The Steam integration will allow you to track the online status of public Steam accounts.
Adding Steam to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar click on Settings.
From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select “Steam”.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
Steam has a friends list privacy feature that interferes with easily adding sensors to track friends’ activities. Setting the friends list to Public during initial setup will allow the integration to see them for easy adding. It is not necessary to keep the friends list Public.
Go to your profile, select “Edit Profile”, “Privacy Settings”.
You need a free API key to use the platform.
To find an account’s 64-bit SteamID on profiles without a custom URL you can check the URL of the profile page, the long string of numbers at the end is the 64-bit SteamID. If the profile has a custom URL you will have to copy the URL into STEAMID I/O to find the 64-bit SteamID.
If you want to add the accounts to a group for example you will have to use:
# Example configuration.yaml entry group: steam: name: Steam entities: - sensor.steam_account1 - sensor.steam_account2