Groups allow the user to combine multiple entities into one. A group can be promoted to a view by setting the
view option to
yes. This will make the group available as a new tab in the frontend.
Check the Set State page from the Developer Tools and browse the Current entities: listing for all available entities.
By default, every group appears in the HOME tab. If you name a group
default_view it will REPLACE the contents of the HOME tab so you can customize it as you wish.
# Example configuration.yaml entry group: default_view: view: yes entities: - group.awesome_people - group.climate kitchen: name: Kitchen entities: - switch.kitchen_pin_3 upstairs: name: Kids icon: mdi:account-multiple view: yes entities: - input_boolean.notify_home - camera.demo_camera - device_tracker.demo_paulus - group.garden
- view (Optional): If yes then the entry will be shown as a view (tab).
- name (Optional): Name of the group.
- icon (Optional): If the group is a view, this icon will show at the top in the frontend instead of the name. If it’s not a view, then the icon shows when this group is used in another group.
- entities (Required): array or comma delimited string, list of entities to group.
Example of groups shown as views in the frontend.
If all entities in a group are switches or lights then Home Assistant adds a switch at the top of the card that turns them all on/off at once.
You can create views (tabs) that contain other groups.
Notice in the example below that in order to refer to the group “Living Room”, you use
group.living_room (lowercase and spaces replaced with underscores).
# Example configuration.yaml entry that shows two groups, referred to in a view group (tab) Living Room: entities: - light.light_family_1 - binary_sensor.motion_living Bedroom: light.light_bedroom, switch.sleeping Rooms: view: yes name: Rooms entities: - group.living_room - group.bedroom