Anthem A/V Receivers


Both Anthem’s current and last generation of A/V Receivers and Processors support IP-based, network control. This Home Assistant platform adds proper “local push” support for any of these receivers on your network.

Supported Models

  • MRX 520, MRX 720, MRX 1120, and AVM 60
  • MRX 310, MRX 510, MRX 710

Support is provided through the Python anthemav module. Older, RS-232 serial-based units like the D2v use a different protocol entirely and are not currently supported.

To use your Anthem A/V Receiver in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  - platform: anthemav
    host: IP_ADDRESS

Configuration Variables

host

(string)(Required)The host name or the IP address of the device.

port

(integer)(Optional)The port number of the device.

Default value: 14999

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the device used in the frontend.

Notes and Limitations

  • The tuner is currently unsupported as are the media_player play, pause, prev, and next controls.
  • Enabling this platform will set and enforce “Standby IP Control On” in your Anthem device. You almost certainly want this. If you disable it on the device, it will just get re-enabled by Home Assistant.
  • Only Zone 1 is currently supported.

This platform will maintain a persistent connection to the network control port which will prevent any other application from communicating with the receiver. This includes the Anthem iOS and Android remote control apps as well as the ARC-2 Anthem Room Calibration software. You will need to disable this platform and restart Home Assistant if you want to use another application that makes use of the network control port.

The underlying Python module has hooks for halting and resuming the network connection but those functions are currently unsupported by the Home Assistant platform.