Home Assistant Core 2022.12! 🎄
Already the last release of the year, right on time to bring you some cool new features to work with during the upcoming Holidays!
2022 has been a fantastic year for the Home Assistant project. We became one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing GitHub open source projects! ❤️ Tons of new features each month, and not just that, we matured a lot! Everything became more stable and faster, and the UX made leaps forwards as well!
But! The year isn’t over yet! This release really Matters! We are thrilled to be one of the first in the world to roll out Matter support to the public! 🎉
No Matter devices yet? Don’t worry! There are tons of things in this release that will keep you busy. The Tile card got “features”! You can now extend your Bluetooth range using Shelly devices, and a long-requested feature lands: Local Calendar. 🤩
For 2022, this is it! Thank you for joining our community. Thank you for sharing, helping out, contributing, creating YouTube videos, blog articles, and podcasts.
Thank you for using Home Assistant! ❤️
Happy holidays and for the last time in 2022: Enjoy the release!
- It does Matter!
- Tile card gets features
- Shiny new state colors!
- Local calendar
- Bluetooth proxy using Shelly devices
- New entity:
- Summing entities without templates
- Other noteworthy changes
- New Integrations
- Integrations now available to set up from the UI
- Release 2022.12.1 - December 8
- Release 2022.12.2 - December 11
- Release 2022.12.3 - December 11
- Release 2022.12.4 - December 12
- Release 2022.12.5 - December 13
- Release 2022.12.6 - December 14
- Release 2022.12.7 - December 17
- Release 2022.12.8 - December 21
- Release 2022.12.9 - January, 2
- Need help? Join the community!
- Breaking Changes
- Farewell to the following
- All changes
Don’t forget to join our release party live stream on YouTube today at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CET!
Does it Matter? Yes, Home Assistant does Matter!
Matter is a new smart home interoperability standard, an open-source protocol, that defines how devices can communicate and work together. Read more about Matter in this comprehensive write-up from The Verge.
Today we release the first iteration of the Matter integration for Home Assistant. It is a big and important foundation that is probably best described as “alpha” or maybe even a “developer preview” — allowing anyone to help and jump in on the Matter development. For the first release, we think that is a great start!
At this point, Matter-enabled products are not (yet) generally available. However, if you can get a Matter-certified product, it can be commissioned!
A Matter device integrated with Home Assistant.
Adding Matter devices (commissioning) can be done using our iOS and Android Home Assistant Companion apps. Adding support for this to our apps is being worked on and will become available in the upcoming weeks. The Android Companion app supporting Matter, is currently available for beta testing.
Interested? We have made more details available in our documentation.
In the last release, we introduced the Tile card. Today we extend the Tile card by adding support for “features”.
For the Tile card, “features” are additional extras that can be added to a Tile card. For example, they can provide additional controls or information for the entity the Tile card displays.
Multiple usable Tile features have been added:
- Command buttons for vacuum cleaners
- Brightness slider for lights
- Controls for opening/closing and tilting covers
But that is not all! The Tile card also got colors! 🎨
Based on the entity’s state, the card will get different colors. This color provides an additional visual indication of the entity’s state.
Those lovely new state colors added to the Tile card, as shown above, are not just added to the tile card. This same color logic has now also been applied to the state history and the logbook!
Previously, these colors would be random. Now they are predictable, recognizable and, above all: just look a lot better 🤩
This same experience will also be visible on the dedicated Logbook and History pages of course.
This is one of the longer outstanding and bigger requested features of Home Assistant: A local calendar!
Building a calendar isn’t easy, but Allen Porter did it! And it is not just a calendar with dates and descriptions… oh no! Allen went all in!
We now have a full blown, local, built-in calendar, which can do all-day event or recurring ones tuned to your liking. Even multiple different local calendars are supported!
In the September release, we brought Bluetooth everywhere, by adding Bluetooth proxy support, allowing any ESPHome device in your home to relay Bluetooth traffic across your home.
This release adds support for using Shelly devices as a remote Bluetooth adapter as well!
It works with all second-generation Shelly devices that use firmware 12.0 or later. Those are able to forward Bluetooth advertisements to Home Assistant’s Bluetooth integration. Home Assistant is not able to use Shelly devices to connect to devices, something that is necessry to control devices via Bluetooth. For that, use our Bluetooth Proxies.
This can greatly help with extending the range of your Bluetooth network to help with things like Bluetooth temperature or plant sensors in your home.
