This guide will take you though all the steps you need to install HACS.
Step 1 - Download HACS latest release
Download the latest release from the release page.
Initialize the download by clicking on the "hacs.zip" link at the bottom of the page.
Step 2 - Extract the content
hacs.zip file you downloaded.
After unzipping it looks like:
With this content (NB!: This was the content for 0.20.0, it may be different on other releases.)
Do you see the
.translations directory in the screenshot above? you really really need that one.
Step 3 - Move along the hacs folder to HA
The folder named
hacs needs to be copied to your Home Assistant installation.
Use your favorite tool to move files to Home Assistant.
If this is your first custom_component you would need to create a new folder (see step 4).
hacs folder needs to be placed under
On Hassio/Docker the final location will be
On Hassbian(venv) the final location will be
Step 4 - Create
Open the folder where you have your
If you do not see a
custom_components folder in the same folder as
configuration.yaml, you need to create it.
Step 5 - Restart Home Assistant
Restart Home Assistant once before moving to the next step.
Step 6 - ✏️
You should now be done, next part will be to add it to your configuration.