Onkyo have long been regarded as making some of the best home cinema receivers. The company is always being innovative and has demonstrated this with its latest range of receivers. Today we can tell you that Onkyo and pioneer are to have Android control apps for their 2011 AV range.
The upcoming Onkyo Remote App for Android will allow users to stream audio wirelessly from an Android handset to an Onkyo receiver or hi-fi system. Owners also have access to a wide range of remote control functions from the application.
Once connected to a local wireless network the application will allow users to play music they have stored on an Android device to a networked Onkyo audio system. This will allow owners to hear their music played back with greater power and fidelity than what they have ever heard it from a smartphone.
The Android application allows users to look through networked content without needing to view or operate onscreen menus via a connected TV display. They can simply use the touch screen GUI on the Android device to navigate through menus and control a variety of different functions. These include adjusting volume and tone, and selecting the input source. They can even control the output in individual zones in a multi-room setup.
It will be available next month free of charge from the Android Market, and is compatible with all of the Onkyo 2011 range of network AV receivers. The new TX-8050 stereo network receiver is also compatible. It will be ideal for the company’s TX-NR609 with built in Spotify.
Meanwhile What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision are reporting that a similar application is available for Pioneers 2011 AV range. The iContralAV2 application is already on the Android Market and also the Apple App Store for iOS. It will allow you to control volume, bass, balance, and room settings of your Pioneer receiver.
The Android version will work with Pioneers VSX-921, VSX-1021, VSX-2021, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75 and SC-LX85 multichannel receivers. It will even control some of the company’s Blu-ray players which are the BDP-LX54, BDP-430, BDP-LX53, BDP-333, and the BDP-330.
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