Now you have Spook installed; you can start using it. It is hard to explain what Spook does, but its experience in using it is best described as: oddly familiar 🙂.
As Spook extends existing Home Assistant functionality, everything you already know about Home Assistant applies. You might run into an issue raised in the repairs dashboard by Spook, have more devices and entities to play with, some services have more options available, and new services will appear when you create new automations.
Spook will constantly float around in your Home Assistant instance, and if it finds potential issues along the way, it will report them to you by creating an issue in the Home Assistant repairs dashboard.
Spook will always provide you with information on how to fix the issue and, if possible, even provide you with a button to fix it for you.
Maybe Spook has already found something? You can use the My Home Assistant button below to open your Home Assistant instance and show your repairs dashboard.
Services are a common way to control Home Assistant. Most of the actions you’ll use in an automation are calling services. Spook will add new features to existing services that you can use in your automations and scripts. It will also add lots of new ones.
Spook reveals himself on each of the services he added or enriched, so you can easily find and identify them in your Home Assistant instance.
If you like to explore all available services Spook provides and play with them from the comfort of your Home Assistant instance, you can use the My Home Assistant button below to open your Home Assistant instance and show your service developer tools. Scroll through the list of services available and you will notice Spook being there.
Alternatively, take a look at our services reference page to get an instant overview of all services provided by Spook.
Devices & Entities¶
You can find most devices & entities Spook provides, on the Spook integration page. You can use the My Home Assistant button below to open your Home Assistant instance and show the Spook integration page.