Description

Control and monitor your home from anywhere in the world. Home Assistant Companion lets you control all your devices and provides advanced location and notification engines to allow for complex automations.

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that focuses on local control and privacy. Supported products include:

- Amazon Echo (Alexa)
- Apple TV
- Arduino
- Belkin WeMo
- Dark Sky
- ecobee
- Google Assistant
- Google Cast
- IFTTT
- IKEA Trådfri (Tradfri)
- Kodi/XBMC
- MQTT
- MySensors
- Nest
- Owntracks
- Philips Hue
- Plex
- Pushbullet
- Sonos
- Wink
- Z-Wave

Home Assistant Companion requires a configured Home Assistant instance. The instance must use Home Assistant Cloud or be accessible from the Internet and secured with a valid, non self-signed, SSL certificate for location tracking. Basic notifications work without external access.

What’s New

Version 2021.2.2

NEW SENSORS
Learn more at https://companion.home-assistant.io/docs/core/sensors/

- Frontmost App: Name of the current frontmost app.
- Connection Type: Whether on Wi-Fi, Ethernet or None.
- Displays: Which and how many displays are attached and which is the primary.

MENU ITEM
Control these in Preferences > General.

- Choose to show the app in the Menu Bar, either with or without showing up in the Dock.
- Left-clicking hides and shows the app.
- Right-clicking shows a menu which includes quick access to Actions.
- Optionally launch the app automatically on login.

MISCELLANEOUS
- Updates the Active sensor to turn ‘off’ when the application is quit either manually or due to system shutdown.
- Allows the current network hardware device to decide ‘internal’ status, in addition to which Wi-Fi network you’re connected to. For example, an ethernet dongle on your desk would report a unique value. See the Connection Type sensor for what the app believes the current address is.
- Updated the look of the default icon at small sizes.
- Update Material Design Icons to 5.9.55.
- Adds an event log entry when webhook calls fail due to non-network reasons.
- Improves the error messages for webhook errors, especially around Shortcuts.
- Removes redundant information from Battery Level and Battery State sensors.
- Moves Cloud settings into External URL editing and fixes a couple cases where it would not be switched to immediately.
- Security alerts now look less terrifyingly red and can be controlled by a setting in Privacy whether they are displayed.
- Fixes some cases where zones, notification categories, and actions would not automatically sync sometimes on Big Sur.
- Fixes a crash when deleting an action in a newly-created notification category.
- Fixes getting stuck on e.g. a 404 page due to an invalid notification `url`. Pull to refresh will now reset to the main dashboard in this case.
- Fixes the friendly name of zones not showing up in Location settings.

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2021.2.1: Fixes a crash which prevented Widgets from working.
2021.2.2: Fixes some cases where sensor values sent to the server would get stuck with an outdated version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

jjmmss01 ,

Really good app

This works great, and gives a much nicer cleaner interface than bringing up HA on a web page in a browser.

I think there may be a bug in the iPad version as I am unable to get the location service working. When I select enable in preferences for location updates, the app freezes. This happens on both my iPads (air and pro). I don't have an iPhone to test it on.

Text notifications work good though. Haven't tried the more complicated notifications yet.

I note that in system configuration under privacy/location services, that the home assistant app doesn't show up. This may indicate that there is something missing in the pilist file (think I remember name correctly) in the xtools iOS development environment.

Developer Response ,

We believe the freeze has been fixed as of the last version. Try again and let us know if you are still having problems. Thanks for the feedback!

ihatethatineedanicknameforthis ,

Best smart home software

Home Assistant is awesome, the best smart home software I’ve used for sure. It’s not the easiest to use sometimes, it does take some homework, but it is the most powerful. I love that it’s all self-hosted, I don’t have to worry about any information or communication in the cloud. There are so many integrations available that it surprises me sometimes. This app is great, it functions like you would expect this app to, as an extension of any other interface for the software. I can’t recommend this app enough, and Home Assistant in general if you dedicate the time to it.

Papa4403 ,

I’m Confused

I have 3 different physical locations using HA. I love HA ...but ... I see no difference between using this iPhone app and using my iPhone browser to log into one of my HA instances and then merely saving the address to my iPhone home screen. Which is what I have already been doing.

As a matter of fact, saving the browser address to my iPhone home screen actually remembers the url address, unlike using this app which requires me to re-enter the url address each time I use it.

Maybe this app has an advantage with the notification and location services features of HA (which I don’t use).

With my 3 HA instances I just use my iPhone to log into each location and then save each location to my iPhone home screen. That way I have 3 icons on my home screen that each allow me to quickly go to whichever HA instance I want to go to.

FWIW, I use DuckDNS for each of my HA instances. Maybe my experience would be different or better with Nabu Casa. Not sure. I’m just super confused why I would use this app vs merely saving the url to my iPhone home screen. 🤷🏻‍♂️

App Privacy

The developer, Nabu Casa, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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