There needs to be a way to control the power of both the TV and a soundbar.
I can flip the power button to control either one, but not both.
My soundbar connects via optical cable so CEC linking commands are not an option, I need to do this via a remote. With the current limitations, I need to keep either my soundbar remote or TV remote handy to be able to manage power for both devices.
Other streaming stick devices with remotes can do this through a combination of sending IR commands to one device and CEC commands to the other. Other programmable remotes can do this by sending both sets of IR commands in sequence.
There is no technical reason Google cannot support this functionality with the current hardware, it's clear during the remote setup that the capability exists in the remote. Please add a "both" or "all devices" option to the remote's power button configuration.
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Thanks for answering, Cathal_S. I appreciate it.
Allen99, we hear you — we appreciate people who are keen on sharing with us their thoughts. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take this as feedback.
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