How to use the Magic Remote to control basic CEC devices.
I was just about to post and ask if anyone anyone had figured out how to get the Magic Remote for basic control of other HDMI CEC devices (D-pad, select, play, pause), but then I tried one more Universal Control setting, it it wored.
So here is how to get the Magic Remote to control CEC devices for basic commands -- in case anyone else finds it useful.
Hit the Input button and select All Inputs. Select the active input on the left and then choose "set up universal control" on the right. (Confirm the box, if prompted). Select "Show all devices" on the top right and then choose "other box" and follow along the rest of the prompts. Go back to the "All inputs" screen and edit the name and icon, as appropriate.
Now when I select my Apple TV or Oppo from the input list, I can navigate the menus and I have transport controls -- doesn't seem to work for the ChromeCast Ultra, though.
How good could it be if it isn't HD?
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