Home Assistant Community Add-on: ADB - Android Debug Bridge

Nope, all good here. Tried with both my Shields and haven’t seen any problems yet.

Pull request submitted! https://github.com/home-assistant/home-assistant/pull/27108

I’d love to start playing with indents but I’m stuck getting this working - help please!

I’ve got adb setup on my shield, and I get an on-screen prompt to accept connection and the adb logs say connected but I can’t see new android media_player in my developers_tools sections e.g. if I open an op

What am I doing wrong? What aim aiming for to be able to see what’s open on each device like in this video from 11m onwards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4kDsy36x5U

  "devices": [
  "reconnect_timeout": 90
  - platform: androidtv
    name: Living Room
[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] adb.sh: executing... 
[cont-init.d] adb.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
[17:26:19] INFO: Starting the Android Debug Bridge server...
[17:26:19] INFO: Connecting to device:
connected to

You only posted the ADB server log, not the Home Assistant log, so I can’t tell what the problem is.

Regardless, I’m trying to push toward the Python ADB implementation approach and away from the ADB server approach because it’s easier to debug and handle errors, disconnects, and re-connect attempts. Follow the instructions in this post: https://community.home-assistant.io/t/androidtv-adb-manager-adb-device-is-unavailable-encountered-an-error-when-searching-for-device/140522/2.

You’ll also need to add the adbkey entry to your configuration. The ADB server add-on should have saved a key somewhere, so use that.

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Thanks. I’ve setup the python method and I’m connected and I can add the (nvidia) media_player but it just says paused all the time.

I’ve tried sending ‘GET_PROPERTIES’ but I must be doing something wrong e.g. for the prime video app I tried sending the command whilst playing but I get:

volume_level: 0.13333333333333333
is_volume_muted: false
app_id: com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom
app_name: com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom
source: hdmi
adb_response: null
friendly_name: Living Room
supported_features: 21945

I think it’s all working now, as there’s no android errors in my ha logs, I think I just don’t know how to detect the states correctly.

I think you’re doing something wrong regarding the “GET_PROPERTIES” call. Or maybe you just need to refresh the page.

The service call should look like this:

And the result should look like this (note the adb_response attribute):

You can then use that info to define state detection rules that work for your apps and your device, as in this thread: [Testers needed!] Custom state detection rules for Android TV / Fire TV


Sorted - thanks. What was happening was I was selecting the right media_player but when I clicked ‘fill example data’ it was changing the player to the wrong one!

I was having this problem with my android phone. couldn’t find a solution anywhere until i saw your entry. disconnecting adb was my issue. Thank you so much. :slight_smile:

Did you find the cause of the data length messages?

Hi, my issue was a lack of understanding on how the intents were working. I sorted it when someone sent me an example of one in action. Once I had the basics, it was easy to amend it to my own entities and get it up and running. I can control the Shield direct via HA or via node-red now depending on what I am trying to do.

Hi there all,
and sorry if I reopen this already long thread.

I have already set the ADB component and it’s work if I call it from Tools>Services
using POWER and SLEEP data.

Now, in order to use it with google home assistance, I need to make a switch (at last I believe)

I try a lot of combination but this yaml language I’ll never understand :frowning:

So the last think is to ask your help…
Here is what I want to correct if it’s possible to help me:

switch 6:
  - platform: template
      tv:   ### TV PHILIPS (
          service: androidtv.adb_command
            entity_id: 'media_player.philips_tv'
            command: 'POWER'
          service: androidtv.adb_command
            entity_id: 'media_player.philips_tv'
            command: 'SLEEP'

I need to name the switch: tv
This in order to ask “hey google… turn on the tv”
Please help me to finish thes script.

Thasks a lot all

Dear all,
I finally find how to make a switch in order to use it with google home mini
Here is my actual config:

switch 6:
  - platform: template
        value_template: 'off'
          - service: androidtv.adb_command
              entity_id: 'media_player.philips_tv'
              command: 'POWER'
          - service: androidtv.adb_command
              entity_id: 'media_player.philips_tv'
              command: 'HDMI1'
          - service: androidtv.adb_command
              entity_id: 'media_player.philips_tv'
              command: 'SLEEP'

The problem now is that I can’t understand how to make the HDMI1
always activate when I power on the TV.
I put 2 times the service and activate HDMI1, but is not work.

Anybody can help me please ?
Thanks in advance


I am trying to control my NVIDIA TV Shield with HA, but I am a little bit lost with the configuration. I would like to control the play / pause, volume and previous next button in order to change music on my shield for example.

Is there is a tutorial avalaible to to that, and the code that should be paste in the configuration.yaml file ?

Which is the easiest way to use ADB, python or ADB server ? I have HACS installed.

Thanks for your help!

I’m using HA to control a 2017 and 2019 Pro Shield TV without any issues, so it is possible :wink:

If you’re using Hassio, you’ll need to install the “ADB - Android Debug Bridge” add-on. In the config of that add-in, enter the IP address of your Shield TV and start it up.

You’ll also need to enable the Developer options on the Shield TV to support this. Here are some generic Android instructions, but you should be able to follow this for your Shield TV (the menu options are the same name).

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hi guys,
I noticed when using the plex app on my shield home assistant sees anything i play as “Paused”, i can see a few people have had this issue, but I couldn’t see a fix.

could someone please help


Is it possible to controle volume through ADB for my TV Shield ? I haven’t found the commande for volume UP or volume DOWN anyware.


Anyone got the command to open Disney+ app?

I use a harmony remote to control my Shield TV. Harmony integrates well with hassio and you would be able to send a harmony command to control the volume.