There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:
- Media Player
roku integration can also be forced to load by adding the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry roku: - host: IP_ADDRESS
Scans the local network for Rokus. All found devices are presented as a persistent notification.
roku remote platform allows you to send remote control buttons to a Roku device. It is automatically set up when a Roku is configured.
At the moment, the following buttons are supported:
A typical service call for pressing several buttons looks like this.
service: remote.send_command data: entity_id: remote.roku command: - left - left - select
When the Home Assistant Roku integration is enabled and has found a Roku device, in the Home Assistant GUI the Roku media player will show a listing of the installed channels, or apps, under “source”. Select one and it will attempt to launch the channel on your Roku device. This action can also be automated, but it requires you to acquire an extra piece of information; the
appID for the channel specific to your Roku. Although this information is gathered by the Roku integration, at the moment it is not exposed to the end user. This item might be added in a future release. For now though, you can easily get the information yourself. All you need to do is a simple GET API call on the same network as your device.
The API calls are like this:
GET http:// ROKU_IP:8060/query/apps POST http://ROKU_IP:8060/launch/APP_ID YouTube example: POST http://YOUR_ROKU_IP:8060/launch/837?contentID=YOUR_YOUTUBE_VIDEOS_CONTENT_ID&MediaType=live
More details can be found on the Roku dev pages
To use this in Home Assistant, for instance in an automation, the format is as follows. Note that
source: is the appID you discovered in the API call:
action: - data: entity_id: media_player.roku source: 20197 service: media_player.select_source