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Mini Media Player

A minimalistic yet customizable media player card for Home Assistant Lovelace UI.

Inspired by Custom UI: Mini media player and custom-lovelace.

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This card is available in HACS (Home Assistant Community Store)

Simple install

  1. Download and copy mini-media-player-bundle.js from the latest release into your config/www directory.

  2. Add a reference to mini-media-player-bundle.js inside your configuration.yaml or through the Home Assistant UI from the resource tab.

    - url: /local/mini-media-player-bundle.js?v=1.13.0
      type: module

CLI install

  1. Move into your config/www directory

  2. Grab mini-media-player-bundle.js

$ wget
  1. Add a reference to mini-media-player-bundle.js inside your configuration.yaml or through the Home Assistant UI from the resource tab.
    - url: /local/mini-media-player-bundle.js?v=1.13.0
      type: module


  1. Find your mini-media-player-bundle.js file in config/www or wherever you ended up storing it.

  2. Replace the local file with the latest one attached in the latest release.

  3. Add the new version number to the end of the cards reference url in your configuration.yaml or through the Home Assistant.

    - url: /local/mini-media-player-bundle.js?v=1.13.0
      type: module

You may need to empty the browsers cache if you have problems loading the updated card.

Using the card


Card options

Name Type Default Since Description
type string required v0.1 custom:mini-media-player
entity string required v0.1 An entity_id from an entity within the media_player domain.
name string optional v0.6 Override the entities friendly name.
icon string optional v0.1 Specify a custom icon from any of the available mdi icons.
tap_action action object true v0.7.0 Action on click/tap.
group boolean optional v0.1 Removes paddings, background color and box-shadow.
hide object optional v1.0.0 Manage visible UI elements, see hide object for available options.
artwork string default v0.4 cover to display current artwork in the card background, full-cover to display full artwork, material for alternate artwork display with dynamic colors, none to hide artwork, full-cover-fit for full cover without cropping.
tts object optional v1.0.0 Show Text-To-Speech input, see TTS object for available options.
source string optional v0.7 Change source select appearance, icon for just an icon, full for the full source name.
sound_mode string optional v1.1.2 Change sound mode select appearance, icon for just an icon, full for the full sound mode name.
info string optional v1.0.0 Change how the media information is displayed, short to limit media information to one row, scroll to scroll overflowing media info.
volume_stateless boolean false v0.6 Swap out the volume slider for volume up & down buttons.
volume_step number optional v1.9.0 Change the volume step size of the volume buttons and the volume slider (number between 1 - 100)1.
max_volume number optional v0.8.2 Specify the max vol limit of the volume slider (number between 1 - 100).
min_volume number optional v1.1.2 Specify the min vol limit of the volume slider (number between 1 - 100).
replace_mute string optional v0.9.8 Replace the mute button, available options are play_pause (previously play), stop, play_stop, next.
toggle_power boolean true v0.8.9 Set to false to change the power button behaviour to media_player.turn_on/media_player.turn_off.
idle_view object optional v1.0.0 Display a less cluttered view when idle, See Idle object for available options.
background string optional v0.8.6 Background image, specify the image url "/local/background-img.png" e.g.
speaker_group object optional v1.0.0 Speaker group management/multiroom, see Speaker group object for available options.
shortcuts object optional v1.0.0 Media shortcuts in a list or as buttons, see Shortcut object for available options.
scale number optional v1.5.0 UI scale modifier, default is 1.

1 Only supported on entities with volume_level attribute.

Idle object

Name Type Default Description
when_idle boolean optional Render the idle view when player state is idle.
when_paused boolean optional Render the idle view when player state is paused
when_standby boolean optional Render the idle view when player state is standby
after string optional Specify a number (minutes) after which the card renders as idle (only supported on platforms exposing media_position_updated_at).

