MQTT Camera

The mqtt camera platform allows you to integrate the content of an image file sent through MQTT into Home Assistant as a camera. Every time a message under the topic in the configuration is received, the image displayed in Home Assistant will also be updated.

This can be used with an application or a service capable of sending images through MQTT, for example Zanzito.


To enable this camera in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: mqtt
    topic: zanzito/shared_locations/my-device

Configuration Variables


(string)(Required)The MQTT topic to subscribe to.


(string)(Optional)The name of the camera.


(string)(Optional)An ID that uniquely identifies this camera. If two cameras have the same unique ID Home Assistant will raise an exception.