I almost got put off trying Home Assistant on my Mac because of the complex/useless installation instructions in the docs . For HA-OS, there's no KVM for macOS (you'd have to use QEMU), and VirtualBox is (still?) unavailable for current ARM (Apple Silicon) Macs. And the instructions for HA Core are off-puttingly involved, probably more useful for someone developing HA than for an end user. (... possibly a Python ecosystem-level problem...) Fortunately, it's actually much easier than any of that. I just gave feedback so hopefully it will be fixed in place, but just in case here's my instructions.
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