Bang & Olufsen

The Bang & Olufsen integration enables control of some of the features of certain Bang & Olufsen devices through Home Assistant.

Compatible devices

Devices that have been tested and should work without any trouble are:

and any other Mozart based products.

Configuration

To add the Bang & Olufsen integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Bang & Olufsen can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as Discovered. You can then set it up right away.

IP Address

The IP address of your device. Can be found by navigating to the device on the Bang & Olufsen app and selecting SettingsAboutIP address.

Device model

The model name of your Bang & Olufsen device. This is used to determine some capabilities of the device. If the device is not in the list yet, choose a product similar to yours.

Services

play_media services

The Bang & Olufsen integration supports different playback types in the media_player.play_media service: playback from URL, activating a favorite, playback from a local file, playing a radio station, activating a Deezer flow and Deezer playlists, albums, tracks, and playing files and text-to-speech (TTS) as an overlay.

play_media examples

Playing DR P1 from a URL:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: url
  media_content_id: http://live-icy.dr.dk/A/A03H.mp3

Activating the first favourite:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: favourite
  media_content_id: 1

Playing a local file:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_id: media-source://media_source/local/example.mp3
  media_content_type: music

Playing a radio station:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_id: 1234567890123456
  media_content_type: radio

Playing a Deezer flow. Optionally define a Deezer user ID:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: deezer
  media_content_id: flow
  extra:
    id: 1234567890

Playing a Deezer playlist. Optionally define starting position for the playlist:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: deezer
  media_content_id: playlist:1234567890
  extra:
    start_from: 123

Playing a Deezer album. Optionally define starting position for the album:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: deezer
  media_content_id: album:1234567890
  extra:
    start_from: 123

Playing a Deezer track:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: deezer
  media_content_id: 1234567890

Playing a Tidal playlist. Optionally define starting position for the playlist:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: tidal
  media_content_id: playlist:01234567-89ab-cdfe-0123-456789abcdef
  extra:
    start_from: 123

Playing a Tidal album. Optionally define starting position for the album:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: tidal
  media_content_id: album:123456789
  extra:
    start_from: 123

Playing a Tidal track:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: tidal
  media_content_id: 123456789
Overlay

Interrupts currently playing media to play an audio message.

To use the Bang & Olufsen Cloud TTS, use overlay_tts as the media_content_type and enter a message into the media_content_id field. Bang & Olufsen Cloud TTS messages are limited to 100 unique messages a day and are cached for 24 hours.

Extra keys available:

Service data attribute Optional Description
overlay_absolute_volume yes Specify an absolute volume for the overlay.
overlay_offset_volume yes Specify a volume offset to be added to the current volume level.
overlay_tts_language yes Specify the language used for text-to-speech. Uses the BCP 47 standard. Default value is “en-us”.
Examples:

Playing a local file with an absolute volume as an overlay:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: music
  media_content_id: media-source://media_source/local/doorbell.mp3
  announce: true
  extra:
    overlay_absolute_volume: 60

Playing a Bang & Olufsen Cloud TTS message with an offset volume (as TTS messages can be quiet):

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: overlay_tts
  media_content_id: This is a test
  announce: true
  extra:
    overlay_offset_volume: 10

Playing a Bang & Olufsen Cloud TTS message with a local language:

service: media_player.play_media
target:
  entity_id: media_player.beosound_balance_12345678
data:
  media_content_type: overlay_tts
  media_content_id: Dette er en test
  announce: true
  extra:
    overlay_tts_language: da-dk

Automations

WebSocket notifications received from the device are fired as events in Home Assistant. These can be received by listening to bang_olufsen_websocket_event event types, where device_id or serial_number can be used to differentiate devices.

Getting Deezer URIs

To find Deezer playlist, album URIs, and user IDs for Deezer flows, the Deezer website has to be accessed. When navigating to an album, the URL will look something like: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/ALBUM_ID, and this needs to be converted to: album:ALBUM_ID and the same applies to playlists, which have the format: playlist:PLAYLIST_ID.

Additionally a Deezer user ID can be found at https://www.deezer.com/en/profile/USER_ID by selecting the active user in a web browser.

Getting Tidal URIs

Tidal playlists, album URIs and track IDs are available via the Tidal website. When navigating to an album, the URL will look something like https://listen.tidal.com/album/ALBUM_ID/, and this needs to be converted to album:ALBUM_ID. The same applies to playlists, which have the format playlist:PLAYLIST_ID. Individual tracks can be found by sharing the track and selecting the Copy track link method, which should yield a link of the format https://tidal.com/browse/track/TRACK_ID?u, this can be played by extracting the track id TRACK_ID.