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2023.9: New local weather entity dialogs, a lot of tile options, and template sensors from the UI!

2023.9: New local weather entity dialogs, a lot of tile options, and template sensors from the UI!

Dwelling Assistant Core 2023.9! 🎉

Frenck is having fun with a nicely earned vacation, so I’m taking good care of the discharge this month.

This month, on the seventeenth, it has been 10 years since Dwelling Assistant began. We’ll be getting ready a particular occasion on the Dwelling Assistant YouTube channel to have fun, mirror and look forward. We could have some cool bulletins too! We hope you possibly can be a part of us on the seventeenth @ 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CET!

This launch is fairly packed! With some very good updates to the UI with new entity dialogs for local weather entities, and plenty of tile card options. Template sensors may be created from the UI now, and for the extra superior template sensors, the power to get knowledge from providers!
A brand new service to get the climate forecast, and higher choices to show totally different forecasts.

And one thing you’ll most likely not see if you end up already utilizing Dwelling Assistant: the onboarding circulation is totally redesigned!

I completely like it!

Benefit from the launch!


Don’t overlook to be a part of our launch get together dwell stream on YouTube
6 September 2023, at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CEST!

New local weather, humidifier, and water heater entity dialogs

The entity dialogs for local weather, humidifier, and water heater entities obtained an replace, and if you happen to ask me, it appears to be like completely gorgeous!
It now has a newly designed round slider exhibiting the present and goal temperatures and permits you to simply swipe to the specified goal temperature.
There are additionally devoted buttons to alter the goal, so it’s straightforward to make use of in case you are not utilizing a touchscreen.
It is going to glow within the center to indicate its present motion, for instance when it’s heating or cooling.

Screenshot of the extra data dialog of a local weather entity.

A lot of new tile options

The tile card will get many new options this launch.

The options of a tile card are a good way to deliver extra functionalities straight into your dashboard, without having to open the extra data dialog.

  • HVAC mode
  • Water heater mode
  • Temperature management
  • Cowl place
  • Cowl tilt
  • Garden mower instructions
  • Coloration temperature

Screenshot of tile playing cards with the brand new options.

Garden mower

A brand new entity sort was added this launch: the garden mower!

Now you can combine your garden mower into Dwelling Assistant!
By no means fear concerning the garden mower when it begins raining, now you can automate the garden mower to cease and return when it rains.
For now, simply MQTT is supported, however preserve an eye fixed out for different integrations!

Screenshot of the extra data dialog of a garden mower entity.

Group previews

When establishing a helper, typically it may be helpful to see how the entity that you’re creating appears to be like when you are setting it up. That’s why we added a preview while you create or change a gaggle helper.

It is going to present precisely what the entity will seem like with the present settings.

And speaking about teams, we additionally obtained a brand new group, the occasion group!

Screenshot of making a sensor group.

Template sensors from the UI

We additionally added preview help to a different helper that lastly made its means into the UI, the template sensor.

From the UI you need to use a template to set the state of the sensor.
You may choose a unit of measurement, set the gadget class, and choose a state class.
Each sensors and binary sensors are supported.

It will make a lot of the use circumstances for template sensors obtainable via the UI and one much less want for YAML!

Different extra superior fields, like attributes, are unavailable from the UI. You’ll nonetheless should set these up in YAML.

With the preview, you see a dwell replace of the sensor worth whereas writing the template.

Screenshot of making a template sensor.

Actions for set off template entities

Set off template entities can now have an motion block that’s executed after the set off however earlier than the entities are rendered.

It will permit customers to fetch issues like calendar occasions and climate forecasts utilizing providers with responses and use them of their template entities. You may even use OpenAI to set the worth of your entities now!

All variables from the motion block might be obtainable within the template.

An instance that checks at midnight you probably have one thing in your calendar tomorrow and units a binary sensor:

  - set off:
      - platform: time
        at: "00:00:00"
      - service: calendar.list_events
          entity_id: calendar.calendar
          start_date_time: "{{ today_at() + timedelta(days=1) }}"
            hours: 24
        response_variable: occasions
      - title: Calendar occasions tomorrow
        state: "{ depend > 0 }"

Climate forecast service

We added a brand new service for climate entities, climate.get_forecast, that responds with the climate forecast.

