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sampsyo /wideq

reverse-engineered client for the LG SmartThinQ API

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A library for interacting with the "LG SmartThinq" system, which can control heat pumps and such. I reverse-engineered the API from their mobile app.

To try out the API, there is a simple command-line tool included here, called

. To use it, provide it with a country and language code via the
flags, respectively:
$ python3 example.py -c US -l en-US

LG accounts seem to be associated with specific countries, so be sure to use the one with which you originally created your account. For Korean, for example, you'd use

-c KR -l ko-KR

On first run, the script will ask you to log in with your LG account. Logging in with Google does not seem to work, but other methods (plain email & password, Facebook, and Amazon) do.

By default, the example just lists the devices associated with your account. You can also specify one of several other commands:

  • ls
    : List devices (the default).
  • mon 
    : Monitor a device continuously, printing out status information until you type control-C. Provide a device ID obtained from listing your devices.
  • ac-mon 
    : Like
    , but only for AC devices---prints out specific climate-related information in a more readable form.
  • set-temp  
    : Set the target temperature for an AC or refrigerator device.
  • set-temp-freezer  
    : Set the target freezer temperature for a refrigerator.
  • turn  
    : Turn an AC device on or off. Use "on" or "off" as the second argument.
  • ac-config 
    : Print out some configuration information about an AC device.


This is by Adrian Sampson. The license is MIT. I also made a Home Assistant component that uses wideq.

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