I paired the Voice Remote for Google TV with an Android TV succesfully, and all functions work. Except for powering on the TV when it is off. This makes sense because I suspect that the Bluetooth chip is disabled when the TV is in standby.

Since the Voice Remote for Google TV is capable of sending infrared signals, this should be very easy to solve. But I can't figure out how.

Maybe I can pair the remote to somebody elses Google TV and setup the infrared function for the powerbutton? But I suspect that when pairing it back to the Android TV afterwards, it will also clear the infrared preference stored on the remote in the process.

Does anyone know a solution for this? Because there is no technical reason this cannot be done, it's just that Android TV doesnt provide the setup menu.

  • You lack clarity on what exactly you are doing. Is it that you have the Google Chromecast (the HDMI part) AND the remote? OR just the remote that you've paired through Bluetooth to the TV? The wake signals can only be sent through wifi or if the HDMI part of the Google Chromecast device is connected to the TV. The remote talks to that HDMI part which in turn turns on the TV.
    – 44yu5h
    May 11, 2023 at 22:17
  • No, I don't have a Chromecast. I have a TV with Googles Android TV OS (and ofcourse these have Chromecast build-in, so it would not make sense to connect an external HDMI dongle to it). I also have a Google Voice Remote (which have infra-red build-in). My only question is how to setup the infra-red on Android TV OS. Since that is very easy to do on Google TV OS, and as both OS'es are virtually the same under the hood, I expect there must be a way. There are also tricks to upgrade Android TV to Google TV, which will solve the problem. But as the TV is brand new I dont want to void the warranty.
    – Maestro
    May 12, 2023 at 0:25


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