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Companion app for iOS 2024.1: CarPlay is here!

Hey, that is Bruno. I’ve not too long ago joined Nabu Casa to work full-time on the House Assistant iOS app (thanks House Assistant Cloud subscribers!). Right now I’ve huge information: House Assistant is now obtainable on Apple CarPlay! The discharge is rolling out and ought to be hitting your iOS units quickly (model 2024.1).

CarPlay help now offers House Assistant customers easy accessibility to their units and areas and the flexibility to create customized actions. Customized actions permit customers to create superior motion sequences like unlocking the entrance door and turning on the porch lights. And all of this works throughout the a number of House Assistant servers that you’ve got configured within the app.

Huge because of DXspark for serving to us make the muse of CarPlay and kicking off the venture.

CarPlay options

The app is split into 4 tabs to simply entry the totally different performance. We’ve adopted Apple’s pointers to offer the consumer a well-recognized expertise that they know from different CarPlay apps.

You don’t should configure the CarPlay app individually. It is going to mechanically decide up your House Assistant servers as configured in your app.


Actions are an idea within the House Assistant iOS app that means that you can execute automation in House Assistant. This implies which you can execute any automation you need, corresponding to:

  • “Open the storage and begin heating my residence to 22 levels Celsius”
  • “Shut the storage and announce within the kitchen that I arrived”
  • “Flip the entrance yard lights on and unlock the entrance door”

These actions have been obtainable within the House Assistant for Apple Watch app and may be known as from the House Assistant widgets. With at this time’s launch, you can even simply set off them out of your CarPlay dashboard. That is the characteristic that has already change into a part of my day by day routine.

In the event you haven’t created an Motion but, the CarPlay App can ship a notification to your telephone to information you to get began.

Create your first CarPlay Action
CarPlay Actions


The controls tab will group your units and entities by their area. We have now began small and included probably the most helpful domains first:

  • Button
  • Cowl
  • Enter boolean
  • Enter button
  • Mild
  • Lock
  • Scene
  • Script
  • Change

For these domains, you’ll be able to toggle lights and switches, activate buttons, script, scene actions, and naturally, toggle your storage door or gate.

Create your first CarPlay Action


The areas tab means that you can discover your units and entities based mostly on their space. Shortly scroll by way of an space to see the present states and toggle units.

CarPlay Areas


While you’re driving to your dad and mom, you may want to have the ability to notify them or open their storage door as you arrive. With the “Servers” tab, it is possible for you to to rapidly change and management a special House Assistant server.

This characteristic builds upon the a number of server help that has been a part of the House Assistant iOS app for a few years now.

CarPlay Servers

I hope you’ll take pleasure in utilizing House Assistant on CarPlay. Please tell us what else you want to see obtainable for CarPlay!

Launch notes

  • The app is now obtainable for iOS 15+
  • CarPlay help was added for iOS 16+
  • The Bulgarian language was added
  • Enhancements for iOS Actions so that they’re simpler to make use of
  • In macOS, the window measurement will likely be restored whenever you open the app once more

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