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.
If your model is not on the list then give it a test, if everything works correctly then add it to the list by clicking on the Edit this page on GitHub link above.
Adding Anthem A/V Receivers to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar click on Settings.
From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select “Anthem A/V Receivers”.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
- The tuner is currently unsupported as are the
media_playerplay, 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.
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.