Open Room-Pages or Apps in ayControl
In this article we will show you how to define buttons in ayControl to switch quickly within ayControl to certain pages of rooms. Furthermore there is now also the possibility to open external apps from ayControl.
For example, if you have a breakfast kitchen where the kitchen and dining area are separated in ayControl, you can now switch between these rooms with a simple click. Or you can use ayControl to select the appropriate light scene and open the Spotify app directly from ayControl.
Create a button to open an app
If you create a new button in the ayControl-Editor, a dialog will appear in which you can define which function the button should fulfill. Here you have the possibility to also open an external app as well as a specific page of a room in ayControl.
If you now select “Open app” and continue, you can specify in the next window which app should be opened.
You can now select from a large number of supported apps. For some apps there is the possibility of an additional configuration. For example, on YouTube you can insert the YouTube URL of a video to automatically open this video at the click of a button. Another example would be to open the Spotify-app if you want to listen to music.
A list of currently supported apps are:
- Alarm (Android only)
- Amazon Fire TV Remote (Android only)
- Amazon Music
- Amazon Prime Video
- Apple Music
- Bose Soundtouch
- BubbleUPnP (Android only)
- Custom (Android only)
- Google Home
- Google Keep
- Google Maps
- Google Play Movies
- Google Play Music
- Google Translate
- Kodi (Android only)
- Kore Kodi remote
- OpenVPN Connect
- Philips Hue
- Tasker (Android only)
- trivium (iOS only)
- TuneIn Radio
- TuneIn Radio Pro
- VLC Media Player
- Weather Underground
Create a button to open another room/page
If you want to open a certain page in ayControl by pressing a button, please create a button as described above, but now select “Open page” and click on “Next”.
In the following window you can now select which room should be opened in ayControl as well as which page of the room depending on the available layout options. On a smartphone, for example, you can open a different page of the same room than on a tablet layout due to the smaller amount of available space.
It is now possible to change from one room to another without great effort, just with the push of a button.