In other Bluetooth news: The performance of Bluetooth has, again, been improved this release, and the memory usage should be lower. Always good!
Say hello to a new entity:
text! The text entity is very similar to the
Text helper (also known as
The difference is that the helper is configured and managed by you, while the new text entities are provided by integrations. This means integration can now provide entities that ask for a textual input in the UI.
Let’s say you have two numeric sensor entities, and you like to have an entity that shows the sum of those two; how would you do that? Creating a template entity, right? Nope! 😁
You can now create a new helper entity that sums the values of two (or more) sensor entities into a brand-new entity.
When creating a new helper, select “Combine the state of several sensors”, pick the sensor you’d like to sum, and select “Sum” for the statistic characteristic. Voila!
You might have noticed that this looks like the “Min/Max” helper. True! We have renamed “Min/Max” to “Combine the state of several sensors”, to make it more descriptive as it gets more features.
There is much more juice in this release; here are some of the other noteworthy changes this release:
- You can now set your country and default language Home Assistant should use in the general settings. These new options allow Home Assistant to consider those in future features.
- Using Twinkly in your Christmas tree? 🎄 You can now control the effects! Right on time! Thanks, @Olen!
- MQTT reached the gold level on the integration quality scale! Nice work @jbouwh! But that is not all; it now supports MQTT v5 and WebSocket connections too!
- NO2 and VOC sensor entities are now working with HomeKit. Thanks, @stackia!
- Shelly is now a platinum integration! Thanks, @thecode, @bieniu, and @chemelli74 for your hard work on this integration 🥇
- ZHA now supports the new Aqara c1 pet feeder. Thanks @dmulcahey for adding it, and thanks @kirovilya figuring out the communication!
- The humidifier card, now has on/off controls. Thanks, @Shulyaka
- Amazon Alexa now supports humidifiers. Thanks, @jbouwh!
- BTHome version 2 has been released and Home Assistant now supports it! Thanks, @Ernst79!
- Slack now has a Do Not Disturb sensor you could automate on. Thanks, @tkdrob!
- Support for IP-Secure routing has been added to KNX. Thanks, @farmio!
- Are you using Picnic for your groceries? You can now add products to your order straight from Home Assistant. Thanks, @corneyl!
We welcome the following new integrations in this release:
- air-Q, added by @Sibgatulin
- Aranet, added by @aschmitz
- LIVISI SmartHome, added by @StefanIacobLivisi
- Local Calendar, added by @allenporter
- Matter, added by @marcelveldt, @MartinHjelmare and @agners
- RuuviTag BLE, added by @akx
- Sensirion BLE, added by @akx
- Text, added by @raman325
The following integrations are now available via the Home Assistant UI:
- Set connectable as false for sensirion_ble (@chkuendig - #83481) (sensirion_ble docs)
- Make sure super async_added_to_hass is called (@elupus - #83493) (philips_js docs)
simplisafe-pythonto 2022.12.0 (@bachya - #83497) (simplisafe docs)
- Bump python-matter-server to 1.0.7 (@marcelveldt - #83507) (matter docs)
- Bump pyhik to 0.3.2 (@mezz64 - #83517) (hikvision docs)
- Bump ical to 4.2.2 (@allenporter - #83520) (local_calendar docs)
- Fix issue with Callable, Union, and Python 3.9 mqtt (@cdce8p - #83547) (mqtt docs)
- Update frontend to 20221208.0 (@bramkragten - #83551) (frontend docs)
- Improve local calendar input validation error handling (@allenporter - #83563) (local_calendar docs)
- Bump pip_check conflicts +1 (@frenck - #83536)
- Bump intellifire4py to 2.2.2 (@jeeftor - #83589) (intellifire docs)
- Bump bluetooth-auto-recovery to 0.5.5 (@bdraco - #83597) (bluetooth docs)
- Disable multi-pan (@balloob - #83603) (homeassistant_yellow docs) (homeassistant_sky_connect docs) (homeassistant_hardware docs)
- Bump pyrisco to 0.5.7 (@maartenweyns - #83548) (risco docs)
- Bump pychromecast to 13.0.2 (@emontnemery - #83625) (cast docs)
- Fix fibaro climate unit (@rappenze - #83659) (fibaro docs)
