# Yamaha Receiver Binding

This binding connects openHAB with Yamaha Receivers of product line CX-A5000, RX-A860, 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!

If your Yamaha receiver is not on the list, it likely is a newer model that supports MusicCast, please try the MusicCast Binding (opens new window) instead.

# Supported Things

Thing Type Description
yamahaAV Bridge Yamaha Receiver hardware
zone Thing Zones of your receiver

# Discovery

Just use the auto discovery feature to detect your hardware. 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.

# Thing Configuration

To manually add a receiver and its zones a things/yamahareceiver.things file could look like this:

Bridge yamahareceiver:yamahaAV:ReceiverID "Yamaha Receiver Bridge Name" [host="a.b.c.d", refreshInterval=20] {
    Thing zone ZoneID1 "Main Zone Thing Name" @ "location" [zone="Main_Zone", volumeDbMin=-81, volumeDbMax=12]
    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"]

Configuration parameters for Bridge yamahaAV:

Parameter Required Default Description
host yes N/A The IP address of the AVR to control
port no 80 The API port of the AVR to control
refreshInterval no 60 Refresh interval in seconds
albumUrl no embedded image URL When the album image is not provided by the Yamaha input source, you can specify the default image URL to apply
inputMapping no "" (empty string) Some Yamaha models return different input values on status update than required in the change input commands. See below for details

Configruation parameters for Thing zone:

Parameter Required Default Description
zone yes / The zone can be Main_Zone, Zone_2, Zone_3, Zone_4 depending on your device
volumeRelativeChangeFactor no 2 Relative volume change in percent
volumeDbMin no -80 Lowest volume in dB
volumeDbMax no 12 Highest volume in dB

# Channels

The implemented channels for the yamahaAV bridge are:

Channel openHAB Type Comment
power Switch Switches the AVR ON or OFF. Your receiver has to be in network standby for this to work.
party_mode Switch Switches the party mode. May not be supported on all models.
party_mode_mute Switch Switches the mute ON or OFF when in party mode. Write only (state updates are not available). Applicable only when party mode is on. May not be supported on all models.
party_mode_volume Dimmer Increase or decrease volume when in party mode. Write only (state updates are not available). INCREASE / DECREASE commands only. Applicable only when party mode is on. May not be supported on all models.

The implemented channels for a zone thing are grouped in three groups. These are the zones supported: Main_Zone, Zone_2, Zone_3, Zone_4.

Zone control channels are:

Channel openHAB Type Comment
zone_channels#power Switch Switches the zone ON or OFF. Your receiver has to be in network standby for this to work.
zone_channels#mute Switch Mute or Unmute the receiver.
zone_channels#volume Dimmer Sets the receivers volume as percentage.
zone_channels#volumeDB Number Sets the receivers volume in dB.
zone_channels#input String Sets the input selection, depends on your receiver's real inputs. Examples: HDMI1, HDMI2, AV4, TUNER, NET RADIO, etc.
zone_channels#surroundProgram String Sets the surround mode. Examples: 2ch Stereo, 7ch Stereo, Hall in Munic, Straight, Surround Decoder.
zone_channels#scene String Sets the scene. Examples: Scene 1, Scene 2, Scene 3, Scene 4. Write only (state updates are not available). May not be supported on all models (e.g. RX-V3900).
zone_channels#dialogueLevel Number Sets the receivers dialogue level. May not be supported on all models.
zone_channels#hdmi1Out Number Switches the HDMI1 Output ON or OFF (channel in desc.xml is placed in Main_Zone but in fact it is more some kind of system parameter). May not be supported on all models.
zone_channels#hdmi2Out Number Switches the HDMI2 Output ON or OFF (channel is desc.xml is placed in Main_Zone but in fact it is more some kind of system parameter). May not be supported on all models.
playback_channels#preset Number Set a preset. Not supported by Spotify input. For NET RADIO input there is no way to get current preset (tested on RX-S601D, RX-V3900), so the preset is write only. For RX-V3900 the presets are alphanumeric A1,A2,B1,B2 thus you need to use numbers grater than 100 that represent these presets as follows: 101, 102, 201, 202.
playback_channels#playback String Set a play mode or get the current play mode. Values supported: Previous, Play, Pause, Stop, Next. Applies for inputs which support playback (Spotify, SERVER, NET RADIO, Bluetooth). Note that some values may not be supported on certain input type and AVR model combination. For Spotify and Bluetooth all values work, but for NET RADIO input only Play and Stop are supported (tested on RX-S601D).
playback_channels#playback_station String Get the current played station (radio). Applies to TUNER and NET RADIO inputs only.
playback_channels#playback_artist String Get the current played artist.
playback_channels#playback_album String Get the current played album.
playback_channels#playback_song String Get the current played song.
playback_channels#playback_song_image_url String Get the current played song image URL. Applies to Spotify and NET RADIO inputs only.
playback_channels#tuner_band String Set the band (FM or DAB) for tuner input when device supports DAB+ (e.g. RX-S601D). Values supported: FM, DAB. Applies to TUNER input only.
navigation_channels#navigation_menu String Select or display the full or relative path to an item.
navigation_channels#navigation_current_item Number Get the current item of the current menu.
navigation_channels#navigation_total_items Number Get the total count items in the current menu.
navigation_channels#navigation_level Number Get the current menu level.
navigation_channels#navigation_updown Move the cursor up or down.
navigation_channels#navigation_leftright Move the cursor to the left or right.
navigation_channels#navigation_select Select the current item.
navigation_channels#navigation_back Navigate to the parent menu.
navigation_channels#navigation_backtoroot Navigate back to the root menu.

