2023.1: Happy New Year of the voice!
Happy New Year! 🍾
We wish you, and all the loved ones around you, all the best for 2023! 🥂
2023: What an exciting year this will be; The year of the voice! And not just that, many exciting things are expected this year. More spoilers can be found in the State of the Open Home 2022 recording on YouTube.
Starting this amazing year with: Home Assistant Core 2023.1! 🎊
A fairly small release, as we all enjoyed our Holidays. Yet, the first traces of the voice project are already visible: support for entity aliases!
Still, this release contains over 800 changes, most of which are quality improvements, bug and stability fixes, and other minor improvements. The perfect release to start the year with, an easy upgrade worth doing.
Enjoy the release!
PS: Did you know Home Assistant is now on Mastodon too?
- The year of the voice!
- Entity aliases for voice assistants
- Progress on Matter
- Extending calendar support
- Translation improvements for entities
- Other noteworthy changes
- New Integrations
- Release 2023.1.1 - January 5
- Release 2023.1.2 - January 8
- Release 2023.1.3 - January 10
- Release 2023.1.4 - January 12
- Release 2023.1.5 - January 17
- Release 2023.1.6 - January 19
- Release 2023.1.7 - January 22
- 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 4 January 2023, at 12:00 PST / 21:00 CET!
The year of the voice!
You should have heard about it by now; 2023 is Home Assistant’s year of Voice! It is our goal for 2023 to let users control Home Assistant in their own language. As covered by The Verge, ArsTechnica, and many others.
The work on voice has already started by collecting intents in all the different languages we want to support. Intents describe the user’s intention with what they’ve said (or written), so Home Assistant can understand what to do, like the action to take and which devices are involved.
All the different possible intent sentences are now being collected in the Intents for Home Assistant GitHub repository, and we are looking for contributions! So, feel free to jump in and help out!
An overview of the current status of all intents and languages can be found on this page. The page gives insight into the parts we need help with.
Lastly, we are also looking for language leaders! Each language is maintained by one or more language leaders. Language leaders are responsible for reviewing their language’s contributions and making sure they are grammatically correct.
Anyone can apply to become one. If you want to apply to be a language leader, join us in #devs_voice on Discord or open a discussion topic.
Entity aliases for voice assistants
The first little thing related to the voice project found in Home Assistant: Aliases for entity names are now configurable via the UI.
Currently, configured aliases are used by Google Assistant and, of course, can later be used by our own voice assistant.
These aliases are helpful in case you call the same device by multiple names or when using a voice assistant in multiple languages at the same time.
The new aliases feature can be found on each entity’s more information dialog in the settings tab in the advanced section. If you use Home Assistant Cloud, you can also manage your entity aliases (and the devices to expose to Google Assistant) in your Home Assistant Cloud settings.
Multi-language can be an important factor when using Google Assistant, as those can be configured to support two languages at the same time. For example, English and Dutch simultaneously. Aliases allow you to provide names for translations as an alias. For instance, I have added “Woonkamer stofzuiger” (Dutch) as an alias to my living room vacuum.
It was previously possible to configure Google Assistant-specific aliases via YAML as well, and this remains working. You can use either YAML or easily manage them via the UI.
Progress on Matter
Last December release, we introduced Matter support, and progress has been made since then. The code base has seen many fixes and improvements, and much effort has been put into adding more automated tests and quality assurance.
There are also notable improvements; commissioning Matter devices have been improved (and fixed). So, adding your first Matter device to Home Assistant should be a much better experience now.
Lastly, the Home Assistant Companion app for Android with support for pairing Matter devices has been released! Thanks to the fantastic work by @jpelgrom on the Android app, the commissioning experience is now even better! Here is a quick video showing how that works:
This does require your Android device to be updated with Matter support which Google is rolling out within the Google Home app in recent Android versions.
Support for pairing Matter devices using our iOS Companion app is being worked on.
Extending calendar support
The last release introduced the local calendar, which included the capability to manage calendar events from Home Assistant. These features have now been added to the Google Calendar integration as well!
Meaning you can now create a new event in your Google Calendar, straight from within Home Assistant. Neat!
