Home Assistant, ESPHome, and Self-Hosted Software Changelogs

Home Assistant is constantly changing and evolving. One day, you might be editing your automations and scripts using YAML, the next you might be using a fancy and user-friendly interface. The same goes for ESPHome and many other self-hosted home automation software commonly used. The following articles will let you stay on top of everything that is new to your favourite applications.

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Home Assistant adds support for a $4 mmWave sensor

Jan 26, 2023

In an upcoming update, Home Assistant will support Hi-Link LD2410B, which at ~US$4 is one of the most affordable mmWave presence sensors available.

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Assist is Home Assistant's first step in becoming more conversational

Jan 26, 2023

With Home Assistant Core 2023.2, we are getting a taste of what is to come in Home Assistant's year of the voice.

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Mushroom lives and receives new features

Jan 19, 2023

Mushroom Cards v2.5.1 for Home Assistant adds a new Select Card, while the Title Card gains support for title and subtitle actions.

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Zigbee2MQTT allows you to temporarily disable devices

Jan 5, 2023

Zigbee2MQTT 1.29.0 allows you to disable devices, shrinks the Docker image, and enables OTA updates for a whole host of new devices.

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Home Assistant adds proper integration with Google Assistant

Dec 29, 2022

Home Assistant's integration with the Google Assistant SDK lets you broadcast messages without interrupting music playback and send commands.

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New firmware for C2652/CC1352 Zigbee routers adds an important feature

Dec 7, 2022

A new firmware for Zigbee routers used by Zigbee2MQTT might improve your link quality immeasurably.

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Home Assistant now supports Matter

Dec 4, 2022

Just before Christmas, Home Assistant adds support for Matter, the connectivity standard touted as being the future of the smart home.

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ESPHome: Simplified LCD Menu Creation for Your Projects

Nov 20, 2022

ESPHome's new LCD Menu component will open up the world of creating information displays to those not experienced with electronics.

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ESPHome supports the Raspberry Pi Pico W (RP2040)

Nov 20, 2022

ESPHome, in its latest iteration, has finally added support for one of the most interesting microcontrollers: the Raspberry Pi Pico W.

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Home Assistant natively integrates with the Roborock S7 MaxV

Nov 17, 2022

Owners of what is likely the most advanced robot vacuum cleaner can now integrate it natively with Home Assistant.

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