Home Connect


The Home Connect integration allows users to integrate their home appliances supporting the Home Connect standard for Bosch and Siemens using the official cloud API.

The integration will add one Home Assistant device for each connected home appliance which will have the following entities:

  • A power switch
  • If the device has programs, switches for each of the individual programs will be added. Note that program options cannot be configured currently.
  • If the device has programs, a timestamp sensor for remaining time and a numeric sensor for the progress percentage.
  • For hood’s functional light a light switch including brightness control will be added.
  • For hood’s and dishwasher’s ambient light a light switch including brightness and color control will be added.

Note that it depends on the appliance and on API permissions which of the features are supported. A notable limitation is that oven programs cannot be started currently.

Prerequisites

  1. Visit https://developer.home-connect.com and sign up for a developer account.
  2. Enter the email of your login for the original Home Connect App from Bosch/Siemens under “Default Home Connect User Account for Testing” in the sign up process.
  3. Under Applications, register a new App:
  • Application ID: Home Assistant (or whatever name makes sense to you)
  • OAuth Flow: Authorization Code Grant Flow
  • Redirect URI: “<INTERNAL_HOME_ASSISTANT_URL>/auth/external/callback Use your internal Home Assistant URL, if you didn’t configure one manually, use your local IP address. Examples: http://192.168.0.2:8123/auth/external/callback, http://homeassistant.local:8123/auth/external/callback.”

Next, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry

home_connect:
  client_id: CLIENT_ID
  client_secret: CLIENT_SECRET

Configuration Variables

client_id string Required

Your Home Connect client ID.

client_secret string Required

Your Home Connect client secret.

Configuration

Adding Home Connect to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by taking the following steps:

  • Browse to your Home Assistant instance.

  • In the sidebar click on Configuration.

  • From the configuration menu select: Integrations.

  • In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.

  • From the list, search and select “Home Connect”.

  • Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.

After completing, the Home Connect integration will be immediately available for use.