Groups allow the user to combine multiple entities into one. A group can be promoted to a view by setting
view: yes under the group definition. This will make the group available as a new tab in the frontend.
Check the Set State page from the Developer Tools and browse the Current entities: listing for all available entities.
By default, every group appears in the HOME tab. If you create a group
default_view it will REPLACE the contents of the HOME tab so you can customize the HOME tab as you wish.
# Example configuration.yaml entry group: default_view: view: yes icon: mdi:home entities: - group.kitchen - group.awesome_people - group.climate kitchen: name: Kitchen entities: - switch.kitchen_pin_3 upstairs: name: Kids icon: mdi:account-multiple view: yes entities: - input_boolean.notify_home - camera.demo_camera - device_tracker.demo_paulus - group.garden climate: name: Climate view: no entities: - sensor.bedroom_temp - sensor.porch_temp awesome_people: name: Awesome People view: no entities: - device_tracker.dad_smith - device_tracker.mom_smith
view (Optional): If yes then the entry will be shown as a view (tab) at the top. Groups that are set to
view: yescannot be used as entities in other views.
- name (Optional): Name of the group.
- icon (Optional): If the group is a view, this icon will show at the top in the frontend instead of the name. If the group is a view and both name and icon have been specified, the icon will appear at the top of the frontend and the name will be displayed as the mouse-over text. If it’s not a view, then the icon shows when this group is used in another group.
control (Optional): Set value to
hidden. If hidden then the group switch will be hidden.
- entities (Required): array or comma delimited string, list of entities to group.
Example of groups shown as views in the frontend.
If all entities in a group are switches or lights then Home Assistant adds a switch at the top of the card that turns them all on/off at once. If you want to hide this switch, set
You can create views (tabs) that contain other groups (but not other groups which are marked as
Notice in the example below that in order to refer to the group “Living Room”, you use
group.living_room (lowercase and spaces replaced with underscores).
# Example configuration.yaml entry that shows two groups, referred to in a view group (tab) Living Room: control: hidden entities: - light.light_family_1 - binary_sensor.motion_living Bedroom: light.light_bedroom, switch.sleeping Rooms: view: yes name: Rooms entities: - group.living_room - group.bedroom
Some components automatically create special groups containing component entities. These groups are named like
group.all_..., for example:
You can see list of these groups in State page of the Developer Tools.
Default groups appear in the HOME tab, if not overridden by user views and groups. Default groups are hidden by default, so you must customize them to be visible in your custom groups and views.
# Example configuration.yaml to include default groups in custom view customize: group.all_automations: hidden: false group.all_scripts: hidden: false group: automation_view: name: Automation view: yes entities: - group.all_automations - group.all_scripts
When any member of a group is
on then the group will also be
on. Similarly with a device tracker, when any member of the group is
home then the group is
You can also order your groups using customize with
order: if they don’t show up in the order you want them in.
# Example configuration.yaml to order groups with order: customize: group.all_automations: order: 1 group.all_scripts: order: 2 group: automation_view: name: Automation view: yes entities: - group.all_automations - group.all_scripts