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How to: Plex Tiles!

iam 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Jon Rohan 1 week ago 12

I started this project some time ago just don't have time to make it a "official project/app."

Overview

A (very basic) PHP file uses the Tautulli API to get the most recently played movie TV show ETC and re-displays the image.


Possible upgrades if anyone is interested in forking it.  Adding a global host and API Key, adding global specific methods to each action, image caching ETC..

Prerequisites

  • Some basic tech knowledge  (I will answer some questions but have no plans of fully supporting this.)
  • Plex (obviously)
  • Tautulli - https://tautulli.com/  (Even if you don't want to do this, is still a great tool.)
  • PHP web server

1.  Enable the Tautulli API from: /settings#tab_tabs-web_interface

2. Get Tautulli API Key also at the bottom of that page.

3.  Note all the section ids from /libraries using Tautulli (example: /library?section_id=8)

4. Save the attached file (recently_played.phprecently_played.php) to your web server.

5. Edit that file and add your $host and $api_key values (from step #2)

6. Add the media title to AT.  This will be your web server url along with the section id.  Example: https://domain.com/recently_played.php?section=4

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Static text on a tile?

Ryan McGinty 3 weeks ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 weeks ago 1

I am wondering what the recommended method to simply add a tile that has information on it is? For instance, I am making an "Emergency Info" with the address, phone numbers for non-911 emergency services in my area etc. I just need to create a tile and essentially give it a caption. I've searched for other topics, but most get more complicated than what am looking to do. Is there a simple method to accomplish this? Thanks in advance for any information! 


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How are you adding your music players to ActionTiles?

Sidney 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Sandz 3 weeks ago 23

I was just wondering how everyone else is adding their music players to ActionTiles.

I am using an app called Echo Speaks that is added to my SmartThings as a Smart App.

I can control the Echo's Play, Stop, Pause, Volume and Skipping.

Right now, I can only control the Volume of the Fire HDs.


The individual Echo Tiles also show up in their respective Room Panels.  So when I go into the Living Room Panel, the 'Echo - Living Room' tile is in there as well.

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Sports scores

jpozzoli 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Bryan Mack 3 weeks ago 4

Is it possible to have a tile, or perhaps several, to show scores of certain teams (which I define) across different sports?

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Hi Brian,

There no direct way to implement this functionality. However, you could create a Media Tile and link to an image that displays the score and have the image refresh periodically.

Thanks

Alex

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Only show tiles for Open windows and Doors?

Is there a way to make tiles "disappear" when they meet certain conditions?  My use case is for the alarm - I only want to see tiles for the open windows and doors so that I can see at a glance if there are issues.  Is that possible?

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Radio buttons anyone?

MaxVonEvil 1 month ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 4 weeks ago 4

Hi, wondering if anyone else are doing something along these lines.

I have several devices for which I wish to offer a set of choices using tiles.

Example 1: Run poolpump at 1200, 2900 or 3450 rpm

Example 2: Run sprinklers for 5, 10 or 20 minutes.

Example 3: Pan outdoor camera to position 1,2,3...N

So far I've manage to McGyver this by creating tiles for virtual switches and having a CASE statement in webcore turn the others off when one is pushed, setting variable values as required (if anyone wants to know how to set it up, contact me separately):




the above all works nicely, but it's slooow. Some times it can take up to 5-8 seconds before the previous button in an emulated radio button set is released as I have to wait for webcore to flip the other switches and do it's thing.

Dear Terry/Alex. Was wondering if you had given though to if it was possible to somehow bring this capability into AT? As I'm sure you'd agree given the few examples above, the possibilities are vast and many.


I suppose that besides my webcore-frankensteining multiple tiles into one radio-button, there are other more neat and efficient ways to implement a selection GUI element (perhaps a single tile offering the equivalent of dropdown selection box?)


However I guess the real question is how to communicate said selection back to smartthings. What if it was agreed to use a custom virtual button/button panel DTH, where the button pressed was equivalent to the selection? Would that make any sense?

