Manage (Install, track, upgrade) and discover custom elements for Home Assistant directly from the UI.
What?* HACS is a integration that gives the user a powerful UI to handle downloads of custom integrations and plugins.
Highlights of what HACS can do:
- Help you discover new custom elements.
- Help you install (download) new custom elements.
- Help you keep track of your custom elements.
- Shortcuts to repositories/issue tracker
Go into integrations and add HACS. Home Assistant will now try to install every python-package that HACS depends on.
Step 1 might fail for an unknown reason, but if so:
Restart Home Assistant with
sudo snap restart home-assistant-snapand wait for it to boot up. Go back and continue as described in step 1.
You should be prompted with some check-boxes that you need to confirm and then a screen to connect to github api.
Wallah! HACS should be up running. :)
Can't find HACS in the integration list?
Open up a terminal and issue:
sudo snap connect home-assistant-hacs:components home-assistant-snap:components
HACS should auto-connect, but sometimes it might fail. You also have to do this manually if you are using a self-snapped
Please see https://git.giaever.org/joachimmg/home-assistant-hacs#install-from-the-snap-store-recommended for more details.
UPDATES? Out of date?
No worries. HACS is managed by HACS and Home Assistant. After installation you will be able to update HACS whenever there is a new update!