The type of remote that I’d love to work with Roon is this one: https://www.senic.com/en/nuimo-control
Essentially, a version of what Devialet does with their remote. I had contacted Scenic a while ago about building in Roon compatibility but so far they haven’t done it.
Ok, but unlocking it constantly ? Starting some app ? I think it should be as easy as using a TV remote.
Maybe the smartphone is beeing charged right now.
Nobody uses a smartphone to control a TV. Simple TV remotes do not have a display. In my opinion a dedicated small remote with a display for browsing is the optimum for music player control.
There are solutions from Crestron or Control4. But running on tablet like, typically wall mounted devices. No room for it at the living room table. It makes no sense without buying their whole smart home universe.
Same here. For browsing purposes, selecting or building playlists etc, nothing beats a phone or tablet app (you could dedicate a cheap tablet as Roon remote and switch off automatic locking of the display.
Really the only thing “I” am missing is a remote for when music already plays. Volume, mute, skip, stop. That’s it. And for the a Senic Integration would be nice.
Well, of course, you can’t browse your albums without a display, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s still a use case for a simple remote for play controls only. Like @Thorsten_Vieth, I also contacted Senic to see if there was interest in doing an Nuimo integration with Roon. I had a reply back (in July) saying that they had “quite a few” requests for Roon support and that I should stay tuned…
Having said that, the Yio also looks very interesting, and with the addition of the touchscreen, the range of use cases becomes much wider. It’s not clear to me how the Yio would communicate with the wider world though; IR, WiFi, Z-wave, ZigBee?
Yio is not only intended for media player control. It is also a smart home control device supporting smarthome hubs like homey, home assistant, openhab. It also supports Infrared control (including learning).
I just seen this on Kickstarter and decided to back it. I have no experience with these sort of projects but I’m willing to give it a go. The roon integration is the only reason I bought it. Thanks @Christian_Riedl
@Christian_Riedl - further reading of the YIO forum has turned up a message that indicates that you are no longer doing work for the project, although you will continue to work on your own. A pity, and clearly a blow to the possibility that the YIO remote will have an integration with Roon.
I will use the YIO remote mainly for the ROON integration. I hope that Marton and his team will finish the YIO core / UI software in a way that it fits to the ROON requirements. Maybe one of this guys will complete my ROON integration. If not, I will do it and make it available to the YIO team.
Assume that you will get the ROON integration when the YIO kit will be available.
“Ok, but unlocking it constantly ? Starting some app ? I think it should be as easy as using a TV remote.
Maybe the smartphone is beeing charged right now.”
@Christian_Riedl Use a dedicated smartphone or even better a tablet for Roon. Apple devices have the “Guided Access Mode” which runs a single app (Roon in this case), prevents you from switching to other apps and disables the lock screen. I’m sure Android devices have a similar feature. You can configure configure Roon to prevent the phone/tablet from sleeping. The only requirement is to have the “remote” plugged into a charger, at least when it is not being used.
It’s not quite plug and play but hey, we’re in the Tinkering section: I bought a cheapo USB remote from Aliexpress (currently USD 4.29), connected it to a Raspberry Pi and wrote a Roon extension (see GitHub) that controls Roon based on key presses from the remote.
It’s perfect for when I just want to play, pause, change volume or skip tracks. Also, since it’s so cheap, no need to worry about it being dropped or chewed on by pets or toddlers.