Tech Talk – HDMI-CEC

HDMI-CEC for Raspberry Pi

So you’ve bought your Raspberry Pi from us, now you are looking for a simpler way to navigate KODI.

You have a newish TV (Last 3-4years)? Chances are you have on board HDMI-CEC. This allows you to control your Raspberry Pi running KODI through your TV’s remote control – via the HDMI port, and does away with the need for a keyboard and mouse.

There are different trade names for HDMI CEC, depending on who is the manufacturer of your TV.  Find your manufacturer on this list and see what it is called for your TV:

  • AOC – E-link
  • Hitachi – HDMI-CEC
  • LG – SimpLink
  • Loewe – Digital Link or Digital Link Plus
  • Mitsubishi – NetCommand for HDMI
  • Onkyo – RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Panasonic – VIERA Link or HDAVI Control or EZ-Sync
  • Philips – EasyLink
  • Pioneer – Kuro Link
  • Runco International – RuncoLink
  • Samsung – Anynet+
  • Sharp – Aquos Link
  • Sony – BRAVIA Link or BRAVIA Sync (You may need to use a port labeled HDMI-MHL if the regular HDMI port does not work.)
  • Toshiba – Regza Link or CE-Link

I own a Samsung TV so use Anynet+ and activate HDMI-CEC. It’s as simple as clicking the tools menu on your Samsung remote.


Samsung Remote

Which will bring up the menu to activate Anynet+

Settings menu in the Samsung TV


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