version sensor platform is displaying the current version of Home Assistant in the frontend.
To enable this sensor, add the following lines to your
configuration.yaml file for a GET request:
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: - platform: version
name (Optional): Name of the sensor. Defaults to
This sensor is an alternative to the existing solutions to achieve the same result through various platforms. Remember that you can easily get the installed version on the command line.
$ hass --version
Or go to the Info section of the Developer Tools.
sensor: - platform: command_line name: Version command: "/home/homeassistant/bin/hass --version"
It’s also possible to ready a file called
.HA_VERSION which is located in your Home Assistant configuration folder.
sensor: - platform: command_line name: Version command: "cat /home/homeassistant/.homeassistant/.HA_VERSION"
You might think that a
rest sensor could work, too, but it will not as Home Assistant is not ready when the sensor get initialized.
sensor: - platform: rest resource: http://IP_ADDRESS:8123/api/config name: Current Version value_template: ''