Play local media on LG TV


I would like to play a mp3 file on my LG TV with WebOS when an automation gets triggered. The audio is available at https://MY_HA_ADDRESS/local/auto.mp3 and I’m trying to trigger it with this call:

service: media_player.play_media
  entity_id: media_player.lg_webos_smart_tv
  media_content_id: https://MY_HA_ADDRESS/local/auto.mp3
  media_content_type: music

I have also tried it with the command service here, but I only get the message that I should connect an USB drive to enable live playback:

service: webostv.command
  entity_id: media_player.lg_webos_smart_tv
  command: media.controls/play
    target: https://MY_HA_ADDRESS/local/auto.mp3

Is there someone who successfully got his LG TV running with local media? Does the media even needs to be on the TV itself and not delivered over a remote URL?

Best Regards

Any success? I’d also be okay with having the file on a USB stick attached to the TV.

No success yet. Keeping a file on a USB drive could be the solution. I will try it out soon.