Home Assistant, ESPHome, and smart home news
Get your latest smart home news right here. Covering everything from Home Assistant and ESPHome to smart homes in general, these articles will keep you on the cutting edge. As open-source projects both Home Assistant and ESPHome are continually being improved and new features are added at a rapid pace. Sometimes even I find it hard to keep up. My goal with these articles is not to replicate any changelogs or blog posts but to pick out the most relevant stories and share them with you, the Home Assistant enthusiast.
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The Logitech Harmony remotes have been discontinued. Find out why this happened and what the alternatives to the Logitech Harmony are.
Linus ‘Linus Tech Tips’ Sebastian recently featured the open-source home automation software Home Assistant in one of LTT’s YouTube videos.
The servers needed for Osram Lightify will be shut down next summer. Find out what this means for you and what the alternatives are.
The upcoming Home Assistant Core release for the month of April (2021.4) will make finding errors in your automations much easier.
Confusion is currently reigning over Yeelight devices and their ability to be controlled locally by Home Assistant.
ITEAD, otherwise known for their Sonoff line of devices, has just release a $6.99 Zigbee 3.0 dongle.
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.
Home Assistant OS Release 5 officially supports the 8 GB Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. It can now power your smart home without relying on workarounds.