Home Assistant Text Sensor

The homeassistant text sensor platform allows you to create a sensors that import states from your Home Assistant instance using the native API.

# Example configuration entry
text_sensor:
  - platform: homeassistant
    name: "Weather Forecast From Home Assistant"
    entity_id: sensor.weather_forecast

With Home Assistant 2021.6 or newer, entity state attributes can also be imported.

# Example configuration entry
text_sensor:
  - platform: homeassistant
    id: effect
    entity_id: light.led_strip
    attribute: effect

Configuration variables:

  • name (Required, string): The name of the text sensor.

  • entity_id (Required, string): The entity ID to import from Home Assistant.

  • attribute (Optional, string): The name of the state attribute to import from the specified entity. The entity state is used when this option is omitted. Requires Home Assistant 2021.6 or newer.

  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.

  • All other options from Text Sensor.

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