Develop apps to control Sony's latest home audio devices


Using HTTP with Sony's Audio Control API

Unlike a REST Web API implemented in REST format, you cannot call the Audio Control API by entering the URL on the address bar of your internet browser. However, you can use a tool such as cURL or Postman to easily test sending commands to your device.

This example explains how to access the Audio Control API using cURL. The data parameters in the HTTP call are formatted as JSON data and are included in request body of an HTTP POST request.

Before you begin

To communicate with a physical product, it must be accessible from your device and the product must be configured properly on the network, according to the product’s user manual.

Note! To find the {ipaddress} and {port} number see X_ScalarWebAPI_BaseURL in Discovery Process, for example, for Home Audio products the port is usually 10000 and for Personal Audio products, 54480. The {ipaddress} is the IP address of the audio product.

Getting started tutorials

  • Getting started with Audio Control API (AV Receiver/Soundbar)
  • Getting started with Audio Control API (Portable Wireless Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Speaker)

HTTP example

1Step 1: Requirements

To follow the HTTP API example, you must have cURL installed on your computer, and you need to beable to connect to your audio product via the network. For more information and instructions, see http://curl.haxx.se/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CURL.

In these examples, we use the following cURL parameters:

Include the header information with the Response.
Specify the data to set in the Response Body
  • To get the system information from the audio product, call the system/getSystemInformation, version 1.4. This JSON-RPC command is very simple and does not have any extra parameters. The resulting cURL command is:
$> curl -i -d '{"method": "getSystemInformation","id": 65,"params": [],"version": "1.4"}'
  • If the function is successful, you will get a response similar to the following:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Connection: close
Content-Length: 119
Content-Type: application/json
Body: {"result": [{"esn": "SONY-16BDP50012O1TRFL280BFAVWE","wirelessMacAddr": "ec:0e:c4:18:49:07","deviceID": "B0:00:03:08:9E:98","version": "M30.R.0095","lastPowerOnTime": "2016-07-28T10:00:00Z","initialPowerOnTime": "2016-05-10T13:00:00Z","macAddr": "fc:f1:52:7b:99:df"}],"id": 65}