Samsung Smart TV


The samsungtv platform allows you to control a Samsung Smart TV.

Setup

Go to the integrations page in your configuration and click on new integration -> Samsung TV. If your TV is on and you have enabled SSDP discovery, it’s likely that you just have to confirm the detected device.

When the TV is first connected, you will need to accept Home Assistant on the TV to allow communication.

YAML Configuration

YAML configuration is around for people that prefer YAML. To use this integration, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
samsungtv:
  - host: IP_ADDRESS

Configuration Variables

host string Required

The hostname or IP of the Samsung Smart TV, e.g., 192.168.0.10.

name string (Optional)

The name you would like to give to the Samsung Smart TV.

turn_on_action list (Optional)

Defines an action to turn the TV on.

After saving the YAML configuration, the TV must be turned on before launching Home Assistant in order for the TV to be registered the first time.

Wake up TV

To wake up the TV when switched off you can use the wake-on-lan integration and call a service. This is not possible with every device.

wake_on_lan:

samsungtv:
  - host: IP_ADDRESS
    turn_on_action:
      - service: wake_on_lan.send_magic_packet
        data:
          mac: "11:22:33:44:55:66"

Usage

Changing channels

Changing channels can be done by calling the media_player.play_media service with the following payload:

entity_id: media_player.samsung_tv
media_content_id: 590
media_content_type: channel

Selecting a source

It’s possible to switch between the 2 sources TV and HDMI.

Home Assistant Core additional requirements

You will need to install the websocket-client Python package in your Home Assistant install. This will probably be done with:

pip3 install websocket-client

Remembering to activate your venv if you’re using a venv install.