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.

iOS and Android Feature Comparison:

IntegrationsandroidiOS
Actions
Android Widgets
App Events
Haptic Feedback
Siri Shortcuts
Theming
URL Handler
Universal Links
X-Callback-URL
Location UpdatesandroidiOS
App Opened
App Refreshed
Background
Enter/Exit Zone
iBeacon
Intent
Notification
Significant Location Change
URL Handler
X-Callback-URL
NotificationsandroidiOS
Actionable
Badge
Channels
Click Action
Color
Critical Alerts
Dynamic Attachments
HTML Formatting
Icon
Image
Importance
LED Color
Message
Persistent
Presentation
Replaceable Notifications
Request Location Updates
Sound
Sticky
Subject
Subtitle
Threads
Timeout
Title
Vibration Pattern
Video
SensorsandroidiOS
Activity Sensor
Average Active Pace
Battery Level
Battery State
BSSID
Connection Type
Distance
Floors Ascended
Floors Descended
Geocoded Location
Last Update Trigger
Sim 1
Sim 2
SSID
Steps
Storage