Pioneer ControlAV for Windows Phone

Since Pioneer don’t want to create their own “Pioneer ControlAV” for Windows Phone, so I did the honor and made the app and today it has been approved through Microsoft Windows Phone Store. You can buy it from here

Pioneer has iControlAV2 in Apple App Store (you can check it out here) and also they did published the app in Google Play for android (you can check it out here). You can find more information about this application in here.

Pioneer ControlAV for Windows Phone
Pioneer ControlAV for Windows Phone

FYI, here is the description for the Pioneer ControlAV for Windows Phone in the Windows Phone Store:

Control your Pioneer Network AV Receiver from your Windows Phone.

This is not an official application from Pioneer.

Compatible AV receiver models (Updated):

USA/Canada:
-2011 models and before: VSX-1021-K, VSX-1121-K, VSX-50, VSX-51, VSX-52, VSX-53, VSX-926-K, VSX-1026-K, VSX-1126-K, VSX-1326-K, SC-1526-K,SC-55, SC-57
-2012 models: SC-68, SC-67, SC-65, SC-1522-K, SC-1527-K, SC-63, SC-61, SC-1222-K, SC-1227-K, VSX-60, VSX-1122-K, VSX-1127-K, VSX-1027-K
-2013 models: SC-79, SC-77, SC-75, SC-1523, SC-72, SC-1323, SC-71, SC-1223, VSX-70, VSX-1123
South-America:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55
-2012 models: SC-68, SC-67, SC-65, SC-63, SC-61, VSX-60, VSX-1122-K, SC-LX56, VSX-922-K
-2013 models: VSX-1123, VSX-923
Europe:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-2021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
-2012 models: SC-LX86, SC-LX76, SC-LX56, SC-2022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-922-K
-2013 models: SC-LX87, SC-LX77, SC-LX57, SC-2023, SC-1223, VSX-1123, VSX-923
Asian:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
-2012 models: SC-LX86, SC-LX76, SC-LX56, SC-2022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-922-K
-2013 models: VSX-1123, VSX-923
Oceania:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-2021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
-2012 models: SC-LX86, SC-LX76, SC-LX56, SC-2022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-922-K
-2013 models VSX-1123, VSX-923
Middle-East:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
-2012 models: SC-LX86, SC-LX76, SC-LX56, SC-2022-K, VSX-1122-K, VSX-922-K
-2013 models: VSX-1123, VSX-923
East-Asia:
-2011 models and before: VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
-2012 models: SC-LX86, SC-LX76, SC-LX56, VSX-1122-K, VSX-922-K
-2013 models: VSX-1123, VSX-923

So if you like it or there is something you think that is needed to be done or anything at all just let me know in the comments.

Sadjad Bahmanpour

126 thoughts on “Pioneer ControlAV for Windows Phone”

  1. Hi Sadjad,
    I was very happy when I found the app and bought it straight away but I can not get it to connect. What am I doing wrong?

      1. Yes it is the correct IP, it works fine on my girfriends Ithing with the Pioneer app. Is all i need to enter the IP like 192.168.1.x nothing else?

        1. Yes the IP is mostly like 192.168.1.x and not ports. So just to check, is your WIFI is on and connected to your home network? When the next version is out the app would search your network for DLNA capable devices. Also sometimes when the Phone is connected via USB to a computer the DLNA network has some problems.

  2. Can’t connect to my VSX-920 using the same settings (IP address and port) which work on my girlfriends iPhone. I was looking for the codeplex project for this which I am sure you used to have but cannot find it. I am a .Net developer myself and was going to get involved in this project to get it supporting my device 🙂

    1. Sorry to hear you have connection problem. The project on CodePlex was not mine. But we might be able to help each other on this issue. Let me know if you are interested to do some tests to see how we can add VSX-920 to the list 😀 Also did you tried the port settings? None of them work for you?

    2. 2nd time just so you get the email. Sorry to hear you have connection problem. The project on CodePlex was not mine. But we might be able to help each other on this issue. Let me know if you are interested to do some tests to see how we can add VSX-920 to the list 😀 Also did you tried the port settings? None of them work for you?

    1. Actually I’ve just submitted a new version with Draft Controlling on HMG last night. It must be approved this week. The controlling is still in work. But I thought you might want to know. Thanks for buying the app.

