Keeps track which remotes are in your environment, their state and allows you to control them.

  • Maintains a state per remote and a combined state all_remotes.
  • Registers services remote/turn_on, remote/turn_off, remote/toggle, and remote/send_command to control remotes.

Building block integration

This remote is a building block integration that cannot be added to your Home Assistant directly but is used and provided by other integrations.

A building block integration differs from the typical integration that connects to a device or service. Instead, other integrations that do integrate a device or service into Home Assistant use this remote building block to provide entities, services, and other functionality that you can use in your automations or dashboards.

If one of your integrations features this building block, this page documents the functionality the remote building block offers.

Use the services

Go to the Developer Tools, then to Call Service in the frontend, and choose remote/turn_on, remote/turn_off, or remote/toggle from the list of available services (Available services: on the left). Enter something like the sample below into the Service Data field and hit Call Service.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes Only act on a specific remote, else target all.

See the platform documentation for each type of remote for more detailed examples.