TTS object

Name Type Default Description
platform string required Specify TTS platform, e.g. google_translate or amazon_polly, cloud for Nabu Casa, alexa1 for "Alexa as Media Player", ga23 for use with Google Assistant Webserver or Assistant Relay, sonos2 for use with modified sonos_say script, webos4.
language string optional The output language.
entity_id string/list optional The entity_id of the desired output entity or a list of entity_id's, can also be all to broadcast to all entities or group to target currently grouped speakers.
volume float optional Volume level of tts output (0 - 1), only supported by platform sonos.
type string optional tts, announce or push, defaults to tts, only supported by platform alexa, more info here.

1 Does not support the language option.

2 Does not support language & entity_id options.

3 Requires a custom notify service named ga_broadcast, see example below.

4 Requires the card entity name to match the notify service name, if they don't match please specify the notify service name in the entity_id option.

# configuration.yaml
  - name: ga_broadcast
    platform: rest
    resource: http://[]:5000/broadcast_message

Speaker group object

See Speaker group management for example usage.

Supported platforms

  • sonos
  • soundtouch
  • squeezebox2
  • bluesound2
  • snapcast2
  • musiccast_yamaha1
  • linkplay3
  • media_player4
Name Type Default Description
entities list required A list containing speaker entities of one of supported platforms, to enable group management of those speakers.
platform string 'sonos' Any supported multiroom platform e.g. sonos, soundtouch, bluesound, see supported platforms above.
sync_volume boolean optional Keep volume Synchronize between grouped speakers.
expanded boolean optional Make the speaker group list expanded by default.
show_group_count boolean true Have the number of grouped speakers displayed (if any) in the card name.
icon string optional Override default group button icon (any mdi icon).
group_mgmt_entity string optional Override the player entity for the group management (Useful if you use a universal media_player as your entity but still want to use the grouping feature)
supports_master boolean optional Set to false if your multiroom system does not define one of the media players as master. Defaults to true and has not to be set to false for squeezebox for backward compatibility.

1 Requires custom component, available in HACS.

2 All features are not yet supported.

3 Requires custom component for sound devices based on Linkplay chipset, available in HACS.

4 HomeAssistant added join/unjoin services to the media_player. Future official integrations will implement these services (which are slightly different from the ones, which are already supported by this card) instead of implementing them in their own domain.

Speaker entity object

Name Type Default Description
entity_id string required The entity_id for the speaker entity.
name string required A display name.
volume_offset number optional Volume offset (0-100) when used with sync_volume.

Shortcuts object

See card with media shortcuts for example usage.

Name Type Default Description
list list optional A list of shortcut items to be presented as a list, see shortcut item object.
buttons list optional A list of shortcut items to be presented as buttons.
hide_when_off boolean false Hide the shortcuts while the entity is off.
columns integer (1-6) 2 Specify the max number of buttons per row.
column_height number optional Specify the column height in pixels.
label string shortcuts... Specify a custom default label for the shortcut dropdown.
attribute string optional Specify any attribute exposed by the media player entity. The attribute value (if exists) is compared with shortcut id's to distinguish selected/active shortcut1.
align_text string optional Specify alignment of button icon/text left, right, center.

1 Examples, source for active source or sound_mode for active sound mode.

Shortcut item object

Name Type Default Description
name string optional A display name.
icon string optional A display icon (any mdi icon).
image string optional A display image.
cover string optional A cover image (only supported for button shortcuts).
type string required Type of shortcut. A media type: music, tvshow, video, episode, channel, playlist e.g. or an action type: source, sound_mode, script or service.
id string required The media identifier. The format of this is component dependent. For example, you can provide URLs to Sonos & Cast but only a playlist ID to iTunes & Spotify. A source/(sound mode) name can also be specified to change source/(sound mode), use together with type source/sound_mode. If type script specify the script name here or service specify the <domain>.<service>.
data list optional Extra service payload1.

1 Only compatible with script & service shortcuts, useful for sending variables to script.

Action object options

Name Type Default Options Description
action string more-info more-info / navigate / call-service / url / fire-dom-event / none Action to perform.
entity string Any entity id Override default entity of more-info, when action is defined as more-info.
service string Any service Service to call (e.g. media_player.toggle) when action is defined as call-service.
service_data object Any service data Service data to include with the service call (e.g. entity_id:
navigation_path string Any path Path to navigate to (e.g. /lovelace/0/) when action is defined as navigate.
url string Any URL URL to open when action is defined as url.
new_tab boolean false true / false Open URL in new tab when action is defined as url.