Furthermore, the local calendar has been extended to provide editing support for existing events 🤘
Lastly, support for monthly variations in the recurrence rules has been added. This includes repetitions like: on the 20th day or the first Wednesday of the month. The latter, of course, is helpful to put the Home Assistant release day on your calendar 😉
Translation improvements for entities
The support for translations for entities has been improved, especially those of entity attributes! A relatively small change that is improving the UI experience quite a bit.
Some entities provide additional properties, for example, climate entities provide presets or fan modes. Integrations can now offer translations for those attribute values.
Additionally, textual sensor entities can now provide a list of possible states they can be in, for which, of course, translations can be provided for now too.
In the above screenshot, on the left, you can see how the presets of my thermostat now show up nicely in a human-readable format (instead of, for example, “anti_frost” in previous releases).
On the right, the Moon sensor used in an automation trigger, Home Assistant can now suggest states you can use in those cases. Those suggestions will also be translated into the language you are using.
Other noteworthy changes
There is much more juice in this release; here are some of the other noteworthy changes this release:
- @epenet added a bunch of new device classes for sensors! We now have support for data size, data rate, irradiance, sound pressure, and atmospheric pressure.
- The Shelly integration now supports the Shelly Plus WallDimmer US, thanks @thecode!
- Configuration errors of automations and scripts with device automations have been significantly improved, providing you with much more detail to help you fix the problem. Thanks, @emontnemery!
- @AngellusMortis added a text entity to the UniFi Protect, so you can now set the message displayed on your doorbell. Awesome!
- Google Translate has been extended with dialect support, thanks @toddejohnson!
- Yale Access Bluetooth now has support for battery status, thanks @bdraco!
- Three nice new additions to SwitchBot, @konikoni428 added support for power monitor of wallplugs, @bdraco added initial humidifier support, and @dsypniewski added support for SwitchBot locks! Awesome!
- @FuzzyMistborn, added support for ecobee Smart Enhanced thermostats, thank you!
- KNX expose now has a cooldown option, which can be used to limit bus load. Thanks, @farmio!
We welcome the following new integrations in this release:
- AirVisual Pro, added by @bachya
- Google Assistant SDK, added by @tronikos
- PurpleAir, added by @bachya
- Reolink, added by @starkillerOG
Release 2023.1.1 - January 5
- Limit calls in UniFi to write state (@Kane610 - #85248) (unifi docs)
- Only subscribe to relevant IDs for state updates (@Kane610 - #85252) (unifi docs)
- Bump pyeconet to 0.1.18 to fix energy usage (@w1ll1am23 - #85094) (econet docs)
- Fix lacrosse_view fetching of latest data (@nijel - #85117) (lacrosse_view docs)
- Bump bthome-ble to 2.4.1 (@Ernst79 - #85153) (bthome docs)
- Bump hatasmota to 0.6.2 (@emontnemery - #85182) (tasmota docs)
- Remove invalid AQI unit from Environment Canada (@frenck - #85183) (environment_canada docs)
- Adjust valid energy units (@epenet - #85190) (energy docs)
- Remove invalid device class for RSSI sensors (@epenet - #85191) (zha docs)
- Fix device class for DSMR gas sensors providing energy readings (@frenck - #85202) (dsmr docs)
- Improve error reporting when switchbot auth fails (@bdraco - #85244) (switchbot docs)
- bump reolink-aio to 0.1.2 (@starkillerOG - #85247) (reolink docs)
- Bump bimmer_connected to 0.12.0 (@rikroe - #85255) (bmw_connected_drive docs)
- Reject the WiFI AP when considering to update a shelly config entry from zeroconf (@bdraco - #85265) (shelly docs)
- Fix Fully Kiosk service call config entry handling (@cgarwood - #85275) (fully_kiosk docs)
Release 2023.1.2 - January 8
- Allow SensorDeviceClass.POWER_FACTOR unit None (@epenet - #85287) (sensor docs) (number docs)
- Retry ZHA config entry setup when
