Sending iMessage notifications with Home Assistant
Even though Apple iMessage does not offer API for home users, there is a way to send iMessage using the built-in osascript tool. I will show how to use Home Assistant to send messages using your Mac.
April 12, 2023
Creating Home Assistant status dashboard
My favorite aspect of my Home Assistant Lovelace UI is a status overview dashboard that I built using the default Markdown card and a few simple YAML scripts. In this article, I will show you examples that you can easily customize for your own dashboard.
March 29, 2023
Universal TV control with Home Assistant
The smart TV standards are very fragmented and universal TV remotes are slowly disappearing, but thanks to Home Assistant, you can build your own TV control interface. In this post, I will walk you through my setup and show a few Lovelace UI examples.
March 23, 2023
Synchronize timers between Google Home and Home Assistant
This quick recipe will show you how to import and display timers and alarms from your Google Home devices into Home Assistant.
February 11, 2023
Energy monitoring with Emporia Energy and Home Assistant
I have been looking at different energy monitoring options for my home, but always found them too expensive and complicated. I simply wanted to understand how much energy I am using in real-time and draw some insights about my power-hungry devices.
December 5, 2022
Build custom Google Assistant voice commands
If you like using voice to run your home automations, Google Assistant could be a good option. Most…
October 8, 2021
Expose your old TV to HomeKit
Apple announced the addition of TV devices to HomeKit in 2019, which means if your TV is older…
September 7, 2021
Incredible Home Assistant designs
When I first tried Home Assistant a few years ago, I was impressed by the functionality, but the…
September 5, 2020
Monitoring last device run time
One of the key benefits of Home Assistant is that you get access to all sorts of historical…
September 4, 2020
Send iOS notifications to Slack
If you are looking for a simple way to connect your iOS device with Slack, this simple Shortcut…
August 15, 2020