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How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to Home Assistant with Bluetooth Proxy

How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to Home Assistant with Bluetooth Proxy
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In this article, we will explore how we can create a Bluetooth proxy with ESP32 to connect Bluetooth devices to Home Assistant

Table of Contents


  1. Home Assistant OS setup and running.
    You can check this link to see how you can install it for the first time.
  2. ESP32 Dev Board
    Links to buy this: ESP32 Wroom

Creating a Bluetooth Proxy for Home Assistant

ESPHome provides an easy mechanism to create a Bluetooth proxy using an ESP32.

To create a Bluetooth proxy follow these steps.

Step 1: Connect your ESP32 dev board to your computer using USB.

Step 2: Open the URL on a Chrome or Edge Browser.

Step 3: Select the Bluetooth proxy option.

Step 4: Select Generic ESP32 and then click on Connect.


Step 5: Now select the USB that you connected the ESP32 with.

proxy usb select

Step 6: Click on Install Bluetooth Proxy


Step 7: After installation, you will be asked to provide Wifi credentials. Provide your wifi name and password.

Once the connection is successful, you can now proceed with connecting with Home Assistant.

Connecting Bluetooth Proxy to Home Assistant

To connect the Bluetooth proxy to Home Assistant, follow these steps.

Step 1: Go to Home Assistant Settings on the left panel

Step 2: Click on Devices & Services.

Step 3: Click on Add Integration from the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 4: Search for ESPhome

Step 5: Provide the IP address of the ESP32 device that is connected to your wifi network and click Connect.

You can find the IP address of the ESP32 device on your internet router settings page. You should see the device with a name like e.g “Bluetooth-proxy-”.

After clicking connect, you should now see the Bluetooth Proxy on the ESPHome Integration page.


If any Bluetooth devices are compatible with Home Assistant, they will automatically be visible on the Integrations page of Home Assistant.

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