ENETUNREACHis caught (@puddly - #84615) (zha docs)
- Fix dsmr_reader peak hour consumption unit of measurement (@Glodenox - #85301) (dsmr_reader docs)
- Bump reolink-aio to 0.1.3 (@starkillerOG - #85309) (reolink docs)
- Bump life360 package to 5.5.0 (@pnbruckner - #85322) (life360 docs)
- Switch play pause method in philips js (@elupus - #85343) (philips_js docs)
- Bump ZHA dependencies (@puddly - #85355) (zha docs)
- Add note to SwitchBot locks that usernames are case sensitive (@bdraco - #85359) (switchbot docs)
- Bump pySwitchbot to 0.36.3 (@bdraco - #85360) (switchbot docs)
- Increase Hydrawise default scan interval (@mobilutz - #85398) (hydrawise docs)
- Bump ical to 4.2.9 (@allenporter - #85401) (local_calendar docs)
- Bump gcal_sync to 4.1.1 (@allenporter - #85453) (google docs)
Release 2023.1.3 - January 10
- Bump pyunifiprotect to 4.6.0 (@AngellusMortis - #85483) (unifiprotect docs)
- Remove invalid Signal Strength device class from NETGEAR (@frenck - #85510) (netgear docs)
- Restore Netgear signal strength icon (@starkillerOG - #85512)
- Remove invalid state class in Subaru sensor (@epenet - #85520) (subaru docs)
- Bump sense_energy to 0.11.1 (@kbickar - #85533) (sense docs) (emulated_kasa docs)
- Bump pyunifiprotect to 4.6.1 (@AngellusMortis - #85547) (unifiprotect docs)
- Do not check ble scanner state for sleepy shelly devices (@bdraco - #85566) (shelly docs)
- Remove no-longer-needed invalid API key monitor for OpenUV (@bachya - #85573) (openuv docs)
- Bump aioshelly to 5.2.1 to fix Task exception was never retrieved (@thecode - #85575) (shelly docs)
- Bump gcal-sync to 4.1.2 (@allenporter - #85631) (google docs)
- Bump hatasmota to 0.6.3 (@emontnemery - #85633) (tasmota docs)
- Update frontend to 20230110.0 (@piitaya - #85640) (frontend docs)
Release 2023.1.4 - January 12
- Upgrade aionanoleaf to 0.2.1 (@milanmeu - #83669) (nanoleaf docs)
- Improve Huawei LTE SSDP inclusion (@scop - #85572) (huawei_lte docs)
- Remove oauth2client dependency in Google Sheets (@tkdrob - #85637) (google_sheets docs)
- Upgrade huawei-lte-api to 1.6.11 (@scop - #85669) (huawei_lte docs)
- Update pyTibber to 0.26.8 (@Danielhiversen - #85702) (tibber docs)
- Bump pylitterbot to 2023.1.0 (@natekspencer - #85484) (litterrobot docs)
- Use built in polling for litterrobot update entity (@natekspencer - #84678) (litterrobot docs)
- Fix Litter-Robot 4 firmware versions reported while updating (@natekspencer - #85710) (litterrobot docs)
- Use jemalloc in Docker builds (@frenck - #85738)
- Bump aiowebostv to 0.3.0 (@thecode - #85756) (webostv docs)
Release 2023.1.5 - January 17
- Make API key mandatory for PI-Hole (@mib1185 - #85885) (pi_hole docs)
- Reolink check for admin (@starkillerOG - #85570) (reolink docs) (dependency)
- Remove sky connect config entry if USB stick is not plugged in (@emontnemery - #85765) (usb docs) (homeassistant_sky_connect docs)
- Remove WAQI unsupported UOM (@yuvalabou - #85768) (waqi docs)
- Bump pySwitchbot to 0.36.4 (@bdraco - #85777) (switchbot docs) (dependency)
- Remove oauth2client dependency in Google Assistant SDK (@tronikos - #85785) (google_assistant_sdk docs)
- Fix WebOS TV image fetch SSL verify failure (@thecode - #85841) (webostv docs)
- Bump aiohomekit to 2.4.4 (@bdraco - #85853) (homekit_controller docs) (dependency)
- Skip over files without mime type in Jellyfin (@j-stienstra - #85874) (jellyfin docs)
- Bump google-nest-sdm to 2.1.2 (@allenporter - #84926) (nest docs) (dependency)
- Bump google-nest-sdm to 2.2.2 (@allenporter - #85899) (nest docs) (dependency)
- Add a timeout during OAuth token exchange and additional debug logging (@allenporter - #85911) (nest docs)
- Bump aiowebostv to 0.3.1 to fix support for older devices (@thecode - #85916) (webostv docs) (dependency)
- Fix webOS TV SSDP discovery missing friendly name (@thecode - #85917) (webostv docs)
- Update webOS TV codeowners (@thecode - #85959) (webostv docs)
- Bump aiowebostv to 0.3.2 (@thecode - #86031) (webostv docs) (dependency)
- Handle ignored shelly entries when discovering via zeroconf (@bdraco - #86039) (shelly docs)
- Update pyTibber to 0.26.8 (@Danielhiversen - #86044) (tibber docs) (dependency)
