1) I created an activity called "Watch Netflix." It turns on my blu ray player, turns on my AVR, switches to the correct input, turns on the tv. The remote that came with my blu ray player has a dedicated Netflix button. How do I add that button push to the activity? I know I can go to devices and the button appears on the touch screen, but I want to add it to the end of the activity sequence. Is that possible?
2) I want to create a "Watch YouTube" activity. This would require that my htpc wakes up, my receiver turns on, sets to the correct input, and my tv turns on. I can do all of this, but then I need to launch Internet Explorer (already bookmarked to youtube.com/leanback
so I can use the remote to navigate). Is this possible or do I need something like Event Ghost? What's the easiest way to launch a program like IE or Spotify?
3) Is there a way to stop the current program before switching activities (as in, add that step to the start of each activity so it's automatic)? If I'm watching live tv (Windows Media Center) and switch to watching a blu ray, if I switch back to live tv I get an error message that Media Center crashed because my computer tried to go to sleep during live tv playback (I think that's what happening). I think I need to stop the current activity when switching. This will be especially important once I figure out how to launch programs. If I switch from Spotify to Youtube or vice versa, one will not turn off the other and both programs can actually play simultaneously.