I've set up a MoesGo Smart IR unit with Smart Life for a friend to control a TV. I can now use the virtual remote control on my phone to control the TV which is quite handy when he looses the physical remote.
The Smart Life account was integrated with Google Home a while ago so that all the smart appliances he has can be voice controlled. Now that we have a Smart IR Unit we can use voice commands to:
- Turn the TV On and Off
- Change channel
- Raise and lower the volume
- Mute and Unmute sound
This was just a matter of guessing the commands, and to be honest they were fairly obvious. The problem we've got is that there a lot more we'd like to do with the TV but we are unable to guess the right commands! For a start we've like to:
- Select the video source (TV, HDMI1, HDMI2 etc)
- Press the Netflix button
- Navigate Netflix (we are happy to say "Press the up Button" if that will work)
We've tried everything we can think of but Google Home just says that it doesn't understand. I did find a web site that suggested saying "Talk to TV", and Google does appear to understand this is a valid command, but the action it takes is to turn the TV off! (I suspect it's toggling the power button)
Does anybody know what commands we can use?