Navigation is not supported by Spotify input.

# Example

# Basic Setup

# Auto Linking

Link the items to the channels of your preferred zone (here Main_Zone) in the UI after you have 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>
String      Yamaha_Scene           "Scene []"                  <video>
Number      Yamaha_Dialogue_Level  "Dialogue Level [%d]"       <soundvolume>

# Manual Linking

Replace the UPnP UDN (here: 96a40ba9) 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:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#power" }
Dimmer      Yamaha_Volume          "Volume [%.1f %%]"          <soundvolume>        { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#volume" }
Switch      Yamaha_Mute            "Mute [%s]"                 <soundvolume_mute>   { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#mute" }
String      Yamaha_Input           "Input [%s]"                <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#input" }
String      Yamaha_Surround        "Surround [%s]"             <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#surroundProgram" }
String      Yamaha_Scene           "Scene []"                  <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#scene" }
Switch      Yamaha_Dialogue_Level  "Dialogue Level [%d]"       <soundvolume>        { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#dialogueLevel" }
Switch      Yamaha_HDMI1_Output    "HDMI1 Output [%s]"           <switch>             { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#hdmi1Out" }
Switch      Yamaha_HDMI2_Output    "HDMI2 Output [%s]"           <switch>             { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:zone_channels#hdmi2Out" }

Switch      Yamaha_PartyMode       "Party mode [%s]"           <switch>             { channel="yamahareceiver:yamahaAV:96a40ba9:party_mode" }
Switch      Yamaha_PartyModeMute   "Party mode mute [%s]"      <soundvolume_mute>   { channel="yamahareceiver:yamahaAV:96a40ba9:party_mode_mute" }
Dimmer      Yamaha_PartyModeVolume "Party mode volume []"      <soundvolume>        { channel="yamahareceiver:yamahaAV:96a40ba9:party_mode_volume" }


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",SERVER="Server",Straight="Straight"]
Selection   item=Yamaha_Surround         mappings=["2ch Stereo"="2ch Stereo","5ch Stereo"="5ch Stereo","Chamber"="Chamber","Sci-Fi"="Sci-Fi","Adventure"="Adventure"]
Switch      item=Yamaha_Scene            mappings=["Scene 1"="Kodi","Scene 2"="TV","Scene 3"="NET","Scene 4"="Radio"]
Setpoint    item=Yamaha_Dialogue_Level   minValue=0 maxValue=2 step=1
Switch      item=Yamaha_HDMI1_Output
Switch      item=Yamaha_HDMI2_Output

Switch      item=Yamaha_PartyMode
Switch      item=Yamaha_PartyModeMute
Switch      item=Yamaha_PartyModeVolume  mappings=[DECREASE="-", INCREASE="+"]

Note: Some input values for Yamaha_Input might not be supported on your model. Make sure to adjust these values.

# Playback


String      Yamaha_Playback                 "[]"                    <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Station         "Station [%s]"          <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_station" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Artist          "Artist [%s]"           <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_artist" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Album           "Album [%s]"            <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_album" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Song            "Song [%s]"             <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_song" }
String      Yamaha_Playback_Song_Image      "[]"                    <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#playback_song_image_url" }


Switch      item=Yamaha_Playback            mappings=["Previous"="⏮", "Play"="►", "Pause"="⏸", "Stop"="⏹", "Next"="⏭"]    visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="Spotify", Yamaha_Input=="NET RADIO", Yamaha_Input=="Bluetooth"]
Text        item=Yamaha_Playback_Station    visibility=[Yamaha_Input=="TUNER", Yamaha_Input=="NET RADIO"]
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", Yamaha_Input=="NET RADIO", Yamaha_Input=="Bluetooth"]

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:96a40ba9:Main_Zone:playback_channels#preset"}
String      Yamaha_Tuner_Band           "Band [%s]"                 <video>              { channel="yamahareceiver:zone:96a40ba9: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 String input = "" + Yamaha_Input.state
    if (Yamaha_Input.state == "TUNER" && Yamaha_Tuner_Band.state !== NULL) {
        input = input + "_" + Yamaha_Tuner_Band.state

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 the 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.

# Debugging and troubleshooting

Enabling detailed logging may help troubleshoot your configuration (or trace bugs in the binding itself).

Add the following lines to the logger configuration file (userdata\etc\org.ops4j.pax.logging.cfg):

log4j2.logger.yamaha.name = org.openhab.binding.yamahareceiver
log4j2.logger.yamaha.level = TRACE

Depending on the desired details choose from levels: TRACE, DEBUG, INFO.

