DirecTV


The DirecTV receivers will be automatically discovered if you enable the discovery component.

The directv media player platform can also be forced to load by adding the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
media_player:
  - platform: directv

Configuration variables:

  • host (Optional): Use only if you don’t want to scan for devices.
  • port (Optional): The port your receiver is using. Defaults to 8080.
  • name (Optional): Use to give a specific name to the device.
  • device (Optional): Use to specify a particular receiver in a Genie setup.

In a DirecTV setup with Genie slave boxes, only the master Genie server is currently found via the discovery component. Slave boxes must be manually configured via the device configuration variable in order to be used with Home Assistant.

To find valid device IDs, open http://<IP Address of Genie Server>:8080/info/getLocations in a web browser. For each Genie slave, you will find a variable clientAddr in the response, and this should be used for device in configuration.yaml

For example, a response such as:

{
  "locations": [
    {
      "clientAddr": "0",
      "locationName": "MASTER GENIE SERVER",
      "tunerBond": true
    },
    {
      "clientAddr": "5009591D6969",
      "locationName": "SOME SLAVE GENIE"
    }
  ],
  "status": {
    "code": 200,
    "commandResult": 0,
    "msg": "OK.",
    "query": "/info/getLocations"
  }
}

Could be formatted into configuration.yaml like so:

media_player:
  - platform: directv
    host: 192.168.1.10
    port: 8080
    name: Main DirecTV Box
    device: 0
  - platform: directv
    host: 192.168.1.10
    port: 8080
    name: Bedroom DirecTV
    device: 5009591D6969

It is important to notice that the host and port variables for slave receivers are the same as the master receiver.