- Fix event sensor for UniFi Protect (@AngellusMortis - #83663) (unifiprotect docs)
- Add missing CONF_SPEED to sensor device_trigger SCHEMA (@SukramJ - #83679) (sensor docs)
- Bump aioshelly to 5.1.1 (@thecode - #83680) (shelly docs)
- Fix delay setting up new Yale Access Bluetooth entries (@bdraco - #83683) (yalexs_ble docs)
- Fix loading of Fritz!Smarthome issues on older Fritz!Box (@mib1185 - #83688) (fritzbox docs)
- Bump androidtv dependency of androitv component (@chatziko - #83707) (androidtv docs)
- lifx: bump aiolifx_effects dependency to v0.3.1 (@Djelibeybi - #83730) (lifx docs)
- Fix IPv6 sensor is only loaded when Fritz!Box is in router mode (@mib1185 - #83757) (fritz docs)
- Fix scan_interval in Scrape (@gjohansson-ST - #83758) (scrape docs)
- Bump bluetooth-auto-recovery to 1.0.0 (@bdraco - #83800) (bluetooth docs)
- Update frontend to 20221212.0 (@bramkragten - #83842) (frontend docs)
- Bump version of ZHA quirks to 0.0.89 (@dmulcahey - #83848) (zha docs)
- Bump pychromecast to 13.0.3 (@emontnemery - #83861) (cast docs)
- Move template check into fritzbox entry setup (@mib1185 - #83863) (fritzbox docs)
- Use the async_migrate_paypal_agreement function to get the migration URL (@ludeeus - #83469) (cloud docs)
- Fix issue on Overkiz Domestic Hot water heater entities with away mode (@nyroDev - #83684) (overkiz docs)
- Bump pyoverkiz to 1.7.2 (@nyroDev - #83866) (overkiz docs)
- Fix bleak-retry-connector get_device hang with HAOS 9.4 and only proxies (@bdraco - #83879) (bluetooth docs)
- Fix HomeKit media players when entity has duplicate sources (@bdraco - #83890) (homekit docs)
- Fix Just Nimbus error codes (@kvanzuijlen - #83856) (justnimbus docs)
- Fix saving options with missing ignored sources in BraviaTV (@Drafteed - #83891) (braviatv docs)
- Bump pychromecast to 13.0.4 (@emontnemery - #83896) (cast docs)
- Update frontend to 20221213.0 (@bramkragten - #83940) (frontend docs)
- Do not add a Content-Type header to ingress (@zeehio - #83425) (hassio docs)
- Bump lupupy dependency to v0.2.3 (@majuss - #83765) (lupusec docs)
- Bump aioshelly to 5.1.2 to fix state updates not firing after reconnect (@bdraco - #83950) (shelly docs)
- Bump aioesphomeapi to 13.0.2 to fix reconnects after bad protobuf message (@bdraco - #83951) (esphome docs)
- Ignore certain device trigger validation errors (@emontnemery - #83972) (device_automation docs)
- Bump pySwitchbot to 0.23.2 (@bdraco - #84002) (switchbot docs)
- Re-add missing Growatt TLX values (@muppet3000 - #84040) (growatt_server docs)
- Update frontend to 20221213.1 (@bramkragten - #84058) (frontend docs)
- Bump govee-ble to 0.19.3 (@bdraco - #84062) (govee_ble docs)
- Update Tibber lib, improve realtime streaming (@Danielhiversen - #84065) (tibber docs)
- Bump bluetooth-auto-recovery to 1.0.3 (@bdraco - #84075) (bluetooth docs)
- Make sure philips_hs remote entity calls parent added (@elupus - #84082) (philips_js docs)
- Bump ical to 4.2.3 (@allenporter - #84104) (local_calendar docs)
- Fix check if Surveillance Station is available in Synology DSM (@mib1185 - #84140) (synology_dsm docs)
- Fix KNX ConfigFlow for manual secure tunnel keys (@farmio - #84155) (knx docs)
- Add missing preset for Overkiz atlantic electrical heater (@nyroDev - #84080) (overkiz docs)
- Fix connectable Bluetooth devices not going available after scanner recovers (@bdraco - #84172) (bluetooth docs)
- Bump ical to 4.2.4 (@allenporter - #84248) (local_calendar docs)
- Bump bluetooth-data-tools to 0.3.1 (@bdraco - #84258) (bluetooth docs) (led_ble docs)
- Skip client metadata values that are None (@ludeeus - #84293) (cloud docs)
- Improve Tibber rt Pulse streaming (@Danielhiversen - #84313) (tibber docs)
- Fix attribute check in prometheus exporter (@mib1185 - #84321) (prometheus docs)
- Handle not available add-on in hassio add-on manager (#84943 - @MartinHjelmare)
- Fix failing HomeKit Controller diagnostics tests (#84936 - @bdraco)
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The scan interval (
scan_interval) option in the Glances configuration is
removed, and the update interval will use the default value (60 seconds).
