Does anyone know if or how you connect to Neo via Bluetooth, I this at all possible ?
Hi, Stephen Karp. Thank you for reaching out to us. As Fonzo has already mentioned, we don't support Bluetooth based drivers yet.
The Bluetooth hardware is functional, though the software is not yet ready. This control method will be definitely enabled within future firmware versions. As I have already mentioned in other threads, I can tell you that in general, the first Bluetooth LE-based drivers are running for internal testing. Due to the NEEO Brain handling a whole bunch of different frequencies and protocols, the testing procedures are quite extensive to verify that the implementation does not cause any interferences.
Fonzo: Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention! We've already taken action and clarified this as long as Bluetooth software is not ready. Changes on amazon.de will usually take a few days to be refreshed.
If you find any other information about Bluetooth, which could be confusing, I would appreciate if you could let me know. Thank you very much.Reply
First of all, I don't know if I'm in the right place with my posting, so please forgive me if I'm wrong. Since Logitech wants to get rid of their home automation customers with harmony hub based remotes right now by closing the local port 5222 I also look for an alternative solution. NEEO seems to be pretty close as I can see, but I don't want to use HDMI-CEC (tried once and ended up in chaos), so Bluetooth is essential for me (fire tv), and I can't find a lot on how to learn IR or RF Signals for not (yet) supported stuff like my air-conditions, fans etc. I also own a light Manager air and learned that Support for this device is not completely implemented yet by NEEO.Reply
@fonzo, thanx for the quick answer. A PI is already running (HA-Bridge) for certain Alexa actions including both of my harmony hubs, so I guess I can implement a NEEO and controle it via lan commands using my HA-Bridge again for speech controle? If yes, only recepies or single button actions as well (like switching on the outside Speakers on my Marantz SR-7010 via speech command as I do right now with the Harmony hub?Reply
@ Fonzo, thanx again, right now Harmony is still working with HA, blocked the corresponding URLs on my router for the hubs and still on 201 FW, but this is of course not future save, that's why I look into NEEO. If I get you right there is a Chance to controle NEEO via simple get, put or post reuqests? That would be good enough for me, will have a look into the api thread, thanx again. Might order a NEEO to see how far I get with it. I would like to stay with HA-Bridge since it is very simple and extremely flexible. I integrated already two broadlink Minis, as well as a Milight Bridge which seems to also be missing at NEEO.Reply
@ Fonzo I already upgraded both my Logitech hubs to FW 210 when it came out, even support contacted me regarding my massive complaint. Reason for ordering NEEO though was to get rid of at least one of my hubs since this is already the second time Logitech tried this on their customers. It is also a design question since NEEO looks a lot more valuable compared to my Elite right now. Since I had a flirc lying around from back in the days when I used Logitech 1100 I will give that a shot first and see how it works. If it is not usable I will leave the Logitech hub until full Bluetooth support is available. It will take me a while anyway to set up my NEEO (as soon as it arives) in order to achive the full WAF at home. Who knows, an implementation of NEEO into HA Bridge might also be possible. This would make things even easier in future, and as I can see here full FTV support via bluetooth has been promised for a while....but thanx again for trying to help. By the way, NEEO support is quite fast in answering, entered a request to add my airconditioning remote I received an answer with a live IR test only hours later, hope they will keep it up that way.Reply
Ok, I'm back since my NEEO only arived yesterday (ordered 21st of December) but anyway...
I got my main devices working (TV, AVR, VU+, Vavoo box), and finally my fire tv using flirc. Control with flirc is quite quick, only problem is still turning Fire TV off (long home button), but that's an old fire tv problem. Otherwise recording of the buttons (flirc) went smoothly and navigation works fine. What is badly missing on NEEO is:
- Recording of IR signals, needed for my airconditioning or fans
- decent implementation of Light Manager Air
- Implementation of certain devices via Lan (AVR, TV, VU+>easy setup within the app, api's are available) since control is more reliable and status of these devices would always be clear
- Usability of the hard coded "home button" on the NEEO for other devices
- Setting of Volume and Mute controle in custom recepies
- Using Volume and Mute control outside of recepies and make it possible to assign them to a fixed device (use case: I connect bluetooth via speech command from Alexa to the AVR, but now Volume control is not possible with NEEO since no recepie has been started, same as harmony).
Otherwise it seems to be a good replacement for Harmony Elite once one gets used to the different handling, but as mentioned above still a long way to go.Reply