Installation of Home Assistant

Beginners should check our Getting started guide first. This is for users that require advanced installations.

Home Assistant provides multiple ways to be installed. A requirement is that you have Python 3.5.3 or later installed.

Once Home Assistant is installed, execute the following code in a console/terminal to check if the setup was successful:

$ hass

The first start may take a minute or two because the needed packages will be downloaded and installed. The web interface will be served on http://localhost:8123.

For more details about hass, please refer to the tools section.

If you’re running a Linux-based platform, we suggest you follow the VirtualEnv instructions to avoid using root.

You may need to install additional libraries depending on the platforms/components you want to use.