Home entertainment specialists Onkyo are putting together an iPhone / iPod app that will allow users to control the company’s networked receivers through their smartphones.
the app will allow your mobile to sync up with Onkyo’s connected AV units, turning it into a touch-driven wireless remote.
“The App will replicate day-to-day operations such as altering volume/balance/mute/input selection/listening modes etc. Gesture control will also be incorporated and owners will be able to browse Internet Radio station lists as well as content held on NAS (Network Attached Storage)”, reads the press release.
In other words, you’ll pretty much be able to carry out any task of the next wave of Onkyo AV receivers without hunting around for the right remote; your iPhone will do the lot instead.
Compatible kit will include the forthcoming 2011 range and Onkyo’s 8 series AV receivers (TX-NR708, 808, 1008, 3008, 5008, and PR-SC5508). Owners of 7 series AV receivers will also be able to use the app, though only basic functionality, such as volume and input control, will be accessible.
Keep an eye out for the app early next year.