The Apprise service is an all-in-one solution to open up Home Assistant to just about every Notification platform (such as Amazon SNS, Discord, Telegram, Slack, MSTeams, Twilio, etc.)
To use Apprise supported notifications, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry using URLs notify: - name: NOTIFIER_NAME platform: apprise url: YOUR_APPRISE_URLS
You can also pre-define your own configuration files while storing them either remotely or locally. Simply just use the
# Example configuration.yaml entry using externally located Apprise # Configuration Files/Sites: notify: - name: NOTIFIER_NAME platform: apprise config: YOUR_APPRISE_CONFIG_URLS
There is no restriction on the number of URLs or Apprise Configuration locations you wish to define. You can also use both of the lines in conjunction with one another:
# Example configuration.yaml entry using all options notify: - name: NOTIFIER_NAME platform: apprise config: YOUR_APPRISE_CONFIG_URLS url: YOUR_APPRISE_URLS
- service: notify.NOTIFIER_NAME data: message: "A message from Home Assistant"
If you’re using configuration files to store your Apprise URLs in, then you have the added bonus of associating tags with them. By default, Apprise in Home Assistant will only notify the elements that have no tags associated with them. You can optionally focus on only notifying a specific service based on the tag(s) you assigned them like so:
- service: notify.NOTIFIER_NAME data: message: "A message from Home Assistant" target: [ "tag_name1", ]
all is reserved to notify absolutely everything, whether you have a tag associated with a URL or not.
There are over 50 supported Notification services supported by Apprise. Each has their own tweaks and customizations you can leverage.
- For instructions on how to construct the URLs, visit here.
- For instructions on how you can customize your own Apprise configuration files (referenced through the
configdirective), check out the following: