mpd platform allows you to control a Music Player Daemon from Home Assistant. Unfortunately you will not be able to manipulate the playlist (add or delete songs) or add transitions between the songs.
Even though no playlist manipulation is possible, it is possible to use the play_media service to load an existing saved playlist as part of an automation or scene.
To add MPD to your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: - platform: mpd host: IP_ADDRESS
Example script to load a saved playlist called “DeckMusic” and set the volume:
relaxdeck: sequence: - service: media_player.play_media target: entity_id: media_player.main data: media_content_type: playlist media_content_id: DeckMusic - service: media_player.volume_set target: entity_id: media_player.main data: volume_level: 0.60
This platform works with Music Player Daemon and mopidy with Mopidy-MPD as used by Pi MusicBox. While all of these rely on the common MPD protocol, not all implementations support all features, especially with regard to album artwork, embedded artwork and volume control. The platform will fall back gracefully if support isn’t detected.