How much can Siri control TV and Soundbar?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by harkrish, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. harkrish macrumors newbie

    harkrish

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    I have an old Sony 4k TV (2017model with no airplay support) and planning to buy a Dolby Atmos supported Home Theater System and Apple TV 4k. I already have Homepod.


    Is it possible to completely control ALL TV Settings and Soundbar settings using Siri on Homepod? Has anyone tried that level of integration?
     
  2. cynics macrumors G4

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    For the most part, no.

    You'll have some very basic functionality via the HDMI CEC which was activated by a Siri command to the HomePod however you will need remotes.

    The Siri remote that comes with the AppleTV can do much more when it comes to controlling the TV but that requires you to hold the button and speak into it. And now the iPhone can perform a lot of task via Siri that used to require the Siri Remote, however its done through AirPlay and data in the apps on the iPhone.
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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  4. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    Outside of adjusting the volume and turning the devices on and off, that's about the most control I get from mine.
    Sony 4K and Sony sound bar.
     
  5. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Not enough i would think
     

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