  3. Well, it works some how even with European VSX 827, however, a lot of receiver functions are not available. I miss better interaction with network features, I would like to see the internet radiostations, favorites names, possibility to control them etc. There is still a lot to do. And the sensitivity of the UI is very limited, the delays between touch and receiver’s reaction are really long and from time to time, there is no reaction. Anyway, good start and useful tool. Thanx

  4. Hi,

    very nice app now, can’t wait for further features to be implemented. Howver, I have one simple question: How to I control the volume of the receiver? I guess this should be quite easy, but even though I see the volume (e.g. -35 db), and I can turn mute on and off, I didn’t figure out how to increase/decrease the volume.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for using the app. The volume is just the touch like rotary volume control. All you need to do is touch the circle shape volume and while holding down rotate either clockwise or counter-clockwise a little fast. That’s it just like the Pioneer’s App for other Platforms.

  5. Dear Sadjet,

    today I have made the latest update that was released 1-2 days ago. For any reason, I now get the trial message again. Asking me if I want to continue with the trial Version or if I want to buy the app.

    But I have already payed for it and was able to use the app for some days. Why is it not working anymore?

    I´d be glad to have an explanation from your side.

    Kind regards,
    CLK511

    1. Hi CLK511,

      Sorry for the inconvenience, I’ve already fixed it and the update in the process of being approve by Microsoft which can take 4-5 days, after that you need to update the application again and then you are good to go.

      Best Regards,
      Sadjad Bahmanpour

  6. Hi,

    I bought your app and it works fine. After the latest update the app is only usable in trial mode and it is not possible to rebuy it. A new installation did not help.

    Best Regards

    1. Hi,

      I’m very sorry for the inconvenience, I’ve already fixed this problem and the fix is the process if being approved by Microsoft, this process can take 4-5 days to finish and after day it will be ready for you to update the app.

      Best Regards,
      Sadjad Bahmanpour

  7. Hey Sadjad!
    This is what I’ve been looking for but of course the Pioneer ControlApp does not exist on WP8 market. The receiver I’m looking to support is the VSX-822 (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-822-K). Do you happen to have plans for making a replacement for the Pioneer ControlApp on these lower models? You did a great job with the ControlAV app to support the newer version receivers.

    Thank you,
    Jimmy

      1. Yes, I tried it in trial mode – it connects successfully to the device and the green “Connected” word appears, but dotted letters “not connected. Receiver Display:” remain. And the device does not respond to any commands.
        So it seems like the protocol for controlling this device is slightly different from the others.

    1. Hi, can you comfirm the app works with VSX-S510. i plan to move from android to WP8 and i’m currently using this app nearly all day and won’t miss it 🙂

      1. Hi,

        Sorry, since I have no access to this device, and also Pioneer is not willing to help me with all the needed information, I cannot confirm it. But if it works with Pioneer iControlAV2 or iControlAV2012 or iControlAV2013 on Android, there is a good chance that it will work on this app too.

        1. thank you for your fast reply and excellent support. will get my nokia 925 tomorrow and i´ll let you know 🙂 – but iControlAV2013 works on android, so i´m confident 🙂

  8. HI i have the paid version of the Pioneer app, it was working fine.
    But after the last update the app closes itself immediately after starting it.
    I removed the app and reinstalled it, also rebooted my phone but the app does not work anymore. More people have this issue? What can i do to fix it? or is this a bug?

      1. Hi i updated the app with the new version, but the problem is not solved. The issue remains, when opening the app it closes itself.
        I use a Lumia 1020, i think the other users will have the same issue.

        1. Hi, sorry for the problem. Not everybody is having the same issue, but I’ve already submitted v2.6 which will fix your issue and will available in less than a week. Kindly Let me know what happend after next update.
          Thanks

          1. Hi i updated to v2.6 and now it works, the app doesn’t closes itself after opening. Thanks for the quick fix 🙂

  9. Hi! Great work! I have VSX-920 and it’s work!
    Need some function:
    1. Show information from VSX display in app (look at “VSX Remote” app for WP)
    2. Navigate preconfigured stations in Tuner and InternetRadio (at start: previous, next. or duplicate control buttons from the remote control)
    3. Change MCACC presets buttons

  10. Hi Sadjad,

    I was very happy when I see that you have developed a Windows Phone version. I love the version on my iPhone, but since a week i’m the happy owner of a Lumia 1020.
    I have downloaded your app, but I can’t start it. when i want to start it, it will flash for a second and then it is returning to my screen.

    Did you have any idea what I do to make it working?

    thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Richard,

      Sorry for the inconvenience. I’ve released a new version 2.5.0.0, can you please uninstall and then install this new version. It has been approved just this morning, you might still see the old 2.4.0.0 on your market, if that’s the case wait a day for it to show up on your market. Since I cannot reproduce this problem on my devices, if that update resolved your issue or not, please let me know.

      Thank,
      Sadjad Bahmanpour

      1. Ho Sadjad,

        Thanks for your reply. I have already installed version 2.5.0.0.
        But i see that you are working on a new version. So i will be patient for the new version. I let you know if the new version will work.

