Media control card

The media control card is used to display media player entities on an interface with easy to use controls.

Screenshot of the media player control card Screenshot of the media control card.

To add the media control card to your user interface:

  1. In the top right of the screen, select the three dots menu and then select Edit dashboard.
    • By editing the dashboard, you are taking over control of this dashboard. This means that it is no longer automatically updated when new dashboard elements become available. To continue, in the dialog, select Take control.
  2. In the bottom right corner, select the Add card button and select from the card picker.

YAML configuration

The following YAML options are available when you use YAML mode or just prefer to use YAML in the code editor in the UI.

Configuration Variables

type string Required


entity string Required

Entity ID of media_player domain.

name string (Optional, default: Name of entity)

Overwrites friendly name.

theme string (Optional)

Override the used theme for this card with any loaded theme. For more information about themes, see the frontend documentation.


Basic example:

type: media-control
entity: media_player.lounge_room