Blackbird 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch


The blackbird platform allows you to control Monoprice Blackbird Matrix Switch using a serial connection.

To add a Blackbird device to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  - platform: blackbird
    port: /dev/ttyUSB0
    zones:
      1:
        name: Living Room
    sources:
      3: 
        name: BluRay

Configuration Variables

port

(string)(Exclusive)The serial port to which Blackbird matrix switch is connected. port and host cannot be specified concurrently.

host

(string)(Exclusive)The IP address of the Blackbird matrix switch. port and host cannot be specified concurrently.

zones

(integer)(Required)This is the list of zones available. Valid zones are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Each zone must have a name assigned to it.

name

The name of the zone.

sources

(integer)(Required)The list of sources available. Valid source numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Each source number corresponds to the input number on the Blackbird matrix switch. Similar to zones, each source must have a name assigned to it.

name

The name of the source.

Service media_player.blackbird_set_all_zones

Set all zones to the same input source. This service allows you to immediately synchronize all the TVs in your home. Regardless of entity_id provided, all zones will be updated.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes String that points at an entity_id of a zone.
source no String of source name to activate.