        Thanks for your great work!

        Richard

        1. Hi,

          Thanks for understanding. I’ve already submitted v2.6 and it will be approved and available in store in about a week. Let me know if yhat resolve your issue.

          The problem is related to speech recognition engine I’ve used recently and for some reason is not workinh currectly on some phones or maybe regions.

          Thanks,
          Sadjad Bahmanpour

  11. Hi,
    I have been having same problems as some others here where the app opens for just a second then closes.
    I have uninstalled previous versions, restarted and installed the 2.5.0.0 version, but the problem still persists.
    I’m using Nokia 920, OS 8.0.10328.78
    Thanks

  12. Hi, I really wish I could get this to work. I have a Nokia Lumina 521 and a Pioneer VSX-94 TX.
    It finds the Pioneer’s ip address on the network, but everytime I start the application, it gives the message: Your phone wifi is disabled, do you wish to open wifi settings? If I hit ok it takes me to my settings that show wifi is on.

      1. It says please wait, then displays Cannot connect to the device check the settings and try again. This is a 2008 model receiver but has HMG and network connectivity. Using the ip search in the settings, it displays Pioneer Digital Media, when select that, it takes me back to the setting page showing the correct ip, Ok. but when I select the checkmark, it says your phone wifi is disabled message again.

      2. Tried both ports and it makes no difference. I might add that I have tried two other apps, and one of them allows you to type in a port number. That app would connect then disconnect over and over and that was on port 80. It still didn’t work though.

  13. After the lastest update 2.5.0.0 the App does not function anymore. It cannot start and I does not have the possibility to downgrade.
    I’m using Lumia 925. Can you fix this soon?

  14. This was one of the items I missed the most when switching from Android to Windows phone. I am so glad that you were able to make this. I now have a windows tablet to add to my electronic arsenal, but I guess you would need to compile a Windows 8.1 version of the app. Is this something easy for you to do? I have the complete visual studio if you want me to try to help.

  15. hi,
    i did some tests. the app works fine untill i add an IP Adress. then it crahes. and from now on it crashes directly when you launch it.
    thx

  16. Hi Sadjad

    I have bought and instaled it yesterday. It work fine with my SC-LX73.

    If it permit change the preset stations on the Tuner and in the Internet Radio, it would great.

    I have also a BD Player Oppo BDP 95 EU. If You have a list of to do app´s, please join this:
    Oppo Remote and Oppo Media Control.

    Keep on the good work.

    Thanks

  17. This looked to be a very nice app and my SC-65 was listed in the blog here as compatible so I bought it. I had the Pioneer app on my iPhone before I switched to Nokia Lumia. Unfortunately, although the app does detect my SC-65 right away on the network and fills in the IP address correctly, it times out when trying to connect regardless of whether port 23 or 8102 is selected in the app. The iPhone app controls the unit correctly. Any thoughts?

    1. Hi,
      Sorry for the problem. I’ve just published an update in which you can send me the error logs. So if you can please update your app, and then try to open it, and when it asks you send the error log to developer hit ok and email me the log. I tried Microsoft Error Logs but I cannot figure it our, must be something about 1080P devices.
      Thanks

      1. Hi. App works with A4 wireless speaker – thanks. Are you working on getting a way to use Pandora or internet radio on-screen by any chance?

  18. Hello! I’m about to buy a Pioneer N50. There is a “Pioneer Control App” in google store. Do You plan to make this application too? I really don’t want to buy an Android tablet just for that reason.
    Thanks

  19. The trial version is VERY irritating, almost unable to do anything without adds popping up all the time. And If I’m unable to try it out then I wont buy, even at 1$. So I’ll just wait until Pioneer release free version for Windows Phone and in the mean time use free Android tablet version.

  20. hello, very nice app indeed, works nice with my lumia 925 and vsx922. Just one thing, there is no emphasis and I can’t control the central speaker (which is very useful) and any option like front, surround, subwoofer, center speaker volume… : the volume sliders are stuck, I cant control them. I tried to create a new preset in a new memory in the MCCAC menu because I have the felling the MCACC is blocking the Lumia but the phone won’t override. Do you have any idea ?

  21. Hello, just bought and installed this app on ATIV S and tried to configure my VSX-527. Everything works fine, but playing menu doesn’t appear correctly. So I could not choose any network radio station in the main window above control buttons e.g. “Display”. Do you have any solution in the near future? Thanks.

  22. Hey sadjad,

    thanks for working on that app, i really appreciate that. But there’s one thing i miss a lot: Turning on The Receiver with your app doesnt work. Is that a Bug with my Hardware or is it a missing function?

