FireTV


The firetv platform allows you to control a Amazon Fire TV/stick.

The python-firetv Python 2.x module with its helper script that exposes a HTTP server to fetch state and perform actions is used.

Steps to configure your Amazon Fire TV stick with Home Assistant:

  • Turn on ADB Debugging on your Amazon Fire TV:
    • From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
    • Select System > Developer Options.
    • Select ADB Debugging.
  • Find Amazon Fire TV device IP:
    • From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
    • Select System > About > Network.
  • The following commands must be run in a Python 2.x environment. They will allow the component to function in an Ubuntu 16.04/Hassbian environment.
    • apt-get install swig libssl-dev python-dev libusb-1.0-0
    • pip install flask
    • pip install https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/M/M2Crypto/M2Crypto-0.24.0.tar.gz
    • pip install firetv[firetv-server]
  • firetv-server -d <fire tv device IP>:5555, background the process
  • Navigate to http://localhost:5556/devices/list
    • You will get an output similar to below:
      {
      "devices": {
      "default": {
        "host": "192.168.1.153:5555", 
        "state": "play"
      }
      }
      }
      
  • The "default" above is the device name you will need to use for your configuration.yaml
  • Configure Home Assistant as follows:

To add FireTV to your installation, Note your device name, and add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

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

Configuration variables:

  • host (Optional): The host where firetv-server is running. Default is localhost.
  • port (Optional): The port where firetv-server is running. Default is 5556.
  • device (Optional): The device ID. Defaults to default.
  • name (Optional): The friendly name of the device, default is ‘Amazon Fire TV’.

Note that python-firetv has support for multiple Amazon Fire TV devices. If you have more than one configured, be sure to specify the device ID in device. Run firetv-server -h and/or view the source for complete capabilities.