How to use HDMI-CEC to control non-supported devices

HDMI-CEC is an HDMI feature many TVs have. This will allow you to use your TV remote to control your equipment. Because Ray does not currently support devices like Playstation or Fire TV, we can use a workaround that allows you to use your TV remote to control your non-supported devices through HDMI-CEC.
 
This method isn't perfect and may or may not work depending on your TV but some customers who have TVs with HDMI-CEC capability have been able to use Ray to control non-supported devices like Playstation.
 
1. Let's check you have HDMI-CEC. You can see this option in your TV's menu in options or settings. Brands call HDMI-CEC different names. Here’s a list:
  • Samsung - Anynet+
  • Sony - BRAVIA Link or BRAVIA Sync
  • LG - SimpLink
  • Sharp - Aquos Link
  • Vizio- CEC
  • Hitachi - HDMI-CEC
  • AOC - E-link
  • Pioneer - Kuro Link
  • Toshiba - Regza Link or CE-Link
  • Onkyo - RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Panasonic - VIERA Link or HDAVI Control or EZ-Sync
  • Philips - EasyLink
  • Mitsubishi - NetCommand for HDMI
  • Runco International - RuncoLink
  • Insignia - InLink
  • JVC - CEC
  • Magnavox - Fun-Link
  • Sylvania - Fun-Link
  • Sansui - EasyConnect
2. If you see a HDMI-CEC option on your TV, turn it on. 
 
3. The next step is to enable HDMI-CEC on your non-supported device through menu, settings or options. If you do not see the HDMI-CEC option on your device, move on to the next step. Some devices do not have this option like Fire TV. Playstation, for example, has this option and you can turn it on by going into System > Enable HDMI Device Link.
 
4. Now that HDMI-CEC is enabled on your TV, try using the original TV remote to see if you can control your device.
 
5. If it works, create a shortcut on Ray that switches your TV to the input for your device. The virtual TV remote on Ray will be able to control it. 
 
Note: You may need your original remote control for some functions, for example powering on or logging in.
 
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