Adding local media


In order to see your local media in your Home Assistant media browser, you’ll need to add media to your media folder.

If you haven’t set up a local media folder yet, check out this page on setting up the local media source

Home Assistant OS & Supervised

If you are running Home Assistant OS or Supervised, you can access your (automatically) created media folder using the Samba add-on.

If you haven’t installed the Samba add-on yet, you can do so by browsing to the Supervisor panel by clicking “Supervisor” in the sidebar. Next, click on the “Add-on store” tab and search for “Samba” and click on it.

On the Samba add-on page, you can find a tab called “Documentation” with the add-on installation and usage instructions. After that, you can copy/move media onto your device using drag and drop in your file explorer.

Other add-ons are available, for example, SSH and others provide access to the media folders as well.

Home Assistant Docker

After you have set up a local media folder, you can add any media to that folder you have mounted in.

Your media will show up in the Home Assistant frontend automatically.

Home Assistant Core

After you have set up a local media folder, you can add any media to that folder you have set up.

Your media will show up in the Home Assistant frontend automatically.