Play Youtube video on Chromecast with script/service

I want to auto play Youtube video/playlist on Chromecast but not found any way. I search about but it say service not exist, media_player.play_media will not too: Googlecast/Chromecast Play Youtube TV App/Channel

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See here :

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It show error:

Unable to find service media_extractor/play_media

I use hassio 0.64.3

you will need the add below to config

# Example configuration.yaml entry
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Thank you. My fault with quick reading.

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Thnx jivesinger, but it doesn’t work with Do you know why?

Would media_extractor work with Youtube Music urls. I’m new to this and would like to trigger a relaxation music playlist upon tv turning off, I’m already hooked to a webos tv but need some clues as to how to cast the playlist.

– edited to include answer –

Thank you so much I got this to work with youtube music casting to Google home mini
“entity_id”: “media_player.master_bedroom_speaker”,
“media_content_id”: “”,
“media_content_type”: “audio/youtube”

I believe this might also work without advertising since I have a subscription too. Don’t know how it might apply to others.

@3dgr, will this play the entire playlist without pause?

@goprojojo Yes, I believe it would play the entire playlist. I need to redo my setup so I can’t confirm now.

Sounds promising. I also tried to play a YouTube video playlist ( ) on my Chromecast TV but it plays only the first video. Don’t know if it’s possible what I want. Any suggestions?

@goprojojo Did you try to see if it would start directly ?

It starts directly but the playlist stops after the first track. Below my automation.yaml.
Any suggestions?

- alias: 'TEST'
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.test
    to: 'on'
    - service: media_extractor.play_media
      - media_player.tv_bedroom
        media_content_type: video/youtube

Just tried this as well. The reason why it is probably not working, that the media extractor does not support it. This is the warning:

Playlists are not supported, looking for the first video
1:35 PM components/ (WARNING)

So is there another way to play Youtube video playlist (with or without media_extractor)?

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Nah, I ended up using this mess of a workaround to play youtube vids in a sequence, waiting for each to finish playing on the media player.


  alias: Happy Hunter
  - condition: state
    entity_id: media_player.upstairs_display
    state: 'off'
  - data:
      entity_id: media_player.upstairs_display
      media_content_type: video/youtube
    service: media_extractor.play_media
  - delay: 00:00:30
  - timeout: 00:06:00
    wait_template: '{{ is_state(''media_player.upstairs_display'', ''idle'') }}'
  - data:
      entity_id: media_player.upstairs_display
      media_content_type: video/youtube
    service: media_extractor.play_media
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Is there a better way to play a youtube playlist in 2021?


Or could there be in 2023

Or maybe 2024?

Or just stay in 2017 :wink: GitHub - skorokithakis/catt: Cast All The Things allows you to send videos from many, many online sources to your Chromecast.
With this tools you can cast YouTube playlist url.