Python3 missing?

Hello everyone,

I installed a custom component from HACS to be able to manage my recent Philips TV

I then tried to follow the guide but I’m already stuck at step 2 :sweat_smile:

Can someone enlighten me on what to do please?

I believe python3 is not installed on my HA ? I tried to google it but can’t find a way to do it

Is that what i am missing ?

My configuration

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timezone Europe/Paris
config_dir /config
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api_endpoint_reachable ok

I tried to add this package to my terminal & ssh

I then ran the commands again but with a result of a warning error, should I bypass via the last command line given ?

I think this part

Pairing the TV

First you need to pair the TV. This gets you a username and a password to be used in the configuration of the component.

  1. Clone the repo with pairing script:
git clone
  1. Install the requirements (for Python 3, so you may need to use pip3):
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  1. Execute pairing. A PIN code will appear on your TV. Input that in your terminal
python3 --host <IP of TV> pair

Now you will have a username and password you can use in your HA configuration.

is not intended to be run on HA OS. The part to run on HA OS start here:

Installing and configuring the custom component

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@francisp is correct. It appears that the repository is a Python API that allows programs written in Python to control the TV. It contains a script that can be called from a command-line to do various things, one of which is to pair the TV and return a user-id and password for the pairing.

The above repository is not to be confused with the Home Assistant integration, which is the repository. Two different repositories.

I believe that HA disables or does not allow the pip command to be used from the terminal or SSH sessions.

If you still want to proceed with this, check out the How To Install Python article for instructions on how to install Python to various operating systems. Once you have Python3 installed, you can then issue the python3 --host <IP of TV> pair command to retrieve the pairing user-id and password result.

Hope it helps!

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Thanks for your answer, it’s pretty clear.

I’m not sure i’ll go further anyway because I just figured out the integration i’m looking to install is deprecated or very old…

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