Power on a PS4 with Homey?


#1

Anyone know a way to power on a PS4 with Homey?

I have a harmony remote and hub but it doesnt power up the Playstation :frowning:


#2

Does the PS4 have ‘HDMI Start’? You could find out if your TV has that as well and then start your TV with Homey, change to a specific HDMI channel, which would boot your PS4!


#3

PS4 is only allowed to be turned on by the PS4 controller.
This is a security restriction by Sony, no way around it.

Unless you can use something like this to push the power button on the PS4 :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

That bot looks awesome if a little pricey

Looks like i’m stuck with either the HDMI option (is possible), or nothing for the time being


#5

Sorry, you’re right, CEC does work with PS4, forgot about that (disabled it because it messes up the Harmony sync)


#6

The is* was meant to be if* - i’m not sure I can in my setup…


#7

The PS4 supports it: https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/playstation-general.topic.html/ps4_cec_support_a-jyo0.html

But if your setup has more than a TV and settop-box (and even in that situation), IMHO CEC is useless. It always messes up. :roll_eyes:


#8

Yeah, agreed. I’ve always had it off because it always causes issues…

I guess I could connect the PS4 direct to the TV and then put the optical out to the amp? (All assuming my TV has the required function)


#9

I use the smart TV app… One trigger I made is, when I say “Ok Homey, Playstation”, my tv comes to life, displays the message “GAME TIME” and I have the input switch to the HDMI port of my PS4 which switches on due to that… No controller needed…

For more info about devicelink: https://manuals.playstation.net/document/nl/ps4/settings/devicelink.html


#10

You can start a PS4 with a Harmony remote…


#11

Nope, you can’t …


#12

How about wake up lan? You tried that as well?


#13

My bad. Sorry