Using Home Assistant on a Mac

Has anyone installed Home Assistant on their Mac? I have read it is possible (with lots of Terminal commands) but is it worth it and does it then work? Or should I just buy a Raspberry Pi instead?

If I were going to install it on my Mac, Iā€™d put it in a Docker container. But if you think Home Assistant is something you truly want to use long term, running it on a dedicated Pi is your best option. It will just hum away, largely unattended.

Thank you. I just wanted to experiment with it for a while - a Pi seems the simplest route to go. It gets ever more complicated the more I look at Mac installations.

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