2024.5: Just a bit bit smaller

Residence Assistant Core 2024.5! 🎉

The final two releases had been huge! With our new drag ’n drop dashboards
and the instruments to prepare your Residence Assistant occasion,
it’s arduous 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 gadgets proven on the vitality dashboard
is an in depth second!

Oh! We’ve held our State of the Open Home 2024 live stream!
In case you’ve missed it, I might positively advocate 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 Residence Assistant challenge! ❤️ Learn extra within the State of the Open Residence 2024 weblog publish.

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


Don’t overlook to join our release party live stream on YouTube
1 Might 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 ideal quality-of-life
enchancment for our automationAutomations in Residence Assistant let you mechanically reply to issues that occur in and round your own home.
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editor for this launch.

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

Effectively, not anymore! Now you can create helpers instantly from the automation
editor 😎

On this instance, a timer helper is created instantly 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!

Once 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 power to reorder
the options of the tile card. To your thermostat, which means 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 power
to customise the show title for vitality gadgets on the vitality dashboard.

The entity’s title representing the machine you employ on the vitality dashboard
generally comprises further or redundant data. With this new characteristic,
you’ll be able to customise the show title to make it extra significant.

For instance, if the entity is called “Attic Boiler Each day Power Utilization”
and is proven as that as we speak, now you can change the title displayed on the vitality
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 title of every monitored machine within the vitality dashboard setting
web page by going to Settings > Dashboards > Power > Particular person gadgets.

Improved audio with ESPHome for Help

If you happen to’re conversant in Assist, our private voice assistant, and are using
it on an
ESPHome-based device (like an ESP-S3-BOX-3 or the ATOM Echo),
likelihood is you might have skilled one of many largest limitations thus far 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 number of components, most notably in the beginning and the top of the audio.
This was very noticeable when the responses had been quick, equivalent to asking what number of
lights are on in a house or the room temperature.

Together with the latest release of ESPHome (2024.4), we’re bringing
a a lot improved and extra dependable communication between ESPHome and
Residence 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, you should definitely replace your ESPHome gadgets
to the newest model to learn from this enchancment.

Different noteworthy modifications

There are a lot of extra enhancements on this launch; listed here are a few of the different
noteworthy modifications 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,
  • 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 might have put into this!
  • The visualization graph for all Zigbee gadgets linked through ZHA has been
    improved by @Cougar. Units now have colours to point their availability,
    sign power, and relationship to different gadgets, that are a lot clearer.
  • The Glances integration obtained new sensors for community site 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 Residence Assistant along with your gadgets, companies, and extra.

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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.

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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 challenge? Please report it in our issue tracker,
to get it mounted! Or, test our assist web page for steering for extra
locations you’ll be able to go.

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Backward-incompatible changes

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to find out about breaking
modifications and new options out there in your integration: Make sure you comply with our
developer blog. The next are probably the most notable for this launch:

Farewell to the next

The next integrationsIntegrations join and combine Residence Assistant along with your gadgets, companies, and extra.

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are also no longer available as of this

All modifications

After all, there’s much more on this launch. You could find a listing of
all modifications made right here: Full changelog for Residence Assistant Core 2024.5