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2023.8: Translated companies, occasions, and wildcards!

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2023.8: Translated companies, occasions, and wildcards!


House Assistant Core 2023.8! 🎉

One other month, one other nice launch of House Assistant! This launch is a little more
conservative after two completely packed releases in June
and July. Many people are having fun with summer time holidays 🏖️.

Just about all options on this launch are completely superb, and it’s exhausting
to choose a favourite. Nice translation enhancements that assist with the consumer
expertise, a brand new entity to seize occasions from issues like remotes, and the
new Help options are, once more, mind-blowing!

Speaking about Help, have you ever seen the weblog on Yr of the Voice – Chapter 3?
Or, verify the reside stream recording on YouTube,
the place the brand new options have been demonstrated.

Some new integrations have been added too. Most notably Opower!
This integration can pull in vitality utilization knowledge from many utility firms in
the USA. For instance, it helps PG&E,
ComEd, BGE, and plenty of extra! ⚡️
Superb information for all our American pals!

Benefit from the launch!

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Don’t neglect to be a part of our launch get together reside stream on YouTube
2 August 2023, at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CEST!

Translated companies

All companies in House Assistant at the moment are translatable! 🌎

Companies are the actions you may name, like turning on a lightweight. This was one in every of
the larger elements of House Assistant that also was solely obtainable in English.
Odd, because the House Assistant interface can be utilized in 60+ languages!

On this launch, translations for these companies have been added to drastically
enhance the expertise when English just isn’t your main language. For instance,
once you use the Dutch language (as used within the screenshot under), the service
to activate a lightweight is now additionally translated into Dutch.

Screenshot showing the Home Assistant interface in the Dutch language, showcasing the translations for service calls.

An enormous step ahead! Implementing this modification has resulted in a considerable
improve within the variety of translations. They’ve doubled! 😅

Due to that, translating all companies may take a while; nevertheless…
You possibly can assist! You don’t must be a developer to assist with this; you are able to do this
from the consolation of your browser. Take a look at our documentation on
the best way to contribute translations.

Introducing the occasion entity

Occasions are indicators which are emitted when one thing occurs, for instance, when
somebody presses a bodily button like a doorbell or when a button on a distant
management is pressed.

If in case you have ever tried to work with occasions in House Assistant, you most likely
seen that it was not the simplest factor to do. It is advisable to know the occasion identify,
after which it’s good to know the information that’s being despatched with it. Earlier than you understand it,
you’ll begin twiddling with the developer instruments to determine what’s going on.

To make this all simpler, we’re introducing a brand new entity kind on this launch:
The occasion entity.

The occasion entity can seize these occasions within the bodily world and makes them
obtainable in House Assistant as an entity. Take for instance, this Hue distant:

Screenshot showing the new event entities provided by a Philips Hue remote.

The fantastic thing about the occasion entity is that they can be utilized like every other entity
in House Assistant: They may present up within the UI, can be utilized instantly within the
automations editor, and supply historic data within the logbook.

Apart from Matter, the occasion entity can also be supported by
HomeKit Units, MQTT,
and Philips Hue. We count on to see extra integrations
supporting this new entity kind quickly.

Bettering the primary expertise with House Assistant

Onboarding is a consumer’s first expertise with House Assistant. The onboarding
screens are the primary you see, and steps you are taking once you entry House Assistant
for the primary time, organising issues like your account and language preferences.
The purpose is to make sure this course of is seamless, which is why we’ve made
enhancements to the onboarding expertise.

To realize this, we’ve applied a search area on the map throughout
onboarding. As an alternative of endlessly dragging the pin on the map round,
now you can simply seek for your location.

Screenshot showing you can now enter your address to quickly find your location on the map.

That is powered by OpenStreetMap ❤️

Add objects to your procuring checklist utilizing Help

What if you happen to might ask Help so as to add objects to your
House Assistant procuring checklist? Effectively, now you may!

Add milk to my procuring checklist!

Screenshot showing asking assist to add milk to the shopping list.

In case you might be questioning, the procuring checklist integration provides a useful web page to
your House Assistant interface to which everybody in your family can add objects.
It’s a good way to maintain monitor of what it’s good to purchase, and now you may
add objects to it along with your voice utilizing Help!

