The iTunes platform allows you to control iTunes from Home Assistant. It uses a 3rd party server that you run on your Mac called itunes-api. Play, pause, or skip songs remotely on iTunes running on your Mac.

In addition to controlling iTunes, your available AirPlay endpoints will be added as media players as well. You can then individually address them append turn them on, turn them off, or adjust their volume.

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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: itunes

Configuration variables:

  • host (Required): The IP of the itunes-api API, eg.
  • port (Optional): The port where itunes-api is accessible, eg. 8181.