Even though this feature request probably would not be around the corner any time soon, I'd love to hear your initial thoughts on it

Thanks,

Max



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iFrame Tiles (web page embedding)

dennybono 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 month ago 35

It would be nice to be able to display a small iframe "tile" on my panel. For example my access points have apis that allow me to view their status. I'd like to show that on my panel.

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Tile for Plex

MR landen 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by iam 2 months ago 15

Please add a Tile(s) that can control Plex.

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We are not planning on interfacing directly to various non-SmartThings platforms (be it Plex, Wink, Vera, Home Assistant, ...) at this time.


If someone develops a conforming "Media Controller" Device Type Handler for Plex for SmartThings, then ActionTiles's Media Control Tile will interface with it.

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All or Multiple Contact Sensors Tile and Multiple (view-only) Switches Tile

David Latham 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 2 months ago 21

How about a tile that combines multiple contact sensors? On my phone it takes up a lot of space to have a tile for each sensor. Could we have one that says "All doors - closed / Door open". Then if a door is open have a pop up window that lists the open doors.


Another description from Merged Topic:

Would it be possible to add a summary tile, for the purpose of summarizing a bunch of similar devices?

For example - if any open/close sensor (in a specified group of sensors) is open, display an orange tile, else a gray tile. Possibly if you tap on the tile it would take you to a user-defined panel (which the user would have set up up to display the appropriate devices).

I thought about setting up a virtual switch, but I don't see a way to have that switch represent "all windows closed" vs. "any window open".

Another example (more complicated than I need, but might be useful to some) - the average, minimum, and maximum temperatures of a set of temperature sensors.

My rationale - on my main panel I have an "at a glance" section that displays the status of three doors (open/closed) and two door locks (locked/unlocked). I have now added 6 window sensors, which would make the "at a glance" be more like a novel.

Thanks.

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Weather Tile That uses a forecast to output what kids should wear?

James Vondale 2 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 2 months ago 4

My wife has challenged me to create a tile that looks at the weather forecast for the day and tells the kids what kind of clothes/coats to wear that day (Michigan weather...right?)

Before I go down this journey of discovery I was wondering if anyone has done anything like this?  Essentially I believe that it needs to call on something like openweather and then output based on parameters i set.  It then needs to create a jpg of that and deploy it to a webserver that i'll run off a raspberry pi with python.  

Worse comes to worse i'll just do an excel formula on a cheap screen, point a RPI camera at it and stream that.  (i've got that code).  

Any ideas?

Windows Fire Android
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James Vondale 2 months ago

Final update if anyone cares.

I basically followed this guide:  https://support.actiontiles.com/communities/12/topics/2340-help-me-to-add-a-valid-url-in-order-to-see-google-traffic-as-an-refresh-still-image

I connected the open weather data and https://mixedanalytics.com/knowledge-base/access-open-weather-api-data-in-google-sheets/ to pull it in.

I then made a clean sheet in the front that had formulas to determine if its going to rain/snow or require jackets.  I created a bash script that ran the phantomjs function and then did a curl function to that uploaded that file to the free website I got.  

Put that URL into the media spot and done!  It auto updates hourly and even comes with Icons to show the weather.

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Custom Location Modes

afgoody 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Alex (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

I created 2 custom location modes in the SmartThings IDE, but only the 3 standard location modes are available when I tap on the ActionTile Mode tile.

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Thermostat Tile: Custom icon & colors when actively heating or cooling and for excessive heat or cooling

Computer Helper 3 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 3 months ago 1

I can't find where to change the thermostat icon

I would like the tile to show red when actively heating, blue when cooling

Show a flashing red or blue when a "setpoint" is hit. Flashing red above 75 or flashing blue below 66

I have Smartthings setup to notify me if my tenants are turning the heat up.

Thank you,

Mike

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Show Power value on Switch tile

Brian Beaird 1 year ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Kevin1 5 months ago 8

Are there any device handlers out there already where ActionTiles will combine a switch (or some other capability) and power meter capability into a single tile?


