV shelf.

Can you get this? :slight_smile:

Yes. There might be a slight delay, but on/off updates pretty quickly on mine.

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Great! Can’t wait to test this … will let you know how it goes

I have installed this driver and for the most part it works great, however i just get a cloud icon for the volume and input selector as below.

It would also be great to have buttons for up, down, left, right and enter in the app to help with navigation if possible.

The broken cloud means either that no value has been received for that item or that it’s a value the app doesn’t like (there have been some changes to what the app does/doesn’t like since I wrote this driver).

  • For volume, try changing the volume with your remote control or swiping down on the device in the app to trigger a refresh.
  • Input source will show as a broken cloud unless you’re set to one of the inputs like HDMI1. This is on my list to address, but I have many higher priorities with the impending Groovy shut down.
    Even when a field is displaying a cloud in detail view, routines and scenes should be able to control it.

There are apps available in the various app stores if you need a remote control emulator on your phone. The UI in the ST app is too restrictive to have it act as a full-featured remote control replacement, so that’s not my goal here. If ST finishes the UI for the TV capability then I’ll implement that, and it should provide for a better interface than what is on this device now.

I haven’t tried this out yet - but this is awesome to see. I worked on the Groovy based one for Sony quite some time ago. I haven’t had the time to learn the new Edge drivers, but this is perfect to get me up to speed.

I’m definitely interested in contributing and/or helping out with this to polish it off. I had plans to build a system that would work with LG (old & new), Sony, Vizio. The Groovy based DTH had limitations that could not be overcome without extra hardware. The new drivers should be able to work with all of them.

Are you interested in others helping out?

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Sure! Pull requests are welcome.

I feel like the big challenge right now is the UI design. We’re pretty limited in how custom capabilities can look (and they just got broken by a lovely Friday update), and last I checked the stock capabilities that would help - TV and TVChannel - aren’t fully developed and either don’t render or don’t work properly.

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I never thought I can add my Sony TV to ST until I read this thread. This worked perfectly with my XBR-65X900E. Thank you for the this!!! Opens a hole new world of automations!!!

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I can confirm that this works flawlesly on 2021 Bravia OLED TV with Google TV OS! :slight_smile:

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@philh30 is there anyway to make this show as a dimmer switch to Alexa? I ran a groovy handler before for Bravia like this and it allowed setting the volume as you would brightness m. “Alexa set Bravia to ten percent” set volume to ten.