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Onkyo Controller

Onkyo Controller

Onkyo Corporation

Onkyo Controller is an application to control corresponding Onkyo products.

2.6 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Onkyo Controller is an application to control corresponding Onkyo products.
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Ratings & Reviews

2.6
2.1K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    23%
  2. 4
    11%
  3. 3
    11%
  4. 2
    15%
  5. 1
    40%
  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Gabe Tanner
    Go with Denon. Onkyos app is comprehensive but cumbersome. You can access all receiver features using the app, but it takes way too many clicks to get there. Especially for the most common use, changing the volume. Additionally, the app will not stay connected in the background, so if you don't keep the app open and screen on, you'll have to wait for the app to reconnect to the receiver, about 4 seconds. Everytime. If phone app functionality is a priority when buying a receiver, go with Denon
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  • Works for what I need Dec 9, 2017

    By S.kwat
    Several reviewers either based their comments off an older version or couldn’t figure out how to use it. As soon as I got on the same network as my receiver (NR656) I saw it and connected. I was able to enable and disable each zone independently, set the input, and control volume to each. That’s really all I want to do so haven’t explored further. They did try to make the interface modern and it complicated things a bit, I would have preferred simple and clean, but that’s the norm these days... all the functions I need are there and work.
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  • Works For Me Mar 26, 2018

    By MC Mega Cat
    I already have a universal remote that does what I need and for basic functions I use Alexa... but when it came to listening to my music library — which is on a usb hard drive — it took way too long to get to where I needed. This app eliminated any and all difficulty. The app recognized my receiver immediately, and within a few button presses I’m listening to the song I want. What used to take 3-4 minutes (sometimes longer as I have around 1000 different artists on my HD, some are full discographies) now takes about 30 seconds.
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  • Jun 26, 2020

    By Wes Widner
    When this app works, it's pretty handy. It will let you change sources, volume, and do some simple fine tuning of the system without digging into the setup. However, when it's not connecting reliably it can be very frustrating. That's the experience I had recently after an update. I did all the things suggested on the Onkyo page; cycle power to receiver, phone, and router in the order suggested. Uninstall/reinstall the app. Check firmware. No joy. I finally got it working again after using the remote control to go into Initial Setup and reenter the Wifi logon/password (skipping all the other steps except network). I know it was seeing the network before this was done because music streaming still worked. Can't say exactly what the problem was or if this will work every time, but it worked for me.
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  • Jun 17, 2020

    By Dick Van Dyke
    Edit: I hope I'm not speaking too soon but app update seems to have fixed wifi connection. Installed, immediately found device and turned on from standby to play. Fingers crossed it continues to behave. Previously: Once again wireless speaker ncp-302 will not connect via wifi. Tried all three methods to configure and all fail. When configuring using ethernet cable it completes config but as soon as i unplug ethernet the wifi fails again despite following instructions exactly.
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  • Searching...Searching...Searching... Jun 11, 2019

    By JerseyBob54
    This app worked really good for about 9 mo starting mid 2018. When I used it, it always found my TX-RZ620 within a few seconds. Starting a few months ago, it now only finds the receiver about 5% of the time. I even have my router set up to give the receiver the same IP address each time, and I search using that specific address using this app, and it still will not find out. Onkyo’s response is to power cycle the receiver and then power cycle the router. Seriously? What’s the point of having a remote app if you have to walk around the house pulling power cords in and out? I’m really tired of watching the spinning wheel and seeing “Searching” whenever I use this app. The RZ-620 is my second Onkyo receiver. I have found both to be good to very good A/V receivers but with dismal performance when it comes to networking. C’mon Onkyo, you can do so much better!!!
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  • Aug 30, 2020

    By David Rencher
    Absolute garbage. Sometimes it sees the receiver. Sometimes it'll let me use Zone 2. Most of the time it acts like Zone 2 isn't even there. The app, when it works, is slow, clunky and glitchy. It's the Yugo of apps.
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Peter Findlay
    Is rather slow in reaching music services, switching between them, etc. The biggest gripe I have though is they don't have A/B speaker switching on the app, though do have Zone 2 switching, though they do have A/B switching on the remote (but our receiver is in another room - the mechanical room in fact). Please add A/B speaker switching!
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  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Brian Kelley
    Worst app ever..It never gets updated and constanly makes zone 2 network audio cut in and out.Ive tried with 3 different Onkyo stereos and none worked.If your thinking about buying a Onkyo stereo dont waste your money..very dissapointing for such a large company to just not care about there products....
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  • Won’t consistently connect to TX-RZ30 Receiver Jan 5, 2020

    By bbrash12
    I have to reboot my cable modem/router for the App to see the receiver 1/2 of the time. It works great whenever it works. I have the latest firmware and network standby on. The receiver doesn’t drop WiFi. I have zero problem with any other WiFi devices. I have bought 2 receivers for a planned 3 zones each in my house and the purpose was to use the app to integrate it all with the app. Thinking about going with another brand. Don’t want to have to reboot modems just to listen to music..Onkyo can do better. I hope that they don’t abandon their customers by ignoring this issue.
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  • Works for what I need Dec 9, 2017

