DirecTV


The DirecTV platform allows you to control a DirecTV receiver and its client devices.

Requirements

For proper integration with Home Assistant, your DirecTV device settings should allow “External Access”.

This is done via series of settings found via “Menu > Settings & Help > Settings > Whole Home > External Device”:

  • External Access: Allow
  • Current Program: Allow
  • Recordings: Allow

Configuration

Go to the integrations page in your configuration and click on new integration -> DirecTV. If your DirecTV device is on, it has likely been discovered already and you just have to confirm the detected device.

YAML Configuration

Manual configuration of your DirecTV device is also possible, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
directv:
  - host: IP_ADDRESS

Configuration Variables

hoststringRequired

The hostname or IP of the DirecTV receiver, e.g., 192.168.0.10.

Services

Media control services

Available services: turn_on, turn_off, media_play, media_pause, media_stop, media_next_track, media_previous_track, play_media

Service media_player.play_media

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes Target a specific media player. Defaults to all.
media_content_id no The channel number to change to.
media_content_type no A media type. Has to be channel.

Remote

The DirecTV remote platform allows you to send remote control buttons to a DirecTV receiver. It is automatically set up when a DirecTV receiver is configured.

At the moment, the following buttons are supported:

  • power
  • poweron
  • poweroff
  • format
  • pause
  • rew
  • replay
  • stop
  • advance
  • ffwd
  • record
  • play
  • guide
  • active
  • list
  • exit
  • back
  • menu
  • info
  • up
  • down
  • left
  • right
  • select
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • chanup
  • chandown
  • prev
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • dash
  • enter

A typical service call for press several buttons looks like this.

service: remote.send_command
data:
  entity_id: remote.directv_entity
  command:
    - left
    - left
    - menu
    - select