Smart Home AV Receiver Guide

action.devices.types.AUDIO_VIDEO_RECEIVER - Device that takes audio input (for example, HDMI, optical, and RCA) and outputs sound to one or more speakers.

This type indicates that the device gets the AV Receiver icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

Required traits

These traits and commands are required, if applicable to your device.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Example device: Simple audio video receiver

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "AV Receiver" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.AUDIO_VIDEO_RECEIVER",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.AppSelector",
          "action.devices.traits.InputSelector",
          "action.devices.traits.OnOff",
          "action.devices.traits.Volume"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple audio video receiver"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "volumeMaxLevel": 11,
          "volumeCanMuteAndUnmute": true,
          "availableApplications": [
            {
              "key": "youtube",
              "names": [
                {
                  "name_synonym": [
                    "Youtube",
                    "Youtube_en"
                  ],
                  "lang": "en"
                }
              ]
            }
          ],
          "availableInputs": [
            {
              "key": "hdmi_1",
              "names": [
                {
                  "name_synonym": [
                    "HDMI 1",
                    "DVD player"
                  ],
                  "lang": "en"
                }
              ]
            },
            {
              "key": "hdmi_2",
              "names": [
                {
                  "name_synonym": [
                    "HDMI 2",
                    "TV"
                  ],
                  "lang": "en"
                }
              ]
            }
          ]
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "on": true,
        "currentApplication": "youtube",
        "currentInput": "hdmi_1",
        "currentVolume": 10,
        "isMuted": false
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

appInstall

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.AppSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.appInstall",
                "params": {
                  "newApplication": "youtube"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentApplication": "youtube"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

appSearch

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.AppSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.appSearch",
                "params": {
                  "newApplication": "youtube"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentApplication": "youtube"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

appSelect

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.AppSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.appSelect",
                "params": {
                  "newApplication": "youtube"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentApplication": "youtube"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

SetInput

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.InputSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.SetInput",
                "params": {
                  "newInput": "hdmi_2"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentInput": "hdmi_2"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

PreviousInput

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.InputSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654526",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.PreviousInput"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654526",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentInput": "hdmi_2"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

NextInput

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.InputSelector reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654524",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.NextInput"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654524",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentInput": "hdmi_2"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

OnOff

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.OnOff reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654528",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.OnOff",
                "params": {
                  "on": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654528",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "on": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

mute

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Volume reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654532",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.mute",
                "params": {
                  "mute": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654532",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentVolume": 10,
          "isMuted": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

setVolume

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Volume reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654530",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.setVolume",
                "params": {
                  "volumeLevel": 11
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654530",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentVolume": 11,
          "isMuted": false
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.