    By S.kwat
    Several reviewers either based their comments off an older version or couldn’t figure out how to use it. As soon as I got on the same network as my receiver (NR656) I saw it and connected. I was able to enable and disable each zone independently, set the input, and control volume to each. That’s really all I want to do so haven’t explored further. They did try to make the interface modern and it complicated things a bit, I would have preferred simple and clean, but that’s the norm these days... all the functions I need are there and work.
    more
  • Works For Me Mar 26, 2018

    By MC Mega Cat
    I already have a universal remote that does what I need and for basic functions I use Alexa... but when it came to listening to my music library — which is on a usb hard drive — it took way too long to get to where I needed. This app eliminated any and all difficulty. The app recognized my receiver immediately, and within a few button presses I’m listening to the song I want. What used to take 3-4 minutes (sometimes longer as I have around 1000 different artists on my HD, some are full discographies) now takes about 30 seconds.
    more
  • Works for TXRZ810 Surround System Jun 19, 2020

    By RBJ54
    I was surprised to find this app still supported. It has worked for me since 2016, when I first got my receiver. I bought the Harmony Elite remote, and use that for controlling my home theater on average. However, lately I’ve been using the USB function to play Apple Lossless and FLAC files on the TXRZ810, but the Harmony Elite wouldn’t allow shuffling of files on USB. Luckily, the Onkyo app allows shuffling. Now how cool is that. Not sure why the majority here hate this app, but it’s second only to the Harmony Elite in my book, and is first for shuffling USB files.
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  • They have fixed a big bug Feb 8, 2019

    By helloiammacintosh
    Finally. They have the network connectivity right. The old app had huge latency with a 5 second delay before the receiver responded. The new app performs substantially better. They touched up the interface and made it slightly more refined. The Menu has been reorganized. Please add the MODE button the e-remote controller. I dislike finding my remote to make the mini player active.
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  • Great remote control easy to learn Apr 27, 2019

    By Riggsalicious
    Seems the problem might be inadequate user competency. I love the ease and versatility of this controller. I can easily run my sonos or other streams through my patio speakers while playing something completely different in the living room surround system. Love the receiver, too. I only THOUGHT my 25 year old Technics receiver was great until I heard this through my Klipsch speakers. Thanks Omkyo - keep on truckin!.
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  • Works pretty good, once you figure it out! May 9, 2018

    By Ibkoran
    Every app has learning curve, but once you figure it out, the question is, does it actually do want you want to control the device. Happily this app works pretty good. With one exception, you can control just about every important parameter on each zone, including tone and some speaker tweaking. The one exception is the inability to activate the sleep timer. That’s unfortunate, since Onkyo buries the sleep timer deep in the main menu and you need to have the TV on to use it! Otherwise, it’s a pretty good app, certainly worth downloading and using.
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  • Gets the job done Nov 6, 2019

    By King Eider
    Works pretty well. I can change volume, change inputs (see below), and control playback. Strange behavior: Deezer and Tidal can be controlled via this app as stated. But I cannot enter into these services via the app. Instead I must use the infrared control equivalent remote functionality and navigate via the menu displayed on a TV. After this has been done, this app can control them just like other streaming services.
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  • Aug 24, 2020

    By RED DRAGON
    Great user interface, but unstable sometimes.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Gabe Tanner
    Go with Denon. Onkyos app is comprehensive but cumbersome. You can access all receiver features using the app, but it takes way too many clicks to get there. Especially for the most common use, changing the volume. Additionally, the app will not stay connected in the background, so if you don't keep the app open and screen on, you'll have to wait for the app to reconnect to the receiver, about 4 seconds. Everytime. If phone app functionality is a priority when buying a receiver, go with Denon
    more
  • Jun 26, 2020

    By Wes Widner
    When this app works, it's pretty handy. It will let you change sources, volume, and do some simple fine tuning of the system without digging into the setup. However, when it's not connecting reliably it can be very frustrating. That's the experience I had recently after an update. I did all the things suggested on the Onkyo page; cycle power to receiver, phone, and router in the order suggested. Uninstall/reinstall the app. Check firmware. No joy. I finally got it working again after using the remote control to go into Initial Setup and reenter the Wifi logon/password (skipping all the other steps except network). I know it was seeing the network before this was done because music streaming still worked. Can't say exactly what the problem was or if this will work every time, but it worked for me.
    more
  • Jun 17, 2020

    By Dick Van Dyke
    Edit: I hope I'm not speaking too soon but app update seems to have fixed wifi connection. Installed, immediately found device and turned on from standby to play. Fingers crossed it continues to behave. Previously: Once again wireless speaker ncp-302 will not connect via wifi. Tried all three methods to configure and all fail. When configuring using ethernet cable it completes config but as soon as i unplug ethernet the wifi fails again despite following instructions exactly.
    more
  • Jul 18, 2020

