You can launch the Home Assistant dashboard from the Android Power Menu

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The Home Assistant companion app for Android has recently been updated, bringing new possibilities for users to interact with their smart home devices. This update allows you to add your lights, switches, and other devices to the Power Menu, a feature introduced in Android 11. As of now, only a small portion of users have access to Android 11, which explains the limited buzz around this new feature. However, for those who have it, this integration can significantly enhance their smart home experience.

A useful discovery for Home Assistant users

One Reddit user, /u/agneev, shared a valuable tip regarding the Home Assistant dashboard and the Power Menu. By long-pressing any of the added devices in the Power Menu, users can launch the Home Assistant dashboard directly. This simple trick streamlines the process of managing your smart home devices on Android 11.

This latest update to the Home Assistant companion app for Android demonstrates the potential for seamless integration between smart home technology and smartphone operating systems. As Android 11 becomes more widespread, users can expect an even more connected and efficient smart home experience.

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by u/agneev in homeassistant
A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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