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# Jellyfin Binding

This is the binding for Jellyfin (opens new window) the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no strings attached. Your media, your server, your way. This binding allows connect to Jellyfin clients that supports remote control, it's build on top of the official Jellyfin kotlin sdk.

# Supported Things

This binding was tested against the android tv, and web clients. The only problem that I found is that the channels play-next-by-terms and play-last-by-terms don't work currently on the android tv client.

Before open an issue please test you are able to correctly control your device from the Jellyfin web ui to identify whetter is an issue on the client itself.

# Discovery

Before you are able to discover clients you should have a bridge to the server so until one is online the discovery will only look for servers on your local network. Once one is online the discovery will detect controllable clients connected to that server.

# Thing Types

ThingTypeID description
server (bridge) Jellyfin server instance
client Jellyfin controllable client instance

# Authentication

To allow the server thing to go online you should provide valid credentials for the user that the biding will use to interact with the server api (userId and token configuration properties). Please note that the user should be allowed on the Jellyfin server to remote control devices.

In order to assist you with this process the binding expose a simple login form you can access on <local openHAB server url>/jellyfin/<server thing id> for example (opens new window).

# Server Thing Configuration

Config Type description
hostname text Hostname or IP address of the server (required)
port integer Port of the server (required)
ssl boolean Connect through https (required)
refreshSeconds integer Interval to pull devices state from the server
clientActiveWithInSeconds integer Amount off seconds allowed since the last client activity to assert it's online (0 disabled)
userId text The user id
token text The user access token

# Channels

channel type description
send-notification String Display message in client
media-control Player Control media playback
playing-item-name String Name of the item currently playing (readonly)
playing-item-series-name String Name of the item's series currently playing, only have value when item is an episode (readonly)
playing-item-season-name String Name of the item's season currently playing, only have value when item is an episode (readonly)
playing-item-season Number Number of the item's season currently playing, only have value when item is an episode (readonly)
playing-item-episode Number Number of the episode item currently playing, only have value when item is an episode (readonly)
playing-item-genders String Coma separate list genders of the item currently playing (readonly)
playing-item-type String Type of the item currently playing (readonly)
playing-item-percentage Dimmer Played percentage for the item currently playing, allow seek
playing-item-second Number Current second for the item currently playing, allow seek
playing-item-total-seconds Number Total seconds for the item currently playing (readonly)
play-by-terms String Play media by terms, works for series, episodes and movies; terms search is explained bellow
play-next-by-terms String Add to playback queue as next by terms, works for series, episodes and movies; terms search is explained bellow
play-last-by-terms String Add to playback queue as last by terms, works for series, episodes and movies; terms search is explained bellow
browse-by-terms String Browse media by terms, works for series, episodes and movies; terms search is explained bellow

The terms search has a default behavior that can be modified sending some predefined prefixes.

The default behavior will look for movies, series, or episodes whose name start with the provided text, if it found results the prevalence go as said before. If the result is a series the binding will try to resume some episode, if not it will look for the next episode to watch and finally will fall back to the first episode.

You can prefix your search with '<type:movie>', '<type:episode>', '<type:series>' to restrict your search to a given type.

Also, you can target a specific series episode by season and episode numbers prefixing your search with '<season:1><episode:1>' with the desired values. So '<season:3><episode:10>Something' will try to play the episode 10 for the season 3 of the series named 'Something'.

# Full Example

# Example Server (Bridge) - jellyfin.bridge.things

Bridge jellyfin:server:exampleServerId "Jellyfin Server" [
    token=XXXXX # Optional, read bellow
    userId=XXXXX # Optional, read bellow

# Example Client - jellyfin.clients.things

Thing jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID> "Jellyfin Web client" (jellyfin:server:exampleServerId)
Thing jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID> "Jellyfin Android client" (jellyfin:server:exampleServerId)
  • I recommend creating the clients using the discovery. For getting the device ids manually I recommend to use the Jellyfin web interface with the web inspector and look for the request that is launched when you click the cast button (/Sessions?ControllableByUserId=XXXXXXXXXXXX).

# Example Items - jellyfin.items

String strJellyfinAndroidSendNotification { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:send-notification " }
Player plJellyfinAndroidMediaControl { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:media-control" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemName { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-name" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemSeriesName { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-series-name" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemSeasonName { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-season-name" }
Number nJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemSeason { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-season" }
Number nJellyfinAndroidPlpayingItemEpisode { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-episode" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemGenders { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-genders" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemType { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-type" }
Dimmer dJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemPercentage { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-percentage" }
Number nJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemSecond { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-second" }
Number nJellyfinAndroidPlayingItemTotalSeconds { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:playing-item-total-seconds" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayByTerms { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:play-by-terms" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayByNextTerms { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:play-next-by-terms" }
String strJellyfinAndroidPlayByLastTerms { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:play-last-by-terms" }
String strJellyfinAndroidBrowseByTerms { channel="jellyfin:client:exampleServerId:<JELLYFIN_DEVICE_ID>:browse-by-terms" }