Windows Media Center Control

I know WMC is not being supported by MS anymore, but I use it as one of the components in my home system to watch digital cable. It works flawlessly for my needs and plan to keep it for as long as there isn’t a better solution available. That being said, I would love to be able to control and see what is being watched from HASS, like the Plex component etc. I have enough understanding of coding to hack together HASS to suit my needs, however I wouldn’t know where to begin with coding this out. I did find a py script to do this, but don’t know how to make it work with HASS. Any help would be appreciated and I think useful for a lot of people, I think :slight_smile:


I would like this, too. Thanks in advance.

I would like this as well.

I’m also interested in this. I may look at using the command line component and this add-on here: and may get something workable. At the very least I’m looking for getting states so I can automate lighting and perhaps recording status for notifications.

I know RemotePotatoe also offers a web based remote using commands like “http://YOUR_WMC_HOST:9080/rc?command=pause” so maybe these are plausible ways to control WMC again using curl and the command line component.

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That would be amazing!

Hey brent20,

Wanted to see if you were able to get anything going? Hope all is well!

Sorry! I haven’t had any time to work on this, In the next few months I should have some more free time and might give it a try. Essentially though, if you can get status and issue commands over HTTP it should be pretty trivial to use the command line component like I said. I welcome anyone else that would want to give this a try!

As an FYI, I use Media Portal which does everything WMC did and more, and is actively being developed. I would also like something similar for MP like they have for kodi/plex. If I have more time I’ll look into it as well.