The openhab.log will contain internal workings of the binding:

2017-10-08 12:11:36.848 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Found feature Main_Zone
2017-10-08 12:11:36.853 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Adding zone: Main_Zone
2017-10-08 12:11:36.857 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Found feature Zone_2
2017-10-08 12:11:36.862 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Adding zone: Zone_2
2017-10-08 12:11:36.867 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Found feature DAB
2017-10-08 12:11:36.873 [TRACE] [al.protocol.xml.DeviceInformationXML] - Found feature Spotify
2017-10-08 12:11:36.974 [TRACE] [internal.protocol.xml.ZoneControlXML] - Zone Main_Zone state - power: true, input: AUDIO1, mute: false, surroundProgram: 5ch Stereo, volume: 45.652172

# Model specific behavior

# Input values

Certain AVR models in the XML protocol require different values for the input (i.e. HDMI1 vs HDMI_1). On top of that some AVR models during status updates report different value than sent in the command (i.e. return HDMI_1 for HDMI1 command).

To account for all variations a Yamaha thing setting got introduced: Input mapping. This allows to map the input value reported by the AVR after status update to the desired canonical value.

Use the UI to customize the setting for your particular AVR: Things > Edit > Yamaha Receiver XXX > Input mapping. For example, if your AVR returns HDMI_1 for command HDMI1 you can create such mapping list:


If you unsure what mapping to apply, enable trace logging (see section earlier) and you should see what is going on:

2017-12-28 20:43:40.933 [TRACE] [rnal.protocol.xml.XMLProtocolService] - Zone Main_Zone - inputs: InputDto{param='Spotify', writable=true}, InputDto{param='JUKE', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AirPlay', writable=true}, InputDto{param='MusicCast Link', writable=true}, InputDto{param='SERVER', writable=true}, InputDto{param='NET RADIO', writable=true}, InputDto{param='Bluetooth', writable=true}, InputDto{param='USB', writable=true}, InputDto{param='iPod (USB)', writable=false}, InputDto{param='TUNER', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI1', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI2', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI3', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI4', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI5', writable=true}, InputDto{param='HDMI6', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AV1', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AV2', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AV3', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AUDIO1', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AUDIO2', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AUDIO3', writable=true}, InputDto{param='AUX', writable=true}
2017-12-28 20:43:40.935 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name Spotify to Spotify - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.937 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name JUKE to JUKE - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.939 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AirPlay to AIRPLAY - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.941 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name MusicCast Link to MUSICCAST_LINK - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.943 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name SERVER to SERVER - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.944 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name NET RADIO to NET RADIO - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.946 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name Bluetooth to Bluetooth - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.950 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name Spotify to Spotify - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.951 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name USB to USB - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.953 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name TUNER to TUNER - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.953 [TRACE] [internal.protocol.xml.ZoneControlXML] - Zone Main_Zone state - power: true, input: Spotify, mute: false, surroundProgram: 5ch Stereo, volume: 35.869564
2017-12-28 20:43:40.954 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI1 to HDMI1 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.956 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI2 to HDMI2 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.958 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI3 to HDMI3 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.960 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI4 to HDMI4 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.962 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI5 to HDMI5 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.964 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI6 to HDMI6 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.965 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AV1 to AV1 - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.967 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AV2 to AV2 - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.975 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AV3 to AV3 - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.977 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AUDIO1 to AUDIO1 - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.979 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AUDIO2 to AUDIO2 - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.981 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AUDIO3 to AUDIO3 - as per no conversion rule
2017-12-28 20:43:40.983 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name AUX to AUX - as per legacy mapping
2017-12-28 20:43:40.986 [TRACE] [.protocol.xml.ZoneAvailableInputsXML] - Zone Main_Zone - available inputs: AIRPLAY, AUDIO1, AUDIO2, AUDIO3, AUX, AV1, AV2, AV3, Bluetooth, HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, HDMI4, HDMI5, HDMI6, JUKE, MUSICCAST_LINK, NET RADIO, SERVER, Spotify, TUNER, USB

Note: User defined mappings have as per user defined mapping and the rest comes is the existing add-on mapping logic.

After switching to HDMI1 you should see this:

2017-12-28 21:08:51.683 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from HDMI1 to command name HDMI1
2017-12-28 21:08:51.820 [TRACE] [ernal.protocol.xml.InputConverterXML] - Converting from state name HDMI1 to HDMI1 - as per user defined mapping
2017-12-28 21:08:51.821 [TRACE] [internal.protocol.xml.ZoneControlXML] - Zone Main_Zone state - power: true, input: HDMI1, mute: false, surroundProgram: 5ch Stereo, volume: 35.869564
2017-12-28 21:08:51.826 [DEBUG] [eiver.handler.YamahaZoneThingHandler] - Input changed to HDMI1

# Zone_B support as Zone_2 (HTR-4069, RX-V583)

The Yamaha HTR-4069 handles Zone_2 in a different way from the other models. Specifically only selected functionality like power, mute and volume can be controlled. Also internally the Zone_2 is emulated via Zone_B XML elements available on Main_Zone.

Special handling has been added to emulate Zone_2 via the Zone_B feature.