Minecraft Server

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios. Minecraft servers allow players to play the game online or via a local area network with other players. The Minecraft Server integration lets you retrieve information from a Minecraft server within Home Assistant. Both Java Edition and Bedrock Edition servers are supported.


Minecraft Java Edition servers must be version 1.7 or newer, since older versions don’t expose any information.


To add the Minecraft Server integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

During setup you will be prompted to enter the name and the address of the server.

Server name

The server name can be chosen freely.


Default is Minecraft Server.

Server address

The server address is a combination of the hostname and the port, where the port is optional. For SRV records, the port is automatically extracted. For all other cases the default port (25565 for Java Edition and 19132 for Bedrock Edition) is used, if the port is omitted. Here are some server address examples:

  • SRV record: hypixel.net
  • Hostname: mc.hypixel.net:25565 or mc.hypixel.net
  • IP address: or


Default is localhost:25565.

Bedrock Edition servers don’t support SRV records.

Binary sensors

This integration provides a binary sensor for the following information from a Minecraft server:

  • Connection status


This integration provides sensors for the following information from a Minecraft server:

  • Latency
  • Version
  • Protocol version
  • Number of online players
    • Including player names list in the state attributes, if available (see note below).
  • Number of maximum players
  • World Message / Message of the Day (MOTD)

For Bedrock Edition servers following sensors are provided additionally:

  • Edition: Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE) or Minecraft Education Edition (MCEE)
  • Game mode
  • Map name


Player names are only available on Java Edition servers. Depending on the server, the player names list may not be shown completely. Some servers and plugins limit or completely hide this list or even replace the player names with fake ones to show some custom messages there.