It’s time for the August release and there is some serious good stuff this time. The core of Home Assistant has gone some serious clean up and a bump in test coverage thanks to @balloob. If you’re a developer, make sure you read up on the deprecation notices. @fabaff did another great round of documenting all the various components.
MQTT Support The big new addition in this release is the support for the MQTT protocol by @fabaff with some help from @balloob. It will now be possible to integrate any IoT device that talks via MQTT. For the initial release we support connecting Home Assistant to a broker (no TLS yet). Components can now subscribe and publish to MQTT topics (see the example) and also support for the automation component has been added. For more information, see the MQTT component page.
# Example configuration.yaml entry mqtt: broker: IP_ADDRESS_BROKER # All the other options are optional: port: 1883 keepalive: 60 qos: 0 username: your_username password: your_secret_password
Raspberry Pi GPIO Support @gbarba has contributed support to use the general purpose input and output pins on a Raspberry Pi as switches inside Home Assistant.
# Example configuration.yaml entry switch: platform: rpi_gpio ports: 11: Fan Office 12: Light Desk
ASUSWRT based routers @persandstrom has contributed support to do prescence detection using ASUSWRT based routers.
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: platform: asuswrt host: YOUR_ROUTER_IP username: YOUR_ADMIN_USERNAME password: YOUR_ADMIN_PASSWORD
Logitech Squeezebox media player support @persandstrom also contributed support for the Logitech Squeezebox media player. This allows you to control your Logitech Squeezebox from Home Assistant.
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: platform: squeezebox host: 192.168.1.21 port: 9090 username: user password: password
Slack notification support @jamespcole has contributed a Slack platform for the notification platform. This allows you to deliver messages to any channel.
# Example configuration.yaml entry notify: platform: slack api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ default_channel: '#general'
Edimax Smart Switches support @rkabadi has contributed support for integrating Edimax Smart Switches into Home Assistant.
# Example configuration.yaml entry switch: platform: edimax host: 192.168.1.32 username: YOUR_USERNAME password: YOUR_PASSWORD name: Edimax Smart Plug
RFXtrx sensor support @danielhiversen has contributed support for RFXtrx sensors. It supports sensors that communicate in the frequency range of 433.92 MHz.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: - platform: rfxtrx device: PATH_TO_DEVICE
The path to your device, e.g.,
TEMPer temperature sensor support Support for Temper temperature sensors has been contributed by @rkabadi.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: temper