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Power button support for soundbar and TV

Allen99
Community Member

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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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi Allen99,

This is a community forum supported mainly by other users and community specialist's. The best way to leave feedback or feature requests is by using the feedback option within the Google Home app.

 

Regards,
Cathal

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

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. 

 

As per advised by Cathal_S, you can also send feedback though the Google Home app. Here's how: Submitting feedback about your Chromecast device.

 

Feel free to reply to this thread if you have other questions and concerns. We're here to help.

 

Thanks,

Jennifer

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Allen99,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have other questions or concerns as we'll be locking this in 24 hours if we won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Jennifer