Home Assistant can discover and automatically configure zeroconf/mDNS and uPnP devices on your network. Currently the
discovery component can detect:
- Google Chromecast
- Belkin WeMo switches
- Philips Hue
- Netgear routers
- Plex media server
- Panasonic Viera
- Roku media player
- Sonos Speakers
- Yamaha media player
- Logitech media server (Squeezebox)
- Apple TV
- Yeelight Sunflower Bulb
- Flux Led/MagicLight
- Linn / Openhome
- Denon Network Receivers
- Bose Soundtouch speakers
- Axis Communications security devices
- IKEA Trådfri (Tradfri)
It will be able to add Google Chromecasts and Belkin WeMo switches automatically, for Philips Hue it will require some configuration from the user.
To load this component, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry discovery: ignore: - sonos - samsung_tv
- ignore (Optional): A list of platforms that never will be automatically configured by
Valid values for ignore are:
apple_tv: Apple TV
axis: (Axis Communications security devices)
denonavr: Denon Network Receivers
flux_led: Flux Led/MagicLight
google_cast: Google Chromecast
ikea_tradfri: IKEA Trådfri
logitech_mediaserver: Logitech media server - Squeezebox player
openhome: Linn / Openhome
panasonic_viera: Panasonic Viera
philips_hue: Philips Hue
plex_mediaserver: Plex media server
roku: Roku media player
samsung_tv: (Samsung TV
sonos: Sonos Speakers
yamaha: Yamaha media player
yeelight: Yeelight Sunflower Bulb
Home Assistant must be on the same network as the devices for uPnP discovery to work.
If running Home Assistant in a Docker container use switch
--net=host to put it on the host’s network.
If you are developing a new platform, please read how to make your platform discoverable.
There is currently a known issue with running this platform on a 64-bit version of Python and Windows.
If you are on Windows and you’re using Python 3.5, download the Netifaces dependency here.
If you see
Not initializing discovery because could not install dependency netdisco==0.6.1 in the logs, you will need to install the
python3-devel package on your system manually (eg.
sudo apt-get install python3-dev or
sudo dnf -y install python3-devel). On the next restart of home-assistant, discovery should work. If you still get an error, check if you have a compiler (
gcc) available on your system.