If you have already configured Glances integrations, the previously saved interval option will still be used. To revert to the default update interval, you need to re-add the integration.
You can use the
homeassistant.update_entity service in an automation
for custom update intervals.
The HERE Travel Time integration now uses the HERE API v8.
publicTransportTimeTable has been merged into
Your configuration will be migrated automatically;
no manual interaction is necessary.
The unit system is no longer controlled by an options setting of the HERE Traveltime integration but uses the built-in custom units configurable per entity.
The distance sensor now uses kilometers as a default and must be manually configured if it was previously using the imperial system.
The videoloss event has been removed from the supported list. The event has always been used as a keep-alive for most Hikvision devices, and the library uses it internally. Leaving it enabled as an option causes everything to break if the event is actually processed, so it was removed to eliminate confusion.
Any customized options specified in the YAML configuration for a videoloss event will need to be removed, and videoloss entities will no longer be generated by the integration.
If you used any of these entities in your automations or scripts, you will need to update those to remove the use of these entities.
The events fired when the mobile app scanned a Tag had an incorrect device ID; This has been corrected.
As a result, the evens now contain a different but correct device ID. If you relied on the device ID in your automations, you might need to adjust those with the new device ID.
The name of the mapping keys used for defining HVAC modes in the Modbus
climate integration (introduced in 2022.11) has changed. This was needed
to fix an issue with the
off key, which has a different meaning in YAML.
hvac_mode_register: address: ... values: off: 0 heat: 1 cool: 2
You now have to use:
hvac_mode_register: address: ... values: state_off: 0 state_heat: 1 state_cool: 2
YAML configuration of MQTT entities under the platform key (e.g.,
which was deprecated in Home Assistant Core 2022.6, is no longer supported.
The configuration must instead be done under the
The legacy MQTT device tracker is no longer supported. See the documentation for the supported MQTT device tracker configuration.
As of this release, you should now use the modern configuration schema for all manually configured MQTT entities. Please note that this does not impact MQTT discovery, for example, Zigbee2MQTT.
encoding configuration option for the MQTT camera set to
was previously deprecated and has now become an invalid configuration.
image_encoding configuration option is now used to set Base64 encoding.
Please use the new
image_encoding config parameter (set to
The unit of measurement for the charging power sensor has been corrected. As the unit has changed, it will create a long-term statistics warning that you need to resolve in the statistics developers tools manually.
You will need to resolve the analytics warning by adjusting the previous unit.
bypassed attribute in Risco zones has been removed and replaced with
a switch. The matching services have also been removed, and you can bypass
and un-bypass a zone using the regular switch services
For example, if you had a call to:
service: risco.bypass_zone target: entity_id: binary_sensor.motion_bedroom
You can replace it with:
service: switch.turn_on target: entity_id: switch.motion_bedroom_bypassed
statistics sensor characteristic has been removed and
replaced by the more versatile
If you use the
quantiles characteristic, you will need to adapt your sensor
configuration to recreate identical values with the
The configuration of
statistics sensors has changed:
state_characteristic configuration setting is now mandatory.
sampling_size configuration setting is now optional and no longer
defaults to the arbitrary value 20. You can now define
max_age, or both depending on your use case. Existing sensors won’t behave
differently by the change. However, you might want to check whether your
currently defined sensors have a meaningful
sampling_size configured or if
you wish to remove this setting altogether.
As new PoE entities were introduced with 2022.11, this release, the old troublesome PoE client implementation that these entities replaced, has been removed. Upgrading will automatically remove the old entities.
Please note that the new PoE entities are disabled by default and represent each PoE-capable port without mapping it to a client.
If you are a custom integration or theme developer and want to learn about breaking changes and new features available for your integration: Be sure to follow our developer blog. The following are the most notable for this release:
- Add more unit enumerators
- Changes to long term statistics APIs
- Entity state color changes
- Introducing new unit enumerators
- Summary of unit system related changes
The following integrations are also no longer available as of this release:
- Google Chat has been removed. It relied on the Google Hangouts APIs, which have been shut down, rendering the integration unusable.
Of course, there is a lot more in this release. You can find a list of all changes made here: Full changelog for Home Assistant Core 2022.12