vlc platform allows you to control VLC media player.
To add a VLC media player to your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: - platform: vlc
- name (Optional): The name to use in the frontend.
- arguments (Optional): Additional arguments to be passed to VLC.
Only the “music” media type is supported for now.
This service will control a background VLC instance, therefore you cannot use this to control a VLC instance launched on your desktop, unlike the Kodi media player for example.
A full configuration for VLC could look like the one below:
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: - platform: vlc name: speaker_1 arguments: '--alsa-audio-device=hw:1,0'
python-vlc won’t find the VLC plugin directory unless you add this to the user’s
.bash_profile that is running Home Assistant:
You need to add the
homeassistant user to the
sudo usermod -a -G audio homeassistant
According to the forum topic “How to add VLC into my Hassio”, it is not possible to install packages like VLC on Hass.io.