The most recent update to the Home Assistant companion app for Android introduced the possibility of adding your lights, switches, and more to the Power Menu which was introduced in Android 11. Currently, only a handful of users actually have Android 11 on their smartphones, so news of this feature has been rather scant.
In ESPHome Version 1.16.0, the focus seems to be on displays: You will have six new options for your next project.
Home Assistant Core 2021.2 brings with it a major change for those invested in the Z-Wave ecosystem, a few new Home Assistant integrations, more web interface setups, and one service has been lost.
The most recent update to the Home Assistant Android app is laying the groundwork for you to be able to control Home Assistant, from Wear OS.
About Liam Alexander Colman
Liam Alexander Colman has been using Home Assistant for various projects for quite some time. What started of with a Raspberry Pi quickly became three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-blown server. I now use Unraid as my operating system and Home Assistant happily runs in a Docker container. My personal setup includes many Zigbee devices as well as integrations with existing products such as my Android TV box. Read on to find out more on how I got started with Home Assistant.