Channels


The Channels platform allows you to control Channels from Home Assistant. Play, pause, seek, or skip commercials on an instance of Channels that is running on your network.

Your favorite channels will appear as sources in the Source List in Home Assistant.

To add Channels to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  - platform: channels
    name: Family Room Channels
    host: 192.168.1.50

Configuration Variables

host

(string)(Required)The IP address of the device running Channels, e.g., 192.168.1.50.

port

(integer)(Optional)The port where Channels is accessible.

Default value: 57000

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the Channels instance in Home Assistant, e.g., Family Room Channels.

Default value: Channels

Service channels_seek_forward

Seek forward by the number of seconds currently set in settings on the instance of Channels.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no String that points at entity_id of Channels app.

Service channels_seek_backward

Seek backward by the number of seconds currently set in settings on the instance of Channels.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no String that points at entity_id of Channels app.

Service channels_seek_by

Seek forward or backward by a provided number of seconds.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no String that points at entity_id of Channels app.
seconds no Number of seconds to seek in the timeline by. Negative seconds seeks backwards.