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Provides an API for requesting information from an Openhome device

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Library to provide an API to an existing openhome device. The device needs to have been discovered first by something like netdisco (

The underlying UPnP client library used is


pip install openhomedevice



device = Device(location)
await device.init()



    await set_standby(standbyRequested) #bool
    await play() #starts playback
    await play_media(track_details) #start playing `track_details`
    await stop() #stops playback
    await pause() #pauses playback
    await skip(offset) #positive or negative integer
    await set_volume(volume_level) #positive number
    await increase_volume() #increase volume by 1
    await decrease_volume() #decrease volume by 1
    await set_mute(muteRequested) #bool
    await set_source(index) #positive integer (use Sources() for indices)
    await invoke_pin(index) #positive integer (use Pins() for indices)


    uuid() #Unique identifier
    await name() #Name of device
    await room() #Name of room
    await is_in_standby() #returns true if in standby
    await transport_state() #returns one of Stopped, Playing, Paused or Buffering.
    volume_enabled #property true if the volume service is available
    await volume_level() #returns the volume setting or None if disabled
    await is_muted() #returns true if muted or None if disabled
    await source() #returns the currently connected source as a dictionary
    await sources() #returns an array of source dictionaries with indices
    await track_info() #returns a track dictionary
    await pins() #returns an array of pin dictionaries with indices
    pins_enabled #property true if the pins service is available
Source Response
    'type': 'Playlist',
    'name': 'Playlist'
Sources Response
    { 'index': 0, 'type': 'Playlist', 'name': 'Playlist' },
    { 'index': 1, 'type': 'Radio', 'name': 'Radio' },
    { 'index': 3, 'type': 'Receiver', 'name': 'Songcast' },
    { 'index': 6, 'type': 'Analog', 'name': 'Front Aux' }
Pins Response
  {'index': 1, 'title': 'Playstation 4', 'artworkUri': 'external:///source?type=Hdmi&systemName=HDMI3'}
  {'index': 4, 'title': 'Classic FM', 'artworkUri': ''}
  {'index': 6, 'title': 'Chillout Playlist', 'artworkUri': 'http://media/artwork/chillout-playlist.png'}
TrackInfo Response
  "mimeType": "http-get:*:audio/x-flac:DLNA.ORG_OP=01;DLNA.ORG_FLAGS=01700000000000000000000000000000",
  "rating": None,
  "performer": [
    "Fahmi Alqhai, Performer - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer"
  "bitDepth": 16,
  "channels": 2,
  "disc": None,
  "composer": [],
  "year": 2017,
  "duration": 460,
  "author": [],
  "albumArtist": [],
  "type": "object.item.audioItem.musicTrack",
  "narrator": [],
  "description": None,
  "conductor": [],
  "albumArtwork": "",
  "track": 2,
  "tracks": None,
  "artwork": None,
  "genre": [
  "publisher": "Glossa",
  "albumGenre": [
  "artist": [
    "Fahmi Alqhai"
  "bitRate": None,
  "albumTitle": "The Bach Album",
  "uri": "",
  "discs": None,
  "published": None,
  "title": "Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (Arr. for Viola da gamba) : Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 (Arr. for Viola da gamba): II. Fuga",
  "sampleRate": 44100
Playing A Track

Use this to play a short audio track, a podcast Uri or radio station Uri. The audio will be played using the radio source of the device. The trackDetails object should be the same as the one described in the TrackInfo section above.

    trackDetails = {}
    trackDetails["uri"] = ""
    trackDetails["title"] = 'Linn Radio (Eclectic Music)'
    trackDetails["albumArtwork"] = ''




Running Tests

PYTHONPATH=. pytest ./tests/*

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