Amazon FireTV Support?
When launching FireTV recipe the first time I found all that NEEO does is to switch on my TV (wrong HDMI input despite definitely picking the correct one during setup, btw) and then tells me:
"You can now can use your FireTV Controller"
Seriously??? Grab another remote??? Wasn't that the whole idea not to?
I understand that NEEO does not control Bluetooth and ZigBee devices directly - wait, no, actually I don't, not at all tbh - since this was a crucial advertised feature, as was that "The brain commands all your smart devices and gadgets" The FTV surely is no exotic device.
Anyway, the current reasoning is native support not being the big deal anyway and controlling devices over IP using the manufacturers API was much superior and faster to implement.
Now, FTV actually HAS an API (as has Hue) and luckily the command set is very (!) basic. So, I honestly hope the driver team to implement this ASAP.
The Support for the FireTV will coem over Bluetooth. This is one of the most requests since the NEEO is available beside the PlayStations. If you have taken the time and search for FireTV you were able to find lot of other entrys...
And no, the FireTV did not have an official APi that can be used over TCP/IP, it is just the Android ADB that do this. This is not an API in the way as other Devices do. You need to run an ADB Server to be able to talk to a fireTV device. And believe me, i was taking a lot of effort in searching for a good way to do it, but not found anything. Therefor wait until a new Firmware is coming and you will see, that the FireTV will come.
Wait so what can the Neeo actually do with FireTV? As far as I can see it's useless for FireTV, am I missing something here?
If I can't do anything with Neeo for FireTV, then please:
- Remove it from the list of supported devices on the home page.
- Remove it from the device.
Currently it's just confusing and I was sure I've done some part of the setup incorrectly...
Ask a 100 FireTV owners what "supports FireTV" would mean in their heads.
No one would think "supports FireTV" means that you can turn on TV and switch the input. I bet my hand it's no one. I'm sure you'll agree. I understand that Neeo doesn't support it yet. There's just so many products out there, I get it and it's okay, just don't lie about it.
Be honest with the community and admit that Neeo does not support FireTV. Do the right thing and remove it from the list of supported products and then let us know when you have the integration working.