Zero-configuration networking (zeroconf)


The zeroconf integration will scan the network for supported devices and services. Discovered integrations will show up in the discovered section on the integrations page in the configuration panel. It will also make Home Assistant discoverable for other services in the network. Zeroconf is also sometimes known as Bonjour, Rendezvous, and Avahi.

Integrations can opt-in to be found by adding either a Zeroconf section or a HomeKit section to their manifest.json.

Configuration

This integration is by default enabled, unless you’ve disabled or removed the default_config: line from your configuration. If that is the case, and you wish to have Home Assistant scan for integrations using zeroconf and HomeKit, the following example shows you how to enable this integration manually:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
zeroconf:

Configuration Variables

zeroconf map
default_interface boolean (Optional, default: true)

By default, zeroconf will broadcast on the default interface. For systems that require broadcasting mdns on all interfaces, change this option to false if zeroconf does not function.

ipv6 boolean (Optional, default: true)

By default, zeroconf will enable IPv6 support. If your network has trouble with IPv6 being enabled, you can set this option to false.