Mediaroom


The mediaroom integration allows you to control a Mediaroom Set-Top Box (STB) from Home Assistant.

To add a Mediaroom STB to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  - platform: mediaroom

Configuration Variables

host string (Optional)

The hostname or IP address of the device.

Default:

Tries to discovery your device.

name string (Optional, default: Mediaroom STB)

The name of the device used in the frontend.

optimistic boolean (Optional, default: false)

In case the integration cannot determine the status of the box, consider the box always ON.

Notice that all parameters are optional, and discovery should configure everything for you.

Using the Mediaroom integration

The integration has been developed for Portuguese TV operators currently using the Mediaroom platform, but should also work in other deployments in which the STB can be controlled remotely through a socket on port 8082.

In most cases (single STB) you just need to setup the platform and discovery will do the rest.

If the STB is on the same network segment as Home Assistant, it can determine whether the device is turned on or off. Without this, the integration will fail to determine the Set-top box status, and you are required to add the optimistic configuration variable.

Examples

Example scripts

The play_media function can be used in scripts to change channels:

# Example play_media script to change channel
#
change_channel:
  sequence:
    service: media_player.play_media
    data:
      entity_id: media_player.mediaroom_stb
      media_content_id: "{{ channel_number }}"
      media_content_type: "channel"

The play_media function can also be used to trigger actions on the set-up-box such opening the videoclub:

# Example play_media script to trigger an action
#
press_button:
  sequence:
    service: media_player.play_media
    data:
      entity_id: media_player.mediaroom_stb
      media_content_id: "{{ action }}"
      media_content_type: "mediaroom"

Check here for the list of possible media_content_id’s

Example configuration with 2 STB

# Example configuration.yaml entry for 2 STB
media_player:
  - platform: mediaroom
    host: 192.168.1.64
    name: Living Room STB
  - platform: mediaroom
    host: 192.168.1.65
    name: Bedroom STB