Yamahareceiver Binding

This binding connects openHAB with Yamaha Receivers of product line CX-A5000, RX-A30xx, RX-A20xx, RX-A10xx, RX-Vxxx, RX-Z7, DSP-Z7, RX-S600, RX-S601D, HTR-xxxx.

If your hardware is on the list but still does not work, please fill a bug report!


Just use the auto discovery feature or add a thing for the binding manually by providing host and port. Initially a thing for the main zone will be created. This will trigger a zone detection internally and all available additional zones will appear as new things.

When using zones feature, to manually add a receiver, use

Bridge yamahareceiver:yamahaAV:ReceiverID "Yamaha Receiver Bridge Name" [HOST="a.b.c.d"] {
	Thing zone ZoneID1 "Main Zone Thing Name" @ "location" [ZONE="Main_Zone"]
	Thing zone ZoneID2 "Zone 2 Thing Name" @ "location" [ZONE="Zone_2"]
	Thing zone ZoneID3 "Zone 3 Thing Name" @ "location" [ZONE="Zone_3"]
	Thing zone ZoneID4 "Zone 4 Thing Name" @ "location" [ZONE="Zone_4"]

If your receiver is using menu-based net radio navigation, you can use this binding to select radio stations from a configured menu.


The implemented channels for the AVR thing are:

  • power: openHAB Type Switch, Switches the AVR ON or OFF. Your receiver has to be in network standby for this to work.

The implemented channels for a zone thing are grouped in three groups.

Zone control channels are:

  • power#zone_channels: openHAB Type Switch, Switches the zone ON or OFF. Your receiver has to be in network standby for this to work.
  • mute#zone_channels: openHAB Type Switch, Mute or Unmute the receiver.
  • volume#zone_channels: openHAB Type Dimmer, Set’s the receivers volume as percentage.
  • volumeDB#zone_channels: openHAB Type Dimmer, Set’s the receivers volume in dB.
  • input#zone_channels: openHAB Type String, Set’s the input selection, depends on your receiver’s real inputs. Examples: HDMI1, HDMI2, AV4, TUNER, NET RADIO, etc.
  • surroundProgram#zone_channels: openHAB Type String, Set’s the surround mode. Examples: 2ch Stereo, 7ch Stereo, Hall in Munic, Straight, Surround Decoder.

Playback control channels are:

  • preset#playback_channels: Set a preset. Not supported by Spotify.
  • playback#playback_channels: Set a play mode or get the current play mode.
  • playback_station#playback_channels: Get the current played station (radio).
  • playback_artist#playback_channels: Get the current played artist.
  • playback_album#playback_channels: Get the current played album.
  • playback_song#playback_channels: Get the current played song.
  • playback_song_image_url#playback_channels: Get the current played song image URL (currently Spotify input only). openHAB Type String.
  • tuner_band#playback_channels: Set the band (FM or DAB) for tuner input when device supports DAB (e.g. RX-S601D). openHAB Type String.

Navigation control channels are:

  • navigation_menu#navigation_channels: Select or display the full or relative path to an item.
  • navigation_current_item#navigation_channels: Get the current item of the current menu.
  • navigation_total_items#navigation_channels: Get the total count items in the current menu.
  • navigation_level#navigation_channels: Get the current menu level.
  • navigation_updown#navigation_channels: Move the cursor up or down.
  • navigation_leftright#navigation_channels: Move the cursor to the left or right.
  • navigation_select#navigation_channels: Select the current item.
  • navigation_back#navigation_channels: Navigate to the parent menu.
  • navigation_backtoroot#navigation_channels: Navigate back to the root menu.

Navigation is not supported by Spotify input.


Basic Setup

For auto linking with Paper UI

Link the items to the channels of your preferred zone (here Main_Zone) in PaperUI after you’ve saved your items file.


Switch      Yamaha_Power                "Power [%s]"                <switch>
Dimmer      Yamaha_Volume               "Volume [%.1f %%]"          <soundvolume>
Switch      Yamaha_Mute                 "Mute [%s]"                 <soundvolume_mute>
String      Yamaha_Input                "Input [%s]"                <video>
String      Yamaha_Surround             "Surround [%s]"             <video>
For manually linking

Replace the UPNP UDN (here: 9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7) with the real UDN provided by your UPNP discovery. Also replace the zone name with your preferred zone (here Main_Zone).