- bump reolink-aio to 0.2.1 (@starkillerOG - #85571) (reolink docs) (dependency)
Release 2023.1.6 - January 19
- Fix Matter unique_id generation (@marcelveldt - #86046) (matter docs)
- Code styling tweaks to the Matter integration (@frenck - #86096) (matter docs)
- Bump govee-ble to 0.21.1 (@bdraco - #86103) (govee_ble docs)
- Adjust device registry for Matter devices (@marcelveldt - #86108) (matter docs)
- Fix live logbook stalling when there are no historical events with a high commit interval (@bdraco - #86110) (logbook docs)
- Fix Shelly sleeping Gen2 device updates (@thecode - #86198) (shelly docs)
- Update allowlisted OAuth redirect URIs for Wear OS in China (@jpelgrom - #86247) (auth docs)
Release 2023.1.7 - January 22
- Support password less PI-Hole installations (@mib1185 - #86183) (pi_hole docs)
- Bump odp-amsterdam to v5.0.1 (@klaasnicolaas - #86252) (garages_amsterdam docs) (dependency)
- Fix Shelly sleeping Gen2 - do not refresh from zeroconf discovery (@thecode - #86296) (shelly docs)
- Bump recommended esphome version for bluetooth proxies to 2022.12.4 (@bdraco - #86308) (esphome docs)
- Update pyTibber to 0.26.11 (@Danielhiversen - #86316) (tibber docs) (dependency)
- Pass frag_duration as integer (@uvjustin - #86375) (stream docs)
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image integration domain was renamed to
This change would only affect you when you have removed the
default_config from your configuration.
In that case, you need to manually adjust your configuration to rename
The rename was done to free up the
image domain for future use.
(@frenck - #84063) (documentation)
AirVisual Pro units now have their own Home Assistant integration (as opposed to be included with the original AirVisual integration that uses the AirVisual cloud API).
Pro devices will automatically be migrated; as part of that migration, the Pro’s device ID will change.
If you utilize entity IDs belonging to a Pro in automations or scripts, you don’t need to do anything; if, however, you utilize a Pro’s device ID, please update those automations or scripts accordingly.
(@bachya - #83583) (documentation)
The previously deprecated YAML configuration of the APC UPS Daemon integration has been removed.
APC UPS Daemon is now configured via the UI. Any existing YAML configuration has been imported in previous releases and can now be safely removed from your YAML configuration files.
(@yuxincs - #83801) (documentation)
An issue with the mapping of triggers of Styrbar has been discovered and fixed. As a result, any automations relying on these triggers will need to be manually adjusted/re-configured to adjust to this change.
(@Kane610 - #84257) (documentation)
Units of measurements for length, mass, time, and volume have been aligned with standard Home Assistant units.
(@epenet - #83936) (documentation)
The update frequency option has been removed. The default frequency is now 60
minutes. If you like to customize the polling: disable polling update from
system options and use the
update_entity service in an automation to manually
update it at your own custom schedule.
(@engrbm87 - #84295) (documentation)
The previously deprecated YAML configuration of the Tankerkoenig integration has been removed.
Tankerkoenig is now configured via the UI, any existing YAML configuration has been imported in previous releases and can now be safely removed from your YAML configuration files.
(@mib1185 - #84711) (documentation)
The imperial unit for
Global Horizontal Irradiance has been adjusted from
(@epenet - #83574) (documentation)
The unit for weighted decibels has been adjusted from
(@epenet - #83583) (documentation)
If you are a custom integration 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
- Multi-pan temporarily disabled
- Summary of unit system related changes
- Translating the state of entities
Farewell to the following
The following integrations are also no longer available as of this release:
- Deutsche Bahn has been removed. It relied on web scraping, which is no longer allowed.
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 2023.1