I'm using an Echo Dot to listen to radio, Spotify or Amazon Music. Thus I plugged it to the cinch-input of my AV receiver. But I don't want to switch the AV to the cinch input every time I want to hear to music.

Is there a way to switch directly to the correct input source (cinch) or an other easy workaround?
An optimal solution would switch it to cinch every time I start Alexa and every time I say "Alexa stop" it would switch back to the standard source (maybe with IFTTT).


I'm using an Onkyo TX-SR313 AV-Receiver: link

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    What model is your AV receiver? I think the answer probably depends on that.
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 8:51
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    ty :) i added the description
    – osanger
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 9:45
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    Related problems: iot.stackexchange.com/questions/358 & iot.stackexchange.com/questions/414 & iot.stackexchange.com/questions/563 ; The problem is that your AV receiver basically speaks HDMI & Infrared and the Echo speaks WiFi and the base functionality of your Echo does not provide start/stop events.
    – Helmar
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 10:35
  • hmmm... maybe i should buy a harmony hub
    – osanger
    Commented Apr 1, 2017 at 11:15
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    @Helmar you propably answered the question with your comment. Please do post it as answer, too.
    – mico
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 12:28


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