Sony Songpal


The songpal platform allows you to control Sony’s Songpal (”Audio Control API”) compatible devices such as soundbars, AV receivers and wireless speakers from Home Assistant.

Even when the API officially supports only a few devices (HT-ST5000, HT-MT500, HT-CT800, SRS-ZR5 and STR-DN1080), it has also been confirmed to work on others. The list of supported devices from Sony’s Songpal website lists devices which are likely to be compatible with this platform.

If the platform works with your non-listed device, or you encounter bugs, please feel free to report them upstream.

A few notes:

  • The quick start-up mode has to be enabled in order to turn the device on.
  • Supports currently only one output terminal, i.e., the volume control works only on the first volume controller as reported by the backend library.
  • Some devices, e.g., HT-XT3, do not support decreasing the volume step-by-step correctly.
  • Feel free to improve the available services!

Configuration

Adding Sony Songpal to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Sony Songpal can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as “Discovered”, which you can select to set it up right away.

Manual configuration steps

See python-songpal’s documentation how to get your API endpoint.

Services

In addition to the general media player services, the following services are provided:

Service songpal/set_sound_setting

For a list of available settings and their values use songpal sound command.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes Target entity. To target all songpal devices, use all
name no Configuration variable, e.g., nightmode
value no New configuration value, e.g., on