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A Python module and CLI for controlling Broadlink devices locally. The following devices are supported:

  • Universal remotes: RM home, RM mini 3, RM plus, RM pro, RM pro+, RM4 mini, RM4 pro, RM4C mini, RM4S, RM4 TV mate
  • Smart plugs: SP mini, SP mini 3, SP mini+, SP1, SP2, SP2-BR, SP2-CL, SP2-IN, SP2-UK, SP3, SP3-EU, SP3S-EU, SP3S-US, SP4L-AU, SP4L-EU, SP4L-UK, SP4M, SP4M-US, Ankuoo NEO, Ankuoo NEO PRO, Efergy Ego, BG AHC/U-01
  • Switches: MCB1, SC1, SCB1E, SCB2
  • Outlets: BG 800, BG 900
  • Power strips: MP1-1K3S2U, MP1-1K4S, MP2
  • Environment sensors: A1
  • Alarm kits: S1C, S2KIT
  • Light bulbs: LB1, LB26 R1, LB27 R1, SB800TD
  • Curtain motors: Dooya DT360E-45/20
  • Thermostats: Hysen HY02B05H
  • Hubs: S3


Use pip3 to install the latest version of this module.

pip3 install broadlink

Basic functions

First, open Python 3 and import this module.

import broadlink

Now let's try some functions...


In order to control the device, you need to connect it to your local network. If you have already configured the device with the Broadlink app, this step is not necessary.

  1. Put the device into AP Mode.
  • Long press the reset button until the blue LED is blinking quickly.
  • Long press again until blue LED is blinking slowly.
  • Manually connect to the WiFi SSID named BroadlinkProv.
  1. Connect the device to your local network with the setup function.
broadlink.setup('myssid', 'mynetworkpass', 3)

Security mode options are (0 = none, 1 = WEP, 2 = WPA1, 3 = WPA2, 4 = WPA1/2)


Use this function to discover devices:

devices =

Advanced options

You may need to specify local_ip_address or discover_ip_address if discovery does not return any devices.

devices ='')  # IP address of your local machine.
devices ='')  # Broadcast address of your subnet.

If the device is locked, it may not be discoverable with broadcast. In such cases, you can use the unicast version broadlink.hello() for direct discovery:

device = broadlink.hello('')  # IP address of your Broadlink device.

If you are a perfomance freak, use broadlink.xdiscover() to create devices instantly:

for device in broadlink.xdiscover():
    print(device)  # Example action. Do whatever you want here.


After discovering the device, call the auth() method to obtain the authentication key required for further communication:


The next steps depend on the type of device you want to control.

Universal remotes

Learning IR codes

Learning IR codes takes place in three steps.

  1. Enter learning mode:
  1. When the LED blinks, point the remote at the Broadlink device and press the button you want to learn.
  2. Get the IR packet.
packet = device.check_data()

Learning RF codes

Learning IR codes takes place in five steps.

  1. Sweep the frequency:
  1. When the LED blinks, point the remote at the Broadlink device for the first time and long press the button you want to learn.
  2. Enter learning mode:
  1. When the LED blinks, point the remote at the Broadlink device for the second time and short press the button you want to learn.
  2. Get the RF packet:
packet = device.check_data()

Canceling learning

You can exit the learning mode in the middle of the process by calling this method:


Sending IR/RF packets


Fetching sensor data

data = device.check_sensors()


Setting power state


Checking power state

state = device.check_power()

Checking energy consumption

state = device.get_energy()

Power strips

Setting power state

device.set_power(1, True)  # Example socket. It could be 2 or 3.
device.set_power(1, False)

Checking power state

state = device.check_power()

Light bulbs

Fetching data

state = device.get_state()

Setting state attributes


Environment sensors

Fetching sensor data

data = device.check_sensors()


Discovering subdevices


Fetching data

Use the DID obtained from get_subdevices() for the input parameter to query specific sub-device.


Setting state attributes

The parameters depend on the type of subdevice that is being controlled. In this example, we are controlling LC-1 switches:

Turn on

device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr=1)
device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr1=1)
device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr2=1)

Turn off

device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr=0)
device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr1=0)
device.set_state(did="00000000000000000000a043b0d0783a", pwr2=0)
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