Remote Control for Volumio

Hello everyone!

I am looking for a remote control solution to control my Raspi 3 without using a smartphone.
I just need the following:

  • Volume up/down
  • Play/Pause
  • toggle input between Aux in (turntable) and a predefined radio station (since you can’t get around a smartphone for dedicated streaming via Tidal anyway)

As I have seen so far, there are two solutions:

  • Flirc USB Infrared Dongle with a infraraed remote control
  • Bluetooth remote

Does anyone have experience with either solution? Which one works better/is more reliable?

My favourite solution would be an Ortho Remote from teenage engineering, iirc it does not work with volumio?

Hi @flowolf
I recommend scanning through this thread [PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

I use an Odroid remote, on of several supported by this plugin. Works perfectly.

Personally I prefer a BT-Remote. As with IR the receiver and sender needs to see each other.

However using the IR -remote plugin is easier to implement (see link shared by @SimonE ), as the BT requires more programming.
But your case for both solutions you need to program a script to switch between AUX and Radio

i use a spare android tablet. easy and it works

I use the Flirc USB solution and once you train it, it works well.

you could use a pc or streamdeck too it’s what you want :slight_smile:

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