RSS feed template

The rss_feed_template component can export any information from Home Assistant as a static RSS feed. This can be used to display that information on many types of devices using an RSS reader. While native apps for Home Assistant are not widely available, native RSS readers exist for almost any platform.

For example, on Android, the app “Simple RSS Widget” can be used to display temperatures on the home screen.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  # Accessible on <home assistant url>/api/rss_template/garden
  # Example: https://localhost:8123/api/rss_template/garden
    requires_api_password: False
    title: "Garden {{ as_timestamp(now())|timestamp_custom('%H:%M', True) }}"
    - title: "Outside temperature"
      description: "{% if is_state('sensor.temp_outside','unknown') %}---{% else %}{{states.sensor.temp_outside.state}} °C{% endif %}"

Configuration variables:

  • requires_api_password: (Optional): If true and an API password is set, the password must be passed via ‘?api_password=…’ parameter (Default: True)
  • feed_id (Required): The key is used as the ID of the feed. The feed can be accessed at /api/rss_template/feed_id (example: ‘garden’)
  • title (Optional): The title of the feed, which is parsed as template.
  • items (Required): A list of feed items.
  • items/title (Optional): The title of the item, which is parsed as template.
  • items/description (Optional): The description of the item, which is parsed as template.