Awesome open-source projects for Home Assistant users to enjoy

A list of related, self-hosted applications I have either tested or actively use. As Home Assistant was my entry in to self-hosting, this list might be of interest for those only just getting started. Many, if not all, of these projects can be integrated with Home Assistant. Just as I do Home Assistant, all of my self-hosted applications run as Docker containers on my Unraid system.

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Ad and Internet tracker blockers

A list of related, self-hosted projects I’ve either tested or actively use. Many, if not all, of these projects can be integrated with Home Assistant. Interested in why I recommend these applications but use ads on this website? Read this article (tl;dr: Hosting, domains, and time costs).

AdGuard Home

AdGuard Home is a network-wide ad-and-tracker blocking DNS server with parental control (adult content blocking) capabilities. Its purpose is to let you control your entire network and all your devices, and it does not require using a client-side program.

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Pi-hole

Pi-hole is a popular network-level advertisement and tracker blocking application which acts as a DNS sinkhole. It can also act as a DHCP server. Pi-hole has the ability to block traditional website advertisements as well as advertisements in unconventional places, such as smart TVs and mobile operating system advertisements.

Home Assistant Community Add-on: The Pi-hole add-on is deprecated and will no longer be supported, maintained, and will not receive future updates or fixes. It is not suggested that you use this add-on.

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Personal video recorders

Sonarr

Sonarr tracks and automatically gathers data from indexers for TV shows. It is a popular, and in my opinion, a far superior, alternative to Sick Beard and SiCKRAGE and is essential for anyone wanting to automate their downloads of TV shows.

Sonar Docker image: Sonarr does not provide an official image. I highly recommend the image provided by LinuxServer.

Radarr

Radarr is an application for automatically downloading movies via Usenet and BitTorrent. The project was inspired by other movie downloaders such as CouchPotato.

Sonar Docker image: Radarr does not provide an official image. I highly recommend the image provided by LinuxServer.