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

Adding DirecTV to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

DirecTV can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as “Discovered”, which you can select to set it up right away.

Manual configuration steps

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
target:
  entity_id: remote.directv_entity
data:
  command:
    - left
    - left
    - menu
    - select