My remote, boringly, in Lovelace just looks like a remote, but integrating the standard HA colours. It integrates all the buttons needed for the TV and the Amino set top box. I made the buttons on imagefu.com, very easy, just play around with the settings. Each of the buttons calls a script. The script in turns calls a remote.send command for the Amino Settopbox or the SamsungTV commands of the (slightly modified) SamsungTV component. The remote.yaml contains the IR codes for the Global Cache iTach IP2IR to control the Amino STB and “ON” command for the SamsungTV. The buttons are stored in the /www/stb_buttons directory. The Lovelace yaml is a picture elements card:
It controls my samsung smart tv and a set-topbox using a broadlink rm mini 3.
The switch at the top shows the correct state of the tv using a sonoff pow that monitors the power usage. If it goes above a certain level, than the tv is on. Also when switching that switch on while it’s off it will turn the tv on using the broadlink.
Sound is handled by my Sonos Beam that switches to the tv sound automatically when the tv switches on.
Wow! Thank you to all who have shared these very inspiring projects. I just started using HA yesterday and am blown away from the functionality!
I’ve created a simple card that had on/off of my stereo with controls for mute, and volume up and volume down based on the commands available via the Harmony Hub profile. For example:
alias: Volume - AR
- service: remote.send_command
device: “Audio Research Amp”
I’ve added the controls to a card and they work. The only thing I notice is that there is a substantial lag between button clicks and for volume up/down, the lag makes things not very usable. Obviously, using my Harmony remote, I don’t have this problem.
Is there a workaround for this? Maybe I’m not going about it the right way? I notice in my googling that there are many ways to accomplish the same task in HA.
Hi, I’m trying to make a simple card with some buttons to control volume via Harmony:
I’ve tried to follow some of the examples in this thread, but am stuck with an error I can’t figure out:
This is the code I have in a new card in my Overview:
And basically, I just want a button to push for volume up and one for volume down. I specified “binary_sensor.mudroom_motion” because I was trying to mimic another example in this thread…also when I do this, I see the caption of “Mudroom Sensor” above the icons…how do I remove?
Thanks to everyone for your ideas. I ended up taking several ideas from ThaNerd and creating my own. Thanks ThaNerd!
However, I am wondering, has anyone figured out how to create a keyboard entry for the remotes. For example, when I search for a clip on Netflix or YouTube, instead of choosing each letter, has anyone created a keyboard-entry-remote-card to enter in search terms?
Hi Jim, i am currently figuring out my apple remote card, now i have to cards, both work. How did you create the selection bar, also, could you share your config for this? MUCH appreciated… Bedankt alvast!
Here is mine, I had to split it over several posts as it is too big for one post.
I also created a new forum topic about sharing Broadlink IR/RF codes,
you can find the Broadlink codes of these remotes there
I put 4 remotes in one, and with a dropdown selection and a conditional card, I select which one I want to see.
The first 2 rows that are used to switch devices on or off, and to select the input on my receiver are always shown, the others are shown depending on the selection box.
I recently updated my entertainment view to also use conditional cards and a selector. I found the selector as a dropdown list quite annoying and thought it should just be another “remote button”. So, I opted for the custom:state-switch card instead of the built-in one and custom:button-card for the selector buttons.
This for me, Google is the workhorse in my house. I have routines setup to turn on everything in my theater room just the way I want it with a Hue scene and dimmed to the right level (and turn off when I am done). Additionally, they now recognize the room you are sending a command from so I can just say play or pause and it does it.
My main attraction to Home assistant was the drive to be able to control lights while watching movies as I use the remote just for those activities to minimize disruption by trying to yell commands at Google while Arnold is in the background blowing up terminators (haha). Although a lot of these dashboards I admit are beautiful I do not think I would ever have a use case for them. Now though I can hit play/pause/stop on Harmony and the lights dim, turn off, or turn on based off of that and I love it