The kodi platform allows you to control a Kodi multimedia system from Home Assistant.

To add Kodi to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: kodi

Configuration variables:

  • host (Required): The host name or address of the device that is running XBMC/Kodi.
  • port (Optional): The HTTP port number. Defaults to 8080.
  • tcp_port (Optional): The TCP port number. Defaults to 9090. Used for websocket connections to Kodi.
  • name (Optional): The name of the device used in the frontend.
  • proxy_ssl (Optional): Connect to kodi with HTTPS and WSS. Defaults to false. Useful if Kodi is behind an SSL proxy.
  • username (Optional): The XBMC/Kodi HTTP username.
  • password (Optional): The XBMC/Kodi HTTP password.
  • turn_off_action (Optional): The desired turn off action. Options are none, quit, hibernate, suspend, reboot, or shutdown. Default none.
  • enable_websocket (Optional): Enable websocket connections to Kodi via the TCP port. Defaults to true. The websocket connection allows Kodi to push updates to Home Assistant and removes the need for Home Assistant to poll. If websockets don’t work on your installation this can be set to false.