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Many modern TVs can be controlled not only with IR remote. Many could be easily integrated with Home Assistant or any other smart home solution. Samsung smart TVs, LG with WebOS... But what if your TV...

Previously I was using JBL Bar connected to a TV in my living room. It was controlled with WiFi IR bridge, so whenever my Chromecast or PS4 was in playing state, the Bar was turned on and ready.

Now...

At the beginning there was nothing. I mean nothing smart in my rental apartment. The first device in my setup was Sonoff Basic WiFi relay. Unfortunately, I don't remember what I was controlling with...

Yes, it is possible and you don't need to build anything from sources. Sending SMS from your home could be useful, for example, to send emergency alerts. But what about receiving and parsing SMS messa...

Home Assistant 0.115 got an ability to use variables in automation and scripts. You can declate variables even using templates and use them across the script or automation. Here is an example from rel...

While there is a component in Home Assistant for Samsung SmartThings integration, the things with vacuum cleaners is not so obvious as it can be. While I’m not sure about an older versions of Samsun...

The last thing you want to see setting up your smart home with Home Assistant is definitely huge amount of hubs and separate accounts. But we have some good sensors and switches from Xiaomi in other h...

Previously my presence detection in Home Assistant works through Asus router and asuswrt component. And it was bad. Very bad. Recently I switched to Google WiFi and realized that the only way to imp...

So I have several Xiaomi Aqara buttons. Today I want to explain how to use this button as a smart doorbell that will play sound to your Google Home device through Home Assistant.

All my Aqara ZigBee...

So there was a simple air humidifier… Actually this post is a good example on how to make your regular boring home appliance little smarter. The main part of my humidifier will be the Wemos (or Lolin)...