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A python library to control a Sky Q Box

Project description

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A Python library for controlling a SkyQ Box.


To install:

.. code:: bash

pip install pyskyq


There are currently three main capabilities provided by the library.

Pressing buttons on the remote

Here is how to emulate a button-press on the SkyQ Remote. See :class:`~pyskyq.constants.RCMD` for
the various buttons that can be pressed.

.. code:: python

from pyskyq import Remote, RCMD

press_remote('skyq', getattr(RCMD, pargs.cmd))

Logging and reacting to status changes on the box

Here is how to set up an event listener that can be polled for box status changes.

.. code:: python

from pyskyq import Status

stat = Status('') # replace with hostname / IP of your Sky box
stat.create_event_listener() # set up listener thread.

# do other stuff.

# standby property will be updated asynchronously when the box is turned on or off.
if stat.standby:
print('The SkyQ Box is in Standby Mode')
print('The SkyQ Box is in Online Mode')

stat.shudown_event_listener() # shut down listener thread.

Loading and interrogating channel data

Getting access to channel data requires initialising an :class:`~pyskyq.epg.EPG` object. Once
this is done, you need to load the channel data from the box using :meth:`pyskyq.epg.EPG.load_channel_data()`.

To access this data use :meth:`pyskyq.epg.EPG.get_channel()`. See the method's documentation for the
full list of available attributes.

.. code:: python

from pyskyq import EPG

epg = EPG(('') # replace with hostname / IP of your Sky box
epg.load_channel_data() # load channel listing from Box.
print(epg.get_channel(2002).desc) # print out the description of channel with sid = 2002


Please refer to the documentation at


Contributions are welcome. Please fork the project on GitLab_ **Not GitHub** and raise an issue and
merge request there.

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Code and ideas obtained from:


Thank you to those individuals for their contributions.

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