Hide object

Name Type Default Description
name boolean false The name.
icon boolean false The entity icon.
info boolean false The media information.
power boolean false The power button.
source boolean false The source select.
sound_mode boolean true The sound_mode select.
controls boolean false The media playback controls.
prev boolean false The "previous" playback control button.
next boolean false The "next" playback control button.
play_pause boolean false The play/pause button in media playback controls.
play_stop boolean true The play/stop button in media playback controls.
volume boolean false The volume controls.
volume_level boolean true The current volume level in percentage.
mute boolean false The mute button.
progress boolean false The progress bar.
runtime boolean true The media runtime indicators.
artwork_border boolean true The border of the default artwork picture.
power_state boolean true Dynamic color of the power button to indicate on/off.
icon_state boolean true Dynamic color of the entity icon to indicate entity state.
shuffle boolean true The shuffle button (only for players with shuffle_set support).
state_label boolean false State labels such as Unavailable & Idle.

Theme variables

The following variables are available and can be set in your theme to change the appearence of the card. Can be specified by color name, hexadecimal, rgb, rgba, hsl, hsla, basically anything supported by CSS.

name Default Description
mini-media-player-base-color var(--primary-text-color) & var(--paper-item-icon-color) The color of base text & buttons
mini-media-player-accent-color var(--accent-color) The accent color of UI elements
mini-media-player-icon-color --mini-media-player-base-color, var(--paper-item-icon-color, #44739e) The color for icons
mini-media-player-button-color rgba(255,255,255,0.25) The background color of shortcut and group buttons.
mini-media-player-overlay-color rgba(0,0,0,0.5) The color of the background overlay
mini-media-player-overlay-color-stop 25% The gradient stop of the background overlay
mini-media-player-overlay-base-color white The color of base text, icons & buttons while artwork cover is present
mini-media-player-overlay-accent-color white The accent color of UI elements while artwork cover is present
mini-media-player-media-cover-info-color white Color of the media information text while artwork cover is present
mini-media-player-background-opacity 1 Opacity of the background
mini-media-player-artwork-opacity 1 Opacity of cover artwork
mini-media-player-progress-height 6px Progressbar height
mini-media-player-scale 1 Scale of the card
mini-media-player-name-font-weight 400 Font weight of the entity name

Example usage

Basic card

Basic card example

- type: custom:mini-media-player
  entity: media_player.kitchen_speakers

Compact card

Setting either volume and/or controls to true in the hide option object will render the player as a single row.

Compact card example

- type: custom:mini-media-player
  entity: media_player.example
  icon: mdi:spotify
  artwork: cover
    volume: true
    source: true
    power_state: false

Card with media shortcuts

You can specify media shortcuts through the shortcuts option, either as a list or as buttons or why not both?

Card with media shortcuts example

- entity: media_player.spotify
  type: custom:mini-media-player
  artwork: cover
  source: icon
    volume: true
    columns: 4 # Max buttons per row
      # Start predefined playlist
      - icon: mdi:cat
        type: playlist
        id: spotify:user:XXXXXXX:playlist:37i9dQZF1DZ06evO2O09Hg # Where XXXXXXX is your User ID
      # Change the source to bathroom
      - icon: mdi:dog
        type: source
        id: Bathroom
      # Trigger script
      - icon: mdi:dog
        type: script
        id: script.script_name
      # Trigger custom service
      - name: Crooners Playlist
        type: service
        id: spotcast.start
          entity_id: media_player.googlehome1234
          uri: spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX9XiAcF7t1s5

      ... # etc.

Tip: If you don't have Sonos, but want just a bit more control over playlists and so, a simple solution is to use the type: service-option, to trigger thespotcast.start-service.

