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vladman
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Can Streaming Stick+ control Onkyo TX-SR607 volume and power through HDMI?

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Hi,

Brand new Roku user here. Just bought the Roku Streaming Stick+, having never owned a Roku device before.

In my research prior to buying, I saw that this device can control external equipment via its remote (power and volume), so I assumed it will also be able to control my AV receiver.

The stick is plugged directly into one of the HDMI input ports on the back of the receiver. During the setup, it failed to detect and work with my receiver. It would play some music, but then it would ask me (three times) if the music has stopped (the music never stopped) and then said it can't control the "TV". I also tried selecting Onkyo from the list of brands, but that didn't help.

The HDMI RHID/CEC options are switched on in my receiver.

One of the uses for this stick will be to cast Spotify music from my smartphone to the receiver (where the video output to the TV isn't important). Ideally, I'd like it when I choose Roku Stick in the "Devices" section in Spotify on my smartphone, for the receiver to automatically turn ON (if not already ON), switch to the correct input and start playing music. This is what happens when I use Spotify with another receiver (also Onkyo, with built-in Chromecast) in my home.

Am I out of luck here?

Many thanks!

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
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Re: Can Streaming Stick+ control Onkyo TX-SR607 volume and power through HDMI?

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@Fishface

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that Roku device remotes do not support AVR control.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Fishface
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Re: Can Streaming Stick+ control Onkyo TX-SR607 volume and power through HDMI?

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I too have not been able to get my Roku Stick+ to also control my receiver, so I’d be interested to see if there is a fix.  My audio, a Marantz, requires it’s own remote to do so.

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RokuDanny-R
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Roku Employee

Re: Can Streaming Stick+ control Onkyo TX-SR607 volume and power through HDMI?

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@Fishface

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that Roku device remotes do not support AVR control.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Fishface
Level 9

Re: Can Streaming Stick+ control Onkyo TX-SR607 volume and power through HDMI?

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It would be nice if the next generation allowed audio control of a different device - this is on my wish list, with yadda yadda yadda………..other things.

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