I'm trying to find a way to mimic how the chromecast causes a tv to switch to the input of the chromecast dongle. I have an Android Box that came rooted and has HDMI-CEC capability. What I'm looking to do is somehow use Tasker to trigger the CEC-switch activity/intent/whatever to have my tv (turn on) and switch to the HDMI source of the Android Box (the box will be left on 24/7 and tasker will continually run as background service on the box). Basically, I'm trying to imitate the chromecast's cast action to bring me to my Android Box's input and ultimately it's home screen.
That's where I'm stuck at the moment. Things I've thought might work:
1. Wake-On-Lan (Doesn't seem to wake the box, even when I've checked to make sure the power button made the box sleep and not perform a full shutdown) Tried-Unsuccessful
2. AutoCast to have the box cast to itself, but it doesn't have chromecast/miracast/etc built-in as far as I can tell according to the specs and see anything about cast ability while browsing through its menus.
3. Using Android's HDMI-CEC library in a Java Action in Tasker to imitate the CEC switch sources intent/activity. However, I just recently learned that Google decided to lockdown their API for HDMI-CEC interactivity, so that scrubs that idea.
4. The best bet, and what gave me the idea to post here, is this App Cast Receiver that was created by another user on these forums that seems to accomplish something close to what I'm trying to do in allowing an android device to imitate a chromecast device. If I were able to use this couldn't I then use the AutoCast app I mentioned above to have the Android Box cast to itself, then stop the AutoCast app a few seconds later (after giving the box's CEC capability enough time to make the tv switch sources)? But, unfortunately it appears the app has since been deserted and won't work with the newer chromecast sdk. Maybe someone has an alternative app?
Since this is my first Android Box I'm not quite sure how Tasker actions function when ran from the box. Example: Would a Wake Screen Action trigger a switch of HDMI inputs?
So, after exhausting all my ideas after coming up with nothing in my searches I figured I'd ask the community here since this seems to be a pretty dev/mod-heavy community (and I love it). I'm not sure if this would be better suited for the Tasker or AMLogic Android Box forums on here. If so, I'll happily move the post if a mod cannot do so for me.
TL;DR: Looking for some way, be it app or otherwise, to imitate chromecast behavior (utilizing CEC) in order to make tv switch source to a running Android Box's homescreen.