Home Assistant provides a platform for home control and home automation. Home Assistant is not just an application: it's an embedded system that provides an experience like other consumer off-the-shelf products: onboarding, configuration and updating is all done via an easy to use interface.
- The operating system provides the bare minimal Linux environment to run Supervisor and Core.
- The Supervisor manages the operating system.
- The Core interacts with the user, the supervisor and IoT devices & services.
Users have different requirements what they want from a home automation platform. That's why it is possible to run only part of the Home Assistant stack. For more information, see the installation instructions.