Ziggo Horizon Box Support

To determine the state of the box (on/off), the mediabibliotheek feature needs to be setup, see this link for more info:

Let me know if it works after that.

HI,

I checked the whole menu, but cannot find the Setup Media library option at all. I have got the Media option and can use streaming from e.g. the NAS, but cannot setup the library.

I believe i have setup the library already and therefore i can already browse my files from my nas.

The whole setup is very fragile, so I’m not keen of messing my current setup up :wink:
What you want to achieve though is that the mediabox becomes a DLNA server itself. I believe this is called “media sharing” or something similar and (if I remember correctly) you’re asked whether you want this (or not) when you setup the thuisnetwerk feature.

If possible, try to set it up again. When the sharing stuff is setup, the xml should be present and everything “should work” (read: don’t touch it after that :wink: )

I’m with Unitymedia in Germany, who use the same HoirzonBox als Ziggo. So I added the component and it works. Unfortunately the channel names now are still wrong (although the switiching itself works). Is there a possibility to change the channel names? I’m quite new to everything :slight_smile:
Thanks.

That’s pretty cool! Let me see if Unitymedia offers the channel listing. If it does, I can add a provider config option to the component, to download the correct listing as needed.

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If there is no listing, I could go through my channels and write them down - I haven’t changed the order.

Hi,
Can someone help me with my automation?

I want turn off one light when my mediabox turns on. But i can’t get it to work. This is my automation:

- alias: Lamp uit wanneer TV aan
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: media_player.ziggo_mediabox
    from: 'off'
    to: 'on'
  action:
    - service: light.turn_off
      entity_id: light.lamp_achter_de_bank

I’ve tried to change the trigger with from: ‘idle’ and to: ‘playing’ but still no reaction.
Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!

- alias: Lamp uit wanneer TV aan
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: media_player.ziggo_mediabox
    from: 'off'
    to: 'playing'
  action:
    - service: light.turn_off
      entity_id: light.lamp_achter_de_bank

Try this! :slight_smile:

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Brilliant. Thank you! Is there a way to determine that values by my self?

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You’re welcome! :slight_smile:

So ziggo is replacing this model (media box xl) with the new ziggo next box, anyone already managed to add this to hass? :smile:

This should be very nice!

You should add a new feature request related to the horizon next.

Would someone be able to help me? I’ve connected the Mediabox XL (not the next) to HA, turning off and on works but state is always off, I’ve enabled “thuisnetwerk” with “mediabiblotheek” so it should work. Would it be worth setting it up or should I upgrade to the mediabox next and use that?

config:
media_player:

  • platform: ziggo_mediabox_xl
    host: 192.168.1.215
    name: Ziggo Mediabox

As a Next user i really recommend to upgrade to the next. Besides that I’ve written a custom integration for it, available via HACS. There’s a pull request to add support to HA Core.