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Popular home entertainment equipment manufacturer Onkyo is set to release its own Android app next month that will allow owners of any 2011 model network A/V receiver to wirelessly control them directly from their Android-powered smartphone. Using a wireless network as its means of connection, the app will also allow users to stream media stored locally on their Android phone, control the volume, select an input source, and more.

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An exact release date hasn't be announced as of yet, only that it will be "available in August."

[Onkyo Blog]

Cameron Summerson
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  • tehsusenoh

    Urrrrrr. I want this for my house's Denons.

  • Darrell

    I guess that's cool... if you JUST bought a networked AV box.

  • MikeyzLifted

    ooo this should be good esp cause i have that exact onkyo receiver. LoL

  • John A

    I have a similar app for iOS for my pioneer. I hope they follow suite, its a pain using my iPod when I have such a beautiful phone with a much better os!!

  • J

    My crappy Palm PDA used to be able to do this back in 2004 (via infrared). I wonder if we'll ever see IR capability in an Android phone? It was mainly used for data transfer back then but was extremely slow. However, you could also use that capability to use your PDA as a universal remote.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Probably not, but there are now solutions out there that come with a little IR box that has an app. You could use it to control your stuff that way.

  • Eric

    of course my onkyo is a 2009 or something. and no im not upgrading just for this.

  • David Ruddock

    I also fail to see why we can't have IR on smartphones. Is it a bulk thing? It's a reliable and proven technology, and it's dirt cheap. I'd kill for IR functionality with my Onkyo stereo.

  • modplan

    My Onkyo receiver just got to my house 2 days ago, talk about perfect timing!