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:
Step 1 might fail for an unknown reason, but if so:
Restart Home Assistant with sudo snap restart home-assistant-snap and wait for it to boot up. Go back and continue as described in step 1.
sudo snap restart home-assistant-snap
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 home-assistant-snap.
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 Out of date?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!
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
On Debian 9 (Stretch) and newer, snap can be installed directly from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core
To install Home Assistant Community Store, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install home-assistant-hacs
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