Remember to add the required data, for spotcast to work. Also, kindly note that the spotcast custom component is required, for this to work. It's available in HACS.

Grouped cards

Set the group option to true when nesting mini media player cards inside other cards that already have margins/paddings.

Grouped cards example

- type: entities
    - type: custom:mini-media-player
      entity: media_player.multiroom_player
      group: true
      source: icon
      info: short
        volume: true
        power: true
    - type: custom:mini-media-player
      entity: media_player.kitchen_speakers
      group: true
        controls: true
    - type: custom:mini-media-player
      entity: media_player.bathroom_speakers
      group: true
        controls: true
    - type: custom:mini-media-player
      entity: media_player.bedroom_speakers
      group: true
        controls: true
    - type: custom:mini-media-player
      entity: media_player.patio_speakers
      group: true
        controls: true

Stacked cards

By using vertical and horizontal stacks, you can achieve many different setups.

Stacked cards example

- type: horizontal-stack
    - entity: media_player.tv_livingroom
      type: custom:mini-media-player
      info: short
      artwork: cover
        mute: true
        icon: true
        power_state: false
    - entity: media_player.tv_bedroom
      type: custom:mini-media-player
      info: short
      artwork: cover
        mute: true
        icon: true
        power_state: false
- type: horizontal-stack
    - entity: media_player.cc_patio
      type: custom:mini-media-player
        icon: true
    - entity: media_player.cc_kitchen
      type: custom:mini-media-player
        icon: true
    - entity: media_player.cc_bath
      type: custom:mini-media-player
        icon: true

Speaker group management

Specify all your speaker entities in a list under the option speaker_group -> entities. They obviously need to be of the same platform.

  • The card does only allow changes to be made to groups where the entity of the card is the coordinator/master speaker.
  • Checking a speakers in the list will make it join the group of the card entity. (media_player.sonos_office in the example below).
  • Unchecking a speaker in the list will remove it from any group it's a part of.

sonos group management example

- type: custom:mini-media-player
  entity: media_player.sonos_office
    power: true
    icon: true
    source: true
    platform: sonos
    show_group_count: true
      - entity_id: media_player.sonos_office
        name: Sonos Office
      - entity_id: media_player.sonos_livingroom
        name: Sonos Livingroom
      - entity_id: media_player.sonos_kitchen
        name: Sonos Kitchen
      - entity_id: media_player.sonos_bathroom
        name: Sonos Bathroom
      - entity_id: media_player.sonos_bedroom
        name: Sonos Bedroom

If you are planning to use the speaker_group option in several cards, creating a separate yaml file for the list is highly recommended, this will result in a less cluttered ui-lovelace.yaml and also make the list easier to manage and maintain. You then simply reference the file containing the list using entities: !include filename.yaml for every occurrence of entities in your ui-lovelace.yaml.

This is however only possible when you have lovelace mode set to yaml in your HA configuration, see Lovelace YAML mode for more info.


If you plan to contribute back to this repo, please fork & create the PR against the dev branch.

Clone this repository into your config/www folder using git.

$ git clone

Add a reference to the card in your ui-lovelace.yaml.

  - url: /local/mini-media-player/dist/mini-media-player-bundle.js
    type: module


Requires nodejs & npm

  1. Move into the mini-media-player repo, checkout the dev branch & install dependencies.
$ cd mini-media-player && git checkout dev && npm install
  1. Make changes to the source

  2. Build the source by running

$ npm run build
  1. Refresh the browser to see changes

    Make sure cache is cleared or disabled

  2. (Optional) Watch the source and automatically rebuild on save

$ npm run watch

The new mini-media-player-bundle.js will be build and ready inside /dist.

Getting errors?

Make sure you have javascript_version: latest in your configuration.yaml under frontend:.

Make sure you have the latest version of mini-media-player-bundle.js.

If you have issues after updating the card, try clearing your browsers cache or restart Home Assistant.

If you are getting "Custom element doesn't exist: mini-media-player" or running older browsers try replacing type: module with type: js in your resource reference, like below.

  - url: ...
    type: js



This project is under the MIT license.