Beforehand you would need to take a look at the forecast attribute of a climate entity to get the forecast, now this may be executed by calling a brand new service, climate.get_forecast, that can reply with the forecast.
You may as well specify what sort of forecast you need. Do you wish to see the forecast by day or do you wish to realize it for each hour? This implies you not want separate entities for each forecast sort, however it will possibly all be executed in 1 entity.

All climate integrations are up to date to help this new service.

Screenshot of service developer instruments exhibiting the climate forecast service.

If an entity helps a number of forecasts, you possibly can select which forecast you wish to see within the extra data dialog.
Within the climate card in your dashboard, you too can now choose what sort of climate forecast you wish to present in that card.

Screenshot of the climate extra data dialog.

With this alteration, the forecast attribute of the climate entity is deprecated, and might be eliminated in Dwelling Assistant Core 2024.3.

It will make it attainable to have on-demand forecasts, that replace while you need them to, as an alternative of them being up to date on a regular basis.
It is going to additionally make the system sooner; all state knowledge will get despatched to your browser or cellular app each time it’s opened so the frontend has the most recent states of your entities. The forecast attribute makes the state of climate entities very huge, inflicting the whole lot to be loaded slower.

Whereas the best way to entry this knowledge has modified and will impression your automations, you’ll not expertise any loss in performance. Even with this alteration, relaxation assured that the forecast playing cards in your dashboard will nonetheless work, they may now simply use the service to retrieve the forecast knowledge asynchronously as an alternative of studying it from the state attribute. The tip result’s that your dashboards will load sooner, and the frontend might be leaner.

You should utilize the newly added motion a part of a template entity to fetch the forecast and use it in your template:

  - set off:
      - platform: time
        at: "00:00:00"
      - service: climate.get_forecast
          entity_id: climate.house
          sort: day by day
        response_variable: forecast
      - title: Is it going to rain?
        state: "{{ forecast.forecast(0).precipitation > 0 }}"


Whereas it’s sure that Dwelling Assistant is a good instrument when you perceive the way it works, one half that was typically neglected is its related studying curve.
We at the moment are actively working to flatten that curve with the intention to get extra from your house sooner and less complicated.
This launch reveals the primary results of that effort, a brand new onboarding circulation.

One thing you most likely haven’t seen for some time, however we gave our onboarding a recent new look! It’s shortened to get customers in Dwelling Assistant as quick as attainable, to allow them to take pleasure in tinkering with their house sooner!

Screenshot of the onboarding display screen.

Different noteworthy modifications

There are a lot of extra enhancements on this launch; listed below are a few of the different
noteworthy modifications this launch:

  • Enphase Envoy has gotten lots of love this launch, guarantee it really works
    completely with the most recent firmware obtainable. Thanks @bdraco and @cgarwood!
  • The Shelly integration now helps the Shelly Gasoline Valve addon. Thanks @bieniu!
  • @starkillerOG added zoom buttons and AI detection delay time controls to
    the Reolink integration. Good!
  • Now you can set separate damping elements for morning and night within the
    Forecast Photo voltaic integration. Thanks @joostlek!
  • @Kane610 added a restart gadget button to the UniFi integration. Thanks!
  • The Tomorrow.io integration now stories humidity and dew level in its climate
    forecasts. Thanks @lymanepp!
  • Help for soil moisture sensors was added to the Gardena integration.
    Thanks @elupus!
  • @timmo001 added an influence service to the System Bridge integration. Thanks!
  • When you change your password, you’ll be requested if you wish to logout all over the place.
  • The file and picture add components have been revamped.
  • Now you can type the choices of an enter choose entity. Thanks @karwosts!
  • Native Bluetooth has been optimized and is now sooner, thanks @bdraco!

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 might be dealt with by different (present) integrations to assist with findability. These are new:

Launch 2023.9.1 – September 8

Launch 2023.9.2 – September 12

Launch 2023.9.3 – September 24

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Backward-incompatible modifications

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to study breaking
modifications and new options obtainable to your integration: Make sure to comply with our
developer weblog. The next are probably the most notable for this launch:

All modifications

After all, there’s much more on this launch. Yow will discover an inventory of
all modifications made right here:
Full changelog for Dwelling Assistant Core 2023.9


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