The context around this is I'm writing an integration that brings over data from a Sense Energy Monitor. It brings over a list of devices along with their current power usage. I'm running a custom handler right now that has switch and power capability, but if there's a standard handler out there I can use that ActionTiles will already combine, I can certainly do that. To got a step further, the most ideal option would be to use a "read-only" type switch or something since there really is no use in being able to toggle the on/off status manually since that does nothing at all (it's a 1-way data flow from Sense).


I realize this may be a bigger conversation around the one-off customization of special tiles like this - I know that requires a lot of extra work, but I figured I'd ask since it seems like it would be cool :-)





To add more clarity, I think what I'm asking is if there's a way the Power Meter capability could be a footer option similar to the way the battery capability is treated now. With my DTH, I've got both "switch" and "power" capabilities on the same device - it would be awesome if AT could just stick the power value as a footer.

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Open media fullscreen from SmartThings using Fully API or ActionTiles API

Christophe 6 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated 6 months ago 2

I would like my fire tablets under Fully browser to open my camera media tile fullscreen when motion are detected. Since fully browser support REST and js call, is there a way to do that from webcore maybe ?
Thank you

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Dimmer slider, color picker always visible via a special new Tile type?

Nic 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by David Stafford 6 months ago 29

I apologize if this has been discussed already, I couldn't find an answer. Is it possible to have a dim slider or color picker shown next to the switch all the time instead of having to click the three dots? I think it would be really helpful to be able to simply slide the dimmer without going through a menu.


Thanks for everything!

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Allow information & Media Tiles to act as Shortcut Tiles

Kristopher J. 2 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Steve B 6 months ago 11

It would be awesome if we could change the destination of a tile.  For example, adding a tile displaying the current temperature, but change the destination to anything else.  Such as a different panel or pops up the thermostat settings, etc.  Another idea would be a static icon, that links to a media content (such as showing a simple "CCTV" icon that when clicked opens the full-screen live camera media content.  (Instead of showing the live content in the small tile)

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"Smart Locks" tile?

Gib 7 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 months ago 3

I've searched for any previous posts about this, but maybe I'm the first to ask about it. I find that hard to believe. 

We've got the ability to have the SHM tile, which seems to work well. Within the SmartThings app, SHM lives in a card on my dashboard called "Home Solutions". The other thing that lives in that card is "Smart Locks". 

"Smart Locks" is actually really useful..... So, why can't I have a tile for "Smart Locks" in AT like I have for SHM?  I just want a single tile that shows if all doors are locked or displays how many are unlocked. If I click it, it should either take me to another panel or perhaps a pop up like the pin pad that lists all of my locks (preferably with a button at the top that I can click to lock all), or check each individual lock on that panel to either lock or unlock separately. 

Is Samsung just not allowing access to that function?

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Toggle swapping of Heating / Cooling Thermostat Tile

Israel Derdik 8 months ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Bloodtick 8 months ago 4

Now that spring is upon us, I find myself redoing all my panels to switch the heating thermostats into cooling thermostats. This process involves adding the cooling thermostats to the panel, arranging them so they are next to the old heating thermostats and then removing the old heating thermostats. For 3 panels. I'll have to do the same thing in reverse in 6 months. Instead, can AT show the heating or cooling thermostat automatically based on the System mode of the thermostat in question? Or add a new "Dynamic Thermostat" tile to keep backward compatibility? Or if that's too difficult, allow an easy toggle in the tile settings to flip it between heating and cooling? The Dual thermostat takes up too much room on my screen to use like this.

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Open Panel from Non-Actionable Tiles

Jeff Lightfoot 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 8 months ago 3

I'd like the option to open a Panel Shortcut by clicking on a Sensor / Contact tile.


My example:  I have an aggregate simulated contact sensor that shows the status of all my contact sensors.  Click on that tile to open a panel with the status of all my contact sensors.


This would save me from having a neighbor panel shortcut tile.

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Shortcut URL for Harmony Android App?

Lucas Mesquita 3 years ago in Panels (dashboards) / Special Tiles updated by William H 9 months ago 7

Do you have the URL for Logitech Harmony Remote app (android) ?

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