Switch      Yamaha_Power                "Power [%s]"                <switch>             { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:zone_channels#power" }
Dimmer      Yamaha_Volume               "Volume [%.1f %%]"          <soundvolume>        { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:zone_channels#volume" }
Switch      Yamaha_Mute                 "Mute [%s]"                 <soundvolume_mute>   { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:zone_channels#mute" }
String      Yamaha_Input                "Input [%s]"                <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:zone_channels#input" }
String      Yamaha_Surround             "Surround [%s]"             <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:zone_channels#surroundProgram" }


Switch     item=Yamaha_Power
Switch     item=Yamaha_Mute
Slider     item=Yamaha_Volume
Selection  item=Yamaha_Input       mappings=[HDMI1="Kodi",HDMI2="PC",AUDIO1="TV",TUNER="Tuner",Spotify="Spotify",Bluetooth="Bluetooth","NET RADIO"="NetRadio"]
Selection  item=Yamaha_Surround    mappings=["2ch Stereo"="2ch Stereo","5ch Stereo"="5ch Stereo","Chamber"="Chamber","Sci-Fi"="Sci-Fi","Adventure"="Adventure"]



String      Yamaha_Playback                 "[]"                    <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Station         "Station [%s]"          <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_station" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Artist          "Artist [%s]"           <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_artist" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Album           "Album [%s]"            <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_album" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Song            "Song [%s]"             <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_song" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Song_Image      "[]"                    <videp>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_song_image_url" }


Switch      item=Yamaha_Playback            mappings=["Previous"="⏮", "Play"="►", "Pause"="⏸", "Stop"="⏹", "Next"="⏭"]    visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="Spotify", Yamaha_Input=="Bluetooth"]
Text        item=Yamaha_Playback_Station                                                                                    visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="TUNER"]
Text        item=Yamaha_Playback_Artist
Text        item=Yamaha_Playback_Album
Text        item=Yamaha_Playback_Song
Image       item=Yamaha_Playback_Song_Image                                                                                 visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="Spotify"]

Note the visiblility rules - you may need to adjust to your particular AVR model supported inputs and features.

DAB Tuner (dual band)


Number      Yamaha_Preset               "Preset [%d]"               <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#preset"}
String      Yamaha_Tuner_Band           "Band [%s]"                 <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:9ab0c000_f668_11de_9976_00a0ded41bb7:Main_Zone:playback_channels#tuner_band" }
String      Yamaha_Input_Ex

The synthetic Yamaha_Input_Ex will be calculated by a rule (see below) and will drive sitemap visibility (see below).


rule "Yamaha_Input_Ex"
  Item Yamaha_Input changed or
  Item Yamaha_Tuner_Band changed	
  var input = Yamaha_Input.state
  if (input != NULL) {
    if (Yamaha_Input.state == "TUNER" && Yamaha_Tuner_Band.state != NULL) {
      input = "TUNER_" + Yamaha_Tuner_Band.state
  Yamaha_Input_Ex.postUpdate(new StringType(input))

When the input is TUNER the Yamaha_Input_Ex item will have a value of either TUNER_FM or TUNER_DAB depending on the chosen tuner band, otherwise it will be same as input (Yamaha_Input).


Selection   item=Yamaha_Tuner_Band          mappings=[FM="FM",DAB="DAB+"]                                                   visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="TUNER"]
Selection   item=Yamaha_Preset              mappings=[2="Radio Krakow",3="PR Trojka",5="RadioZet",8="Radio Chillizet",12="RMF Classic",13="RMF MAXXX"]     visibility=[Yamaha_Input_Ex=="TUNER_FM"]
Selection   item=Yamaha_Preset              mappings=[1="FM-1",2="FM-2",3="FM-3"]                                           visibility=[Yamaha_Input_Ex=="TUNER_DAB"]

Notice how we have two preset mappings that each is meant for FM and DAB+ bands respectively. This enables to have different channel names per band.