    By Brandon
    Could be better. App is finicky allows basic controls but can be a pain to connect to.
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  • Wont Allow Bluetooth to Work Jun 29, 2020

    By Onkyo Tx-8260 user
    I am able to connect to Bluetooth and it shows it by my phone name, but no sound. I’ve had this problem before and updated the Onkyo receiver. It continues to happen and there is no update, phone is up to date and I end on the phone for hours with NO fix. Also the app stops working and there is no reason UPDATE - after reloading, updating phone, nothing worked Until - I unplugged my Onkyo for 2 minutes and then replugged in and everything works - I’d give more stars if it was more stable
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  • Jul 22, 2020

    By Peter Findlay
    Is rather slow in reaching music services, switching between them, etc. The biggest gripe I have though is they don't have A/B speaker switching on the app, though do have Zone 2 switching, though they do have A/B switching on the remote (but our receiver is in another room - the mechanical room in fact). Please add A/B speaker switching!
    more
  • Won’t consistently connect to TX-RZ30 Receiver Jan 5, 2020

    By bbrash12
    I have to reboot my cable modem/router for the App to see the receiver 1/2 of the time. It works great whenever it works. I have the latest firmware and network standby on. The receiver doesn’t drop WiFi. I have zero problem with any other WiFi devices. I have bought 2 receivers for a planned 3 zones each in my house and the purpose was to use the app to integrate it all with the app. Thinking about going with another brand. Don’t want to have to reboot modems just to listen to music..Onkyo can do better. I hope that they don’t abandon their customers by ignoring this issue.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Beena Dhokia
    Good app but since the recent android update, initially this app wouldn't work (now solved thankfully) , now the app icon doesnt show, even when searched. So I have to find it via the play store
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  • Aug 16, 2020

    By Yea ham
    Only works half the time, with spotty functionality. Very rare it just works. Lots of control options but so flaky even with strong WiFi connectivity.
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  • Jul 26, 2020

    By David Barrett
    Erratic. Sometimes works,sometimes not. When it does, it's great. Please fix the bugs.
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  • Searching...Searching...Searching... Jun 11, 2019

    By JerseyBob54
    This app worked really good for about 9 mo starting mid 2018. When I used it, it always found my TX-RZ620 within a few seconds. Starting a few months ago, it now only finds the receiver about 5% of the time. I even have my router set up to give the receiver the same IP address each time, and I search using that specific address using this app, and it still will not find out. Onkyo’s response is to power cycle the receiver and then power cycle the router. Seriously? What’s the point of having a remote app if you have to walk around the house pulling power cords in and out? I’m really tired of watching the spinning wheel and seeing “Searching” whenever I use this app. The RZ-620 is my second Onkyo receiver. I have found both to be good to very good A/V receivers but with dismal performance when it comes to networking. C’mon Onkyo, you can do so much better!!!
    more
  • Aug 30, 2020

    By David Rencher
    Absolute garbage. Sometimes it sees the receiver. Sometimes it'll let me use Zone 2. Most of the time it acts like Zone 2 isn't even there. The app, when it works, is slow, clunky and glitchy. It's the Yugo of apps.
    more
  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Brian Kelley
    Worst app ever..It never gets updated and constanly makes zone 2 network audio cut in and out.Ive tried with 3 different Onkyo stereos and none worked.If your thinking about buying a Onkyo stereo dont waste your money..very dissapointing for such a large company to just not care about there products....
    more
  • WORST! So much easier to just walk to the receiver. Mar 30, 2018

    By James in Maine
    Let’s think for a moment about what you want to do with a remote app and a receiver with two zones. Change the volume quickly and easily comes to mind. So bad. Just so bad. Why do I need to click so many times? First I have to figure out which of the indecipherable little icons takes me to the place where I can choose the zone. Then I have to select a zone, and then click to get out to the place where see what is playing, then, FINALLY, I can change the volume. God forbid if I then need to turn down the other zone. Seriously, how odd would be to just have one screen with the volume controls for both zones or, a master volume control? I would give this app negative stars but that doesn’t seem to be an option.
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  • Complete failure. Jun 14, 2020

    By Denver Tim
    This app has been working without any real problems for nearly a year. It’s not very intelligently designed - I agree with the reviewer who had trouble finding the volume control. Anyway, it has now suddenly failed completely, on iPhone it won’t even load any more. I’ve rebooted the phone as well as deleting and reinstalling the app twice but it won’t even bring up the first screen. My guess is that it’s not compatible with the latest version of iOS - but that’s just a guess. From this experience and reading other reviews, I get the impression that Onkyo really don’t take control from mobile devices very seriously - like it’s a nuisance that they have to do but can’t really be bothered with.
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