Xiaomi IR Remote


The xiaomi miio remote platform allows you to send IR commands from your Xiaomi IR Remote (ChuangmiIr).

Please follow the instructions on Retrieving the Access Token to get the API token to use in the configuration.yaml file.

Configuring the Platform

To add a Xiaomi IR Remote to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

remote:
  - platform: xiaomi_miio
    host: 192.168.42.42
    token: YOUR_TOKEN

Configuration Variables

host

(string)(Required)The IP of your remote.

token

(string)(Required)The API token of your remote.

name

(string)(Optional)The name of your remote.

slot

(integer)(Optional)The slot used to save learned command.

Default value: 1

timeout

(integer)(Optional)Timeout for learning a new command.

Default value: 30

hidden

(boolean)(Optional)Hide the entity from UI. There is currently no reason to show the entity in UI as turning it off or on does nothing.

Default value: true

commands

(map)(Optional)

command

(list)(Required)A list of commands as raw (learned command) or pronto hex code.

Full Configuration

remote:
  - platform: xiaomi_miio
    name: "bathroom remote"
    host: 192.168.42.42
    token: YOUR_TOKEN
    slot: 1
    timeout: 30
    hidden: false
    commands:
      activate_towel_heater:
        command:
          - raw:base64:[optional_frequency]
      read_bad_poem:
        command:
          - raw:base64:[optional_frequency]
          - pronto:pronto_hex:[optional_repeat]

Use named commands to create UI buttons

script:
  towel_heater:
    sequence:
      - service: remote.send_command
        entity_id: 'remote.bathroom_remote'
        data:
          command:
            - 'activate_towel_heater'
  please_cover_your_ears:
    sequence:
      - service: remote.send_command
        entity_id: 'remote.bathroom_remote'
        data:
          command:
            - 'read_bad_poem'

Command Types

The Xiaomi IR Remote Platform currently supports two different formats for IR codes.

Raw

A raw command is a command learned from remote.xiaomi_miio_learn_command.

A raw command is defined as in the following example: raw:Z6UFANEAAAAjAQAAAwkAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQIAE= with an optional last parameter of frequency: raw:Z6UFANEAAAAjAQAAAwkAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQIAE=:38400

Pronto Hex Code

A pronto hex code is a hex code often supplied by the device manufacturer.

A pronto hex code is defined as in the following example: pronto:0000 006C 0022 0002 015B 00AD 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0623 015B 0057 0016 0E6E with an optional last parameter of repeats (required by some devices): pronto:0000 006C 0022 0002 015B 00AD 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0623 015B 0057 0016 0E6E:2

Platform Services

The Xiaomi IR Remote Platform registers two services.

remote.send_command

Allows sending either named commands using an identifier or sending commands as one of the two types defined in Command Types.

remote.xiaomi_miio_learn_command

Used to learn new commands.

Use the entity_id of the Xiaomi IR Remote to start a learning process.

slot and timeout can be specified, but multiple commands learned to the same slot can still be sent using remote.send_command even if they are overwritten.

After learning the command the base64 string can be found as a notification in Overview, the string can be copied by left clicking on the string and choose the copy option.