How To Control A Sony Receiver With Your Smartphone ES Remote vs AV Receiver Remote

Edited by Frank Fazio, NJABayStreet, Maria

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There are only a few Sony apps that will allow you to control your Sony receiver. Actually, there is one for the Android, and one for iOS.

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App 1: ES Remote

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This Android app will allow you to control your home theater Sony receiver. Basic functions include, power, volume, input switching and zone functions. Supported models are: STR-DA5800ES, STR-DA2800ES, STR-DA5700ES and STR-DA3700ES.

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App 2: AV Receiver Remote

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Here is the iOS version of Sony's receiver app and not only can you control your Sony receiver, you can also control the devices connected to that receiver. Here are the receivers that are compatible with this app: STR-DA5600ES, STR-DA4600ES, STR-DA3600ES and STR-DN2010,

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  1. 1
    Connect the Sony receiver to your network
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  2. 2
    Select settings
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  3. 3
    Select network
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  4. 4
    Select external control
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  5. 5
    Set that external control to ON
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  6. 6
    Connect your iPhone/iPod to the same network
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  7. 7
    Start the app
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  8. 8
    Select applications settings
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  9. 9
    Select connection
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  10. 10
    Find the receiver that you want to operate
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  11. 11
    If your receiver is not there, select rescan
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  12. 12
    Choose the receiver that you want to operate
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Questions and Answers

Sony ES Remote app - (iOS) now says that the app is outdated and will no longer work unless the developer updates it. Will Sony be updating it?

This app is no longer compatible with the current version of Apple iOS. Is Sony ever going to update it or are the people that depend on the app to control their systems out of luck now?.. I use the app in a room that is connected as a 2nd Zone. The app opens now, but no longer will connect to the receiver. (ES 2800). I tried both apps mentioned in the article, and both will not connect anymore. I'm hoping that someone on the message board would have an update from Sony on how they will make this right. I have tried: Downloading and attempting to run both apps. Both download and open, but neither will connect. I think it was caused by: Sony did not keep up with the iOS updates. I would think that all ES users are having this problem - I'm surprised that Sony isn't addressing it.

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Categories : Home Theater

Recent edits by: NJABayStreet, Frank Fazio

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