Home Assistant Setup – HassIO | Smart Home Automation



Setup Home Assistant, Smart Home Automation System, “HASS” in just 10 minutes with a Raspberry PI 3. Easily Add SSH, Samba and Home Assistant. Hass.io is a great alternative to openhab.

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23 Replies to “Home Assistant Setup – HassIO | Smart Home Automation”

  1. bferrell

    so… when I try to add a user, it always tells me 'check_ntlm_password: Authentication for user [user] -> [user] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER, authoritative=1' regardless of the user name/pass I enter in the settings. Using v4.1 of the Samba plugin.

  2. clauserg

    Great video, I wonder if HassIO onstallation would scrifice features of the regular multi steps installation of Home Automation cause I mainly want to have Home Assitant to work with Alexa to command all my devices. Is there any sacrifices of using HassIO? Do you use your HassIO with Alexa?

  3. CrankyCoder

    How do you feel about this compared to openhab? I chose openhab back a couple years back because I wanted the widest set of supported devices. I am also a programmer so i didn't mind the old school programming of rules. I did a bunch of research back then and felt openhab was best for what i had and wanted to do. do you feel anything lately has stepped in to take over that spot?

  4. Andrew

    Great video. Agree with your comment about HA documentation. Individual elements of documentation are there, but like you say, not great for first-time beginners. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  5. R McK

    Bill, now that you're moving from OpenHAB and testing anew, I wonder if the next logical progression would be something even more universally capable.

    For example, I've just started playing with Node Red along with testing some ESP32 relays over Wi-Fi. What I like about Node Red being the exceptional flexibility and interop that can't be obtained elsewhere. Connecting to a custom DB. Keep in mind that Node Red also has a auto-generated UI as well (the UI is the one area where HASS obviously outsides NR being that NR is a univeral IoT app and not specific to Home Automation alone).

  6. Jeff Fite

    yoyo Tech… I have a unique situation and think you'd be able to help. I'm a quadriplegic and I have no movement from my neck down. I operate a Windows PC with my eyes using a TobiiDynavox EyePlus tracker. The dilemma I have is the eye tracker only works with Windows. I cannot speak out loud either, but I can have the pc say whatever I type, so I bought an Amazon Echo. It does the job, but typing with my eyes takes forever, hence why it takes forever to type in what I want Echo to do. I do have an IR emitter attached to my pc which allows me to control my television and Nvidia Shield.

    Are there any programs out there that I can put onto my computer to control the things around my house? I always see cool new things coming out, but seems they are only geared towards Android and ios platforms. But, like I was saying, I can't use a phone or tablet. only my windows laptop. If you have any suggestions, please fill me in. Being able to control my surroundings would greatly improve my morale and quality of life. Thank you!

  7. Herbert Müller

    Info: The Google Assistant addon for Hass.io is for dialog conversations and you have to attach microphone and speaker to your Pi. If you want to control your devices with Google Home or your Smartphone you have to use the Home Assistant component named Google Assistant

  8. Kenny Trussell

    I installed the Hass.io image the same as you (except using a PC). I got my Zwave hub working easily and can lock and unlock a Zwave lock. I am having difficulty getting my Amazon Echo (Alexa) working, however. All the instructions on the net are based on an installation of Home Assistant that was done the more manual way, not with the image as you have done. I would really like to see a video or other instructions on how to get Alexa working with Home Assistant.

  9. Firespyer

    I just started with Home Assistant as well, moving off of SmartThings. Looking forward to your other videos on it. The Home Assistant Discord is usually pretty helpful when you get stuck.

  10. Andrés Arenas Vélez

    Great video. I'm using Home Assistant on docker for about a month and its just great. I agree that documentation is a little confusing at first, but when you get the idea of how things work, it's just awesome. Another aspect to take into account is the super fast pace the project is evolving. Almost every week there's and update, adding new components, fixing bugs, and sometimes even breaking things to introduce new features. In general is a work in progress but stable enough to be used effectively. Also, the community is very responsive, they put sample configurations and discuss troubleshooting and use cases, in general is a very active community.

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