Heos (Denon) support

Hi there,

according to the Denon support the issue with the changing IDs is fixed with the latest firmware update (1.505.140).
So hopefully this was the last time the players got a new ID… :slight_smile:


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Thanks! Yes I saw that after it changed again, that it changed back to the original ID. So I thought that was just a bug…

I just discovered that after some time, the binding stops updating the values. It still can receive commands, but channel states are not updated, a bundle refresh is required to work again… can you have a look at this?



in the lastest 2.5 snapshot (working great!) there’s a cover item from type raw image. In the older versions there was an image_url of type string but that one is no longer there. Would it be possible to keep both in, so readding the image_url as well of type string. Reason for it is that I expose this binding to my neeo remote and that remote does not support raw images, only image url’s.

I don’t think this is a big thing but would be really greatful if you could add it in again or explain me how I can add it again.

I am currently moving from windows to a synology docker openhab setup and within this process I am getting all the new and shiny stuff :). Now I am a bit confused where I can get the latest release of the Heos binding. If I understand correctly the Heos binding should now be official available in bindings to be installed via paperui but I can’t find it (openhab 2.4.0 official release). Is the one on github 1.4.1 from June 2018 the one I should use instead?

It is merged after 2.5M3 so it should be available in M4 coming soon. New bindings won’t show up on older versions of openHAB.
I will try to find the built jar from jenkins.

Use this:

However this version has some problems (at least for me) a PR is in way to fix a lot of errors in the binding, so you should look out for this.

Thanks Kristof!

For now some simple rules like playing music once I enter my home is fine which was working already on older versions. However I am always looking for new and improved stuff so looking forward to M4 :slight_smile:


Well I am on the openhab snapshot release now where the heos binding can be installed via paper ui and I am trying to use my heos as audio sink.
I got the bridge and my group of two players configered as thing and they show online. When I use them as audio sink with MaryTTS or now Google TTS there is nothing played. Looking within the heos app I get a error message “Kann das Medium nicht wiedergeben. Bitte versuchen sie es später noch einmal” which basically means “Can’t play the url stream”. And the Heos player app shows a URL Stream with leangth of 0:00.
Logfile shows a warning “[WARN ] [.googletts.internal.GoogleTTSService] - Audio format OGG_OPUS is not yet supported.” but that seams to be normal since others reported this as well already but it’s working anyhow for them.
Any ideas what I could try?

Another question is in regards to the Heos help documentation. It says the “Within the binding the callback URL can be set”. Where can i find this setting?


Update: No clue what I have changed I just worked my way through some not heos related errors in the log files and now … it’s working … sounds like magic but I don’t question it :slight_smile:

installed 2.5.0 snapshot but do not get active in OH:

Error while starting bundle: file:/usr/share/openhab2/addons/org.openhab.binding.heos-2.5.0-SNAPSHOT.jar

Karaf Console shows in bundle list:

237 │ Installed │ 80 │ │ openHAB Add-ons :: Bundles :: Heos Binding

Bundle:start 237

Error executing command: Error executing command on bundles:
Error starting bundle 237: Could not resolve module: org.openhab.binding.heos [237]
Unresolved requirement: Import-Package: com.google.gson; version="[2.8.0,3.0.0)"

My environment: openHAB 2.4.0 (Release Build) on Raspberry PI3 with Raspbian Jessie.

Any ideas?


On 2.4 the GSON lib is not included by default. You need to add the gson as a seperate jar (drop it in the addons folder as well).


Maybe you need to restart openhab for everything to work. After you upgrade to 2.5, you can remove this jar from the addons folder.

Thank you @rkrisi for fast reply.
I installed the gson jar but when trying to activate the HEOS binding in Karaf Console another package was required:

Could not resolve module: org.openhab.binding.heos [185]
Unresolved requirement: Import-Package: org.apache.commons.net.telnet; version="[3.6.0,4.0.0)

Possibly due to EHS reintegration into OH2 core now there are more dependencies.
How could I find out which add-on dependencies needs to be installed - and from where to download?

A similar discussion I found here.


Maybe this helps:

What brings a:

 feature:list|grep openhab.tp-commons-net

and this here:

And do this:

feature:list|grep openhab-runtime-base
feature:list|grep openhab-transport-upnp

It should bring you this (from all the 3 different queries):

openhab.tp-commons-net                            | 2.5.0.SNAPSHOT   | x        | Started     | distro-2.5.0-SNAPSHOT                | The Apache Commons Net

openhab-runtime-base                              | 2.5.0.SNAPSHOT   | x        | Started     | distro-2.5.0-SNAPSHOT                | openHAB Runtime Base

openhab-transport-upnp                            | 2.5.0.SNAPSHOT   |          | Started     | distro-2.5.0-SNAPSHOT                | UPnP Transport

@Celaeno1 Thanks for your help.
As I’m on openHAB 2.4.0 (Release Build) the results look different:

openhab.tp-commons-net      (no result)
openhab-runtime-base         x 2.4.0            x x        x Started     x distro-2.4.0            x openHAB Runtime Base
openhab-transport-upnp       x 2.4.0            x          x Started     x distro-2.4.0            x UPnP Transport

Does that mean I can not install HEOS 2.5.0 snapshot before I update OH to 2.5.0 snapshot?


I would suggest you to update to 2.5M4. Lots of changes since 2.4 (mostly good ones, bug fixes and others) and you can install it easily. Are there anything which holding you back from not updating?

No, not necessarily.

What brings a:

feature:list|grep ommons

If the result is something is this:

(no result)

Then you need the “Apache Commons Net 3.6”, you can download it here.

You need the commons-net-3.6.jar.

Apache library was installed with OH 2.4, obviously based on ESH:

esh.tp-commons-net     x 0.10.0.oh240     x          x Started     x distro-2.4.0        x The Apache Commons Net library

But it seems that new HEOS snapshot can not deal with it.

@rkrisi Update to 2.5M4 is an option for me, but 5 days error handling after my last release change to OH 2.4 kept me from updating to 2.5 so far.

It seems to be an older version.

You can try uninstalling esh.tp-commons-net and installing “Apache Commons Net 3.6”, but maybe other bindings (or even OH2) will not run!! Make a backup before you try this!!

Sooner or later I would have to change to OH 2.5, therefore I’ll give it a try now as playing around with the current installation I think will be also time-consuming. If I face numerous issues I could switch back to my weekly backup (thanks to this tool).

@Celaeno1 Thanks for support.


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Hi there,

sorry for the long time without response. But today I pushed a change to openHAB that should fix the issue with the library. You can find the request here:


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I’m having trouble getting my favorites to work.
I’m using OpenHAB 2.5 with the HEOS Binding in version 2.5.
I added the Bridge, logged into my HEOS account and added my AVR (X3500H) as a player.
Controls like play, pause, volume and mute are working just fine. I can also switch inputs.
But when I try to play a favorite radio station, nothing happens.

In PaperUI, the radio station is listed as a channel:


I configured a switch

Switch TestHEOSFav "Play Favorite" {channel="heos:player:-1644029134:s96189"}

and on the sitemap:

Switch item=TestHEOSFav

When I hit the switch, nothing happens. Logs:

Item 'TestHEOSFav' received command ON
2019-12-19 11:52:12.867 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - TestHEOSFav predicted to become ON
2019-12-19 11:52:12.878 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - TestHEOSFav changed from OFF to ON

I’m out of ideas what else to try…
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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