    Thanks so far ans greets

  23. I have halted my purchase of a Pioneer XW-SMA3-K Li-ion battery rechargeable speaker because Pioneer haven’t released a Win Phone 8 / 8.1 app. Any chance?

  24. Hi sadjad, unfortunately my Pioneer controlav app has been crashing, and I cannot send an error log as The mail Client selection then crashes too. Can you help me out?

  25. Purchased the app to control my VSX-828 even though it wasn’t listed as a compatible device. It works more or less but what I’m missing the most is the ability to turn the device on… the original apps for iPhone and Android can do that. Keep up the great work 🙂

  26. Hi Sadjad, first met me thank You for developing the app! It works smoothly with my SC-2023. I used to have WD Mybook Live 2TB disk for my media files which works with Twonky. Recently I’ve bought a Synology 1513+ 20 TB but that doesn’t support Twonky any more. Does your app support Airplay or DLNA so I can use it with the new NAS?? Keep u the good work and many thanks!!

  27. Hi Sadjad,

    I have bought a new Nokia Lumia 830 and your great app isn’t working anymore.
    Before I had a 1020 and a 630 on that phones It works perfectly, but wen i now start the app the only message I see is: Error, An error happend, the Application need tot Be closed.
    I have tried to restart my phone, but no succes. I have also reinstalled the app. But even no succes.

    Hope you can fix this, because i love your app and your work!

    1. Hi Richard,
      Thanks for using the app. Right now I’m working on next version of the app using Microsoft’s new development platform Universal App, but everything is changed there so it will take sometimes. I don’t have any of these 1089p new phones to fix this bug. I’ve tried new emulators but the app us working fine. I’ve received same feedback so I decided to rewrite the app using this new technology and I hope it will fix that issue.
      Regards,
      Sadjad

  28. I tried the demo with the VSX 1024. It seems to work OK for many things, some others are a WIP, There are many different inputs that the the vsx-1024 does not have. Can these be eliminated ib the app? I do not have a Bluetooth adapter and I would like to supress that. There a couple of things that would make this rock. Integration of other remote control (think launch of another app) KODI remote, LG Bluetooth remote, Roku remote. there are many remote control SW. If there was a way to laaunch easily inside your apps it would make the fumbling easier.

  29. Hi Sadjad,

    I really would like to have your app. When is next version ready?
    My Lumia 830 also give error code in start-up.
    Antti

  30. Sadjad,

    Awesome!! The app is working again on my Lumia 835.
    Great work, I’ve missed it so much!

    Thanks for your work on it man!

  31. Hi Sadjad – I love your app and use it daily. I’ve upgraded to the new version today and now it won’t connect to my SC-LX87. One thing I’ve noticed which is new is that the WiFi symbol suddenly has a little padlock appear next to it when the app is attempting to connect. I’ve never seen that icon before (with any app or even internet browsing). I hope you can fix it as I use the app for my music, cinema, radio…the works!

  32. Hi Sadjad – I love your app and use it daily. I’ve upgraded to the new version today and now it won’t connect to my SC-LX87. One thing I’ve noticed which is new is that the WiFi symbol suddenly has a little padlock appear next to it when the app is attempting to connect. I’ve never seen that icon before (with any app or even internet browsing). I hope you can fix it as I use the app for my music, cinema, radio…the works!

  33. Hi, it seems to work great on a BDP-170. But unfortunately I needed it for adjusting the volume when I hear audio cd’s. For some strange reason this isn’t possible from the remote control. Could you be so kind to add it by yourself?

  34. Hi Sadjad, I just started working with your app on my VSX830. Nice job and graphically attractive too.
    1). One issue that I’d like to see resolved/feature added, is the ability to search the music library on my NAS Twonky server more quickly. The scroll function is too slow to find an artist or song at the end of the alphabet quicky. Can you install a search box or speed up the scroll and title data acquisition ?
    2) Can you allow the app to see playlist folders ? The app sees artist, song, genre, composer, folders, but not playlist.

    Thanks !

  35. Hi Sadjad
    Your app looks promises,but doesn’t work properly yet on VSX924 europe version and Lumia 950?
    I can connect with receiver using auto search, when I have connected to phone it works for a while,I can switch between inputs,usually tuner and internet radio, adjust the volume, but I can’t control the each speakers, the level bars are suck( someone wrote about this early) BUT the main issue is that after 2-5min of using the app I losing connections and I can’t get it back,EVEN the AV Receiver not respond by remote control or buttons on it.
    It hang it up. To swith off the Receiver I must un plug the power.
    I am looking forward to see the problem solved,than I can pay more than you expect ☺ because I Hate iPhone and Android.

    Best regards
    Marcin Czerwonka PL

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