May 18, 2024

House Assistant Core 2024.5! 🎉

The final two releases had been large! With our new drag ’n drop dashboards
and the instruments to prepare your House Assistant occasion,
it’s laborious to prime these releases… 😅

So, this launch is only a tiny bit smaller than these two, however nonetheless epic! 🤘

My private favourite is the brand new options added to the information tables, which many
of you requested because the final replace.
However the means to alter the names of the units proven on the power dashboard
is a detailed second!

Oh! We’ve held our State of the Open Home 2024 live stream!
In case you’ve missed it, I might undoubtedly suggest watching it again. There are tons of cool issues
and spoilers in there!

However extra importantly, it launched the Open Home Foundation,
which now governs our beloved House Assistant venture! ❤️ Learn extra within the State of the Open House 2024 weblog publish.

Anyway, I can’t maintain you any longer. Benefit from the launch!

../Frenck

Don’t neglect to join our release party live stream on YouTube
1 Could 2024, at 20:00 GMT / 12:00 PST / 21:00 CEST!

Extra options for our information tables

In our final launch, we introduced new data tables
and we were thrilled to see that you all loved them! 🎉

However, we also received a lot of feedback for additional tweaks and features,
so we’ve added a bunch of them in this release. 😎

One of the most requested features of these new tables’ new
item grouping was the
ability to collapse them, and we’ve added that!

Screenrecording showing items grouped in our data tables can now be collapsed.
Each item group can now be collapsed and expanded.

Another one concerned the ability to select and assign an area to multiple items
at once in the automation, scene, script, and device pages. We’ve added that too!

Not only that, we now store the last used grouping (and if they were
collapsed or not) and sorting you have used, so when you return to that page,
it will be the same as you left it.

Screenshot showing the device page with multiple items selected. They can all be assigned to an area with a single click.

Last but certainly not least, we’ve added the ability to group and filter
entities by their domain in the entities panel. As the domains represent the
type of entity, this means you can group and filter, for example, all your
lights, switches, sensors, etc.

Screenshot showing the new group and filter by domain functionality on the entities page.

Create helpers directly from the automation editor

Our good friend @karwosts has been busy creating an amazing quality-of-life
enchancment for our automationAutomations in House Assistant help you mechanically reply to issues that occur in and round your own home.
[Learn more]
editor for this launch.

I’m positive you’ll know this sense. You might be creating an automation and suppose:
“Hey, I want a helper for this!” However then it’s a must to go away the automation
editor, create the helper, after which return to the automation editor.

Properly, not anymore! Now you can create helpers straight from the automation
editor 😎

On this instance, a timer helper is created straight from the automation editor
with out leaving it:

Lock features for the tile card

The tile card is already amazing, but @marcgeurts made it even higher by
including new options to the tile card: Locks!

While you now add a lock entity to the tile card, and in case your lock helps it,
now you can add two new options to the tile card:

  • Lock instructions
    Provides buttons to your tile card to lock or unlock the lock.
  • Lock open door
    Provides a button to open/unlatch the door (with affirmation).

Screenshots showing different tile cards with the new lock features.

Reorder features of the tile card

Some features of the tile card, such as the presets or the HVAC modes of a
thermostat, can show many buttons. While you can limit the buttons you’d
like to see, they may not be in the desired order.

To improve this, @karwosts and @piitaya have added the flexibility to reorder
the options of the tile card. In your thermostat, meaning now you can
reorder the HVAC modes or presets to your liking.

Screenrecording showing how you can now reorder the HVAC modes on the thermostat shown in a tile card..
Now you can reorder the options of the tile card.

Adjust the device names on the energy dashboard

Another outstanding quality-of-life improvement from @karwosts is the flexibility
to customise the show identify for power units on the power dashboard.

The entity’s identify representing the machine you utilize on the power dashboard
generally incorporates extra or redundant data. With this new characteristic,
you possibly can customise the show identify to make it extra significant.

For instance, if the entity is called “Attic Boiler Day by day Vitality Utilization”
and is proven as that immediately, now you can change the identify displayed on the power
dashboard to simply “Boiler”.

Screenshots showing you can now assign a different display name to the energy sensor of devices that show on your energy dashboard.

You possibly can regulate the identify of every monitored machine within the power dashboard setting
web page by going to Settings > Dashboards > Vitality > Particular person units.

Improved audio with ESPHome for Help

If you happen to’re acquainted with Assist, our private voice assistant, and are using
it on an
ESPHome-based device (like an ESP-S3-BOX-3 or the ATOM Echo),
chances are high you may have skilled one of many largest boundaries to this point when it
involves utilizing it every day: chopped-off audio. 😞

As a rule, the responses despatched to the voice assistant machine had been
lacking a couple of components, most notably at the start and the tip of the audio.
This was very noticeable when the responses had been quick, akin to asking what number of
lights are on in a house or the room temperature.

Along side the latest release of ESPHome (2024.4), we’re bringing
a a lot improved and extra dependable communication between ESPHome and
House Assistant for transferring voice audio, guaranteeing no audio is misplaced within the course of.

Hear the distinction on this side-by-side comparability:

Along with updating to this launch, make sure you replace your ESPHome units
to the newest model to learn from this enchancment.

Different noteworthy adjustments

There are various extra enhancements on this launch; listed here are a few of the different
noteworthy adjustments this launch:

  • Have you ever ever had a misbehaving (customized) integration trigger a crash? This
    launch introduces new detections and a new debug mode to catch known/common
    unexpected integration behavior. Thanks,
    @bdraco!
  • The ESPHome integration now helps date, time, date/time, valve, and
    occasion entities! The latter two require the upcoming ESPHome 2024.5.0
    launch. Thanks @jesserockz, @kbx81, and @nohat!
  • The MQTT integration has reached the best high quality scale: Platinum!
    Thanks @jbouwh, for all of the work you may have put into this!
  • The visualization graph for all Zigbee units related by way of ZHA has been
    improved by @Cougar. Units now have colours to point their availability,
    sign energy, and relationship to different units, that are a lot clearer.
    Good!
  • The Glances integration bought new sensors for community visitors, disk I/O, GPU,
    and uptime. Thanks @fhoekstra & @wittypluck!
  • @Lash-L added a service to the Roborock integration to simply get map
    data out of your vacuum. Superior!
  • The Airzone cloud integration now helps water heaters. Thanks @Noltari!
  • @joostlek added an extract media URL service to the media extractor,
    permitting you to get a media merchandise’s supply URL. Good!

New integrations

We welcome the next new integrationsIntegrations join and combine House Assistant together with your units, companies, and extra.

[Learn more]
in this release:

Integrations now available to set up from the UI

The following integrationsIntegrations connect and integrate Home Assistant with your devices, services, and more.

[Learn more] are now available via the Home Assistant UI:

Release 2024.5.1 – May 3

Need help? Join the community!

Home Assistant has a great community of users who are all more than willing
to help each other out. So, join us!

Our very active Discord chat server is an excellent place to be
at, and don’t forget to join our amazing
forums.

Discovered a bug or difficulty? Please report it in our issue tracker,
to get it mounted! Or, test our assist web page for steering for extra
locations you possibly can go.

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Backward-incompatible changes

In case you are a customized integration developer and need to study breaking
adjustments and new options accessible in your integration: You should definitely observe our
developer blog. The next are essentially the most notable for this launch:

Farewell to the next

The next integrationsIntegrations join and combine House Assistant together with your units, companies, and extra.

[Learn more]
are also no longer available as of this
release:

All adjustments

In fact, there may be much more on this launch. You’ll find an inventory of
all adjustments made right here: Full changelog for House Assistant Core 2024.5