2023.5: Let’s discuss! – Residence Assistant

Residence Assistant Core 2023.5! 🎉

What an thrilling launch we’ve got for you this month! This launch is all about
voice (nicely, virtually totally), and I’m tremendous excited we are able to ship you all this really
wonderful stuff!

I’ve been following the progress of this all being constructed this month, and actually,
I’ve been mindblown a number of instances every week. So what’s in right here? Effectively, you may
now really discuss to Residence Assistant! 🤯

I actually respect that each one these voice components have been constructed the
Residence Assistant method: to be totally configurable and extendable. Supplying you with decisions,
together with totally native choices to your personal voice assistant.

This launch is packed! And we’re not even midway by Residence Assistant’s
12 months of the voice but…

Benefit from the launch!


Don’t neglect to join our release party live stream on YouTube
3 Could 2023, at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CEST!

Let’s discuss!

Our purpose for 2023 is to allow you to management Residence Assistant in your individual language:
It’s Home Assistant’s Year of the Voice! After chapter 1 in
January, we announced chapter 2 in this exciting journey last week!

This release ships everything (plus more) that was announced! This means, as
of this release, you can actually start talking to Home Assistant! 🎙️

Here is a quick summary of all that has been announced, linked to
the place you can read more about each of them:

To help you get started, we made sure the documentation is perfect, including
some cool project tutorials to jump-start your own private voice assistant

If you missed last week’s live stream,
be sure you test it out. It is stuffed with dwell demos and detailed explanations
of every part packed into this launch. The recording of the dwell stream:

Manage what is exposed to your voice assistants

A brand new and exciting menu item can be found in your Settings
menu: Voice assistants!

Screenshot showing the brand new menu item in the settings menu: Voice assistants.

This new settings merchandise provides you entry to many unbelievable new voice options;
it additionally offers a brand new Expose tab the place you may handle which entities are
uncovered to your Help, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

Screenshot showing the new expose entities tab in the voice assistants menu.

It provides an outline of what entities you will have uncovered to your voice assistants
and simply take away or add new ones. Clicking on an entity on this display screen will
carry up the voice assistant setting for that entity, permitting you to show
on/off the entity’s publicity to a particular voice assistant and
handle the entity’s aliases.

Screenshot showing the new expose entities tab in the voice assistants menu.

This presently helps our Help, and Amazon Alexa and
Google Assistant through Residence Assistant Cloud.

Improved entity setting

Some good tweaks have been made to the entity settings dialog, making it
simpler to make use of and look cleaner.

The entity settings dialog used to have an expandable superior part,
which you could possibly increase to entry options like exhibiting/hiding/disabling
entities, altering the world, and so on.

The superior part has been eliminated, and all its options have been
reorganized. So, no options had been misplaced whereas offering a a lot nicer

Screenshot showing the new and improved entity settings dialog.

And, since that is the yr of the voice, it’s possible you’ll discover the
“Voice assistants” choice within the above screenshot, which can carry up:

Screenshot showing the new voice assistant expose controls accessible directly from the entity settings dialog.

This lets you rapidly change the voice assistants the entity is uncovered
to, together with its aliases, with out having to navigate again to the voice
assistants panel in the primary settings display screen.

Configuring the LEDs of your Home Assistant Yellow

The enclosure of our amazing Home Assistant Yellow allows you to
look at the beautiful board and parts inside of it.

However, the LEDs on the board might light up your environment when
it is dark in an unwanted way. For example, when you sleep in the same room
as your Home Assistant Yellow is in.

As of this release, you can configure (turn on/off) the disk, heartbeat,
and power LEDs of your Home Assistant Yellow by using the Configure button
on the
Settings > Hardware web page.

Screenshot that show the new LED settings for the Home Assistant Yellow.

Webhooks trigger options

Webhooks have been extended this release. We now have support for webhooks
that use the GET HTTP method!

But that is not all. Thanks to @esev, we additionally received some new safety features
for our webhook triggers. Now you can set which HTTP strategies your
webhook set off work with and the power to restrict webhooks to solely work on
your native community.

Screenshot showing the new options available on a Webhook automation trigger.

New Help pipeline and language selectors

In case you are constructing automation or scripts Blueprints, now you can leverage
two new UI selectors to be used together with your Blueprints: an Help pipeline selector
and a language selector.

Screenshot showing the language selector.
The language selector let’s a consumer select from an inventory of languages.

You could possibly, for instance, leverage this in a notification Blueprint to permit
setting a special language on a text-to-speech notification.

More information can be found in our selectors documentation.

Other noteworthy changes

There is much more juice in this release; here are some of the other noteworthy
changes this release:

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

This launch additionally has a brand new digital integration. Digital integrations
are stubs which are dealt with by different (current) integrations to assist with
findability. This one is new:

Integrations now available to set up from the UI

The following integrations are now available via the Home Assistant UI:

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

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

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Breaking Changes

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to find out about breaking
modifications and new options obtainable to your integration: You’ll want to comply with our
developer blog. The next are probably the most notable for this launch:

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are additionally not obtainable as of this launch:

All modifications

After all, there’s much more on this launch. You could find an inventory of
all modifications made right here:
Full changelog for Residence Assistant Core 2023.5