What is the Audio Control API and how does it work?
The Audio Control API allows you to extend or develop applications and services, to control supported Sony audio products from another device. An application using the API could remotely control the power, volume, input source, equalizer, and music playing on a supported device. The application could also receive change notifications via WebSockets.
The API uses HTTP, WebSockets and JSON-RPC. It can be used by smartphones, web applications, or desktop applications and can easily be integrated with existing applications.
To use the API, you should have knowledge of the HTTP and WebSockets protocols. The API uses the Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) for device discovery, as well as Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard, for advanced connectivity.