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Feature overview

The Home Assistant Companion App provides a convenient way to view and control your Home Assistant instance however it also extends the power of your instance by allowing your device to act as a data source. The Home Assistant Companion App adds numerous sensors (such as battery and network status among others), creates a device_tracker entity to allow location updates to be sent from the device and also provides action shortcuts to trigger scripts or automations.

Not all features are supported by Android at the moment but eventually most features will be supported. Look for the Android Android logo to see what is currently supported.

Feature Comparison:

IntegrationsAndroid FullAndroid MinimaliOSmacOS
Actions
Android Power Menu
Android Quick Settings
Android Shortcuts
Android WebView
Android Widgets
App Events
Haptic Feedback
Siri Shortcuts
Sharing
Theming
URL Handler
Universal Links
X-Callback-URL
Location UpdatesAndroid FullAndroid MinimaliOSmacOS
App Opened
App Refreshed
Background
Enter/Exit Zone
iBeacon
Intent
Notification
Significant Location Change
URL Handler
X-Callback-URL
NotificationsAndroid FullAndroid MinimaliOS
Actionable
Alert Once
Badge
Channels
Cleared
Color
Commands
Critical Alerts
Dynamic Attachments
Grouping
HTML Formatting
Icon
Image
Importance
LED Color
Local Push
Message
Opening a URL
Persistent
Presentation Options
Replaceable Notifications
Request Location Updates
Sound
Status Bar Icon
Sticky
Subject / Subtitle
Text to Speech
Timeout
Title
Vibration Pattern
Video
SensorsAndroid FullAndroid MinimaliOSmacOS
Active Sensor
Active Camera
Active Microphone
Activity Sensors
App Data Sensors
App Importance Sensor
App Memory Sensor
App Usage Sensors
Audio Sensors
Average Active Pace
Battery Level
Battery State
Bluetooth Sensors
BSSID
Camera in Use
Connection Type
Current Time Zone
Current Version
Displays
Distance
Do Not Disturb
Doze
Floors Ascended
Floors Descended
Frontmost App
Geocoded Location
High Accuracy Mode
Interactive
Keyguard Sensors
Last Reboot
Last Update Trigger
Last Used App
Light
Microphone in Use
Mobile Data Sensors
Notification Sensors
Phone State
Power Save
Pressure
Primary Display ID & Name
Proximity
Public IP
Next Alarm
Sim 1
Sim 2
SSID
Steps
Storage
Traffic Stats
Work Profile