Native Roborock integration joins the Home Assistant family

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In a delightful turn of events, Home Assistant has recently welcomed Roborock into its native integrations family. This development follows the past introduction of a custom integration, and it's a significant stride for those who own one of Roborock's top-of-the-line robot vacuum cleaners. Previously, you had to have your Roborock robot vacuum cleaner set up in the Mi Home app for integration purposes. Now, thanks to the developers' tireless efforts, Roborock's robot vacuum cleaners can be integrated directly into Home Assistant, regardless of whether it's set up in the Roborock or Mi Home app. Quite a tidy solution, wouldn't you say?

Features of the Roborock-Home Assistant Integration

The official integration of Roborock with Home Assistant is no bare-bones affair. It comes packed with a host of features that allow you to control and monitor your Roborock vacuum. Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect:

So, if you're a Roborock owner, this integration is sure to sweep you off your feet. It's a smart move by Home Assistant that’s sure to clean up well with users. The integration employs local polling, but it's worth noting that, currently, there's no provision to block the vacuum from the internet.

Should the custom Roborock integration be uninstalled?

As the curtain rises on the official Roborock integration in Home Assistant Core 2023.5, you might find yourself on the horns of a dilemma. Should you bid adieu to the custom integration and embrace its official offspring? It's not an easy question to answer, especially when you consider that both versions share the same creative parent. The solution, as always, lies in the details of your specific needs.

If your heart beats for reliability, then the official Roborock integration with Home Assistant is your perfect match. This version struts on a stage that's been rigorously tested, making it less likely for bugs to gatecrash the performance.

On the other hand, if you're a thrill-seeker chasing the latest features, even at the expense of stability, then the custom integration is your song. Being a custom creation, it dances to its own tune, with the developer as the sole choreographer.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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