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Home Assistant Guide is your source for guides, news, and reviews related to the world’s most popular open-source home automation software. Home Assistant is an open-source DIY home automation platform. All you need to get started is a Raspberry Pi and a bit of patience.

SONOFF announces the NSPanel Pro with Zigbee

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SONOFF’s NSPanel Pro has an ambient light sensor, microphone, speaker, and Zigbee capabilities and promises tight integration with Home Assistant.
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Upgrade your lights with this Prime Day Deal on Philips Hue bulbs

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Philips Hue’s line-up is considered one of the best when it comes to Zigbee lights and bulbs. They produce a consistent and pleasant glow and are widely compatible with other Zigbee devices.

Snag some discounted Zigbee 3.0 devices from Aqara

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Aqara has discounted the Motion Sensor P1, the Smart Curtain Motor E1, and Security Camera Hub Indoor G2H Pro.

Get these discounted, platinum-rated TP-Link Kasa lights and plugs

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TP-Link, the maker of Kasa Smart products, has discounted a smart LED strip, a bulb, and an outdoor plug for Amazon Prime Day.

How to integrate your 3D printer with Home Assistant using OctoPrint

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Learn how to integrate your 3D printer with Home Assistant using OctoPrint. While there is a native integration, MQTT offers more sensors and controls.

ESPHome will support the Wi-Fi enabled Raspberry Pi Pico W

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ESPHome might soon have to change its name, as support for the Raspberry Pi Pico W is coming. It retains the RP2040 and 40-pin GPIO, but adds 802.11n Wi-Fi.

room-assistant isn’t dead, but looking for a maintainer

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In its current state, room-assistant is very much usable, but due to a lack of spare time, the creator is open to finding a new maintainer.

How to set up and use Music Assistant for Home Assistant

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Music Assistant is a new service that turns Home Assistant in to a jukebox. It merges your libraries and can play TTS messages without stopping the music.

Philips finally offers a remote featuring a dial (and more!)

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Philips recently announced the Philips Hue Tap dial switch, the wall- and ceiling-mountable Hue Perifo lighting system, and a battery-powered table lamp.

SmartDry goes bust and creates a bunch of e-waste

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In another example of why local access to devices is crucial, SmartDry going bust has left customers with an expensive paperweight and our planet with yet more e-waste.

Jasco is working with Home Assistant to deliver firmware updates

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It took a YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers to convince Jasco to rethink their firmware policy. Sadly, this is the state of many smart home products.

Latest changelogs

Home Assistant brings back Bluetooth support with a bang

Home Assistant now lets you see the map

Music Assistant adds YouTube Music and global search

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