Screenshot showing the shopping list integration in Home Assistant.

To have the ability to use this characteristic, it’s good to have the procuring checklist integration
arrange, which is as straightforward as clicking the My House Assistant button under:

Generate a picture with OpenAI’s DALL-E

Within the final launch, we added the power for companies to reply with knowledge,
and now we added a service that means that you can generate a picture utilizing
OpenAI’s DALL-E.

All you want is to arrange the OpenAI dialog agent
integration in your occasion, and you’ll get a brand new service:
openai_conversation.generate_image.

Name this service describing the picture you’d just like the AI to generate, and
it can reply with a picture URL you need to use in your automations.

Screenshot showing the new generate image service with DALL-E from OpenAI, asking to generate an image of an astronaut riding a unicorn.

You would, for instance, use this to generate a picture of a metropolis that matches
the climate situations outdoors of your house, let the AI generate a picture
in regards to the newest information headline to indicate in your dashboard, or possibly generate
a enjoyable picture of somebody placing out rubbish on rubbish day.

You would even mix it with the wildcard assist for sentence triggers so that you
might ask House Assistant to generate a picture utilizing your voice…

Wildcard assist for sentence triggers

Sentence triggers now assist
wildcards! This implies now you can partially match a sentence, and use the
matched half in your actions. That is what powers the above
procuring checklist characteristic
too, and it may be used for a lot of different issues as effectively.

You would, for instance, create a sentence set off that matches once you say:

Play the white album by the Beatles

Utilizing the wildcard assist, you may get the album and artist identify from the spoken
sentence and use these in your actions. To set off on the above instance sentence,
you’d use the next command in your sentence set off:

Screenshot showing an automation that uses a sentence trigger that has wildcards in it.

This can make the album and artist obtainable as set off variables that you simply
can use in your actions; for instance, to start out enjoying the music requested.

These wildcards are fascinating and open up a number of prospects!
Learn extra about sentence triggers in our documentation.

JLo realized he might use these wildcards, mixed with the brand new
generate picture service, to let
House Assistant generate a picture and present it on his Chrome Solid-enabled gadget
simply by utilizing his voice! 😎 You would ask it:

Present me an image of an astronaut driving a unicorn!

He put this collectively in an automation blueprint, which you need to use to do the
similar factor in your individual House Assistant occasion:

Screenshot showing how the blueprint by JLo looks like in Home Assistant.

Present the sentence you prefer to set off on and the media participant you need to
present the picture at, and also you’re good to go! You possibly can import his blueprint utilizing
the My House Assistant button under:

Situation selector

A brand new selector is obtainable to be used in, for instance, blueprints:
The situation selector.

This selector takes and exhibits the situation a part of the automation editor,
and permits blueprint creators to make use of a user-provided situation of their
blueprinted automations and scripts.


This blueprint permits one to set a customized situation utilizing the brand new situation selector.

Different noteworthy adjustments

There are numerous extra enhancements on this launch; listed below are a number of the different
noteworthy adjustments this launch:

  • Tons of efficiency upgrades once more this month (thanks @bdraco), these
    embrace a a lot quicker ingress expertise when visiting add-on internet interfaces. 🚀
  • @emontnemery added filters to most of the companies House Assistant supplies,
    which means solely choices related to the entity you might be calling the service on
    can be proven within the UI. Good!
  • CO2Signal modified its identify to Electrical energy Maps. The mixing
    has been renamed to match that. Thanks, @madsnedergaard!
  • @Lash-L retains extending the Roborock integration, including many new entities
    on this launch. This contains an error sensor, quantity controls,
    and DnD setting instances. Superior!
  • EZVIZ obtained a giant replace, including assist for alarm management panels, buttons,
    and choose entities. Thanks @RenierM26!
  • @farmio added assist for including date and date/time entities to KNX! Nice!
  • The Xiaomi BLE now helps the MiScale (V1 and V2). Thanks, @Ernst79!
  • UniFi Community now has controls to show an UniFi WLAN on and off and added
    picture entities for QR codes for WLAN entry. Thanks, @Kane610!

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. These are new:

Integrations now obtainable to arrange from the UI

The next integrations at the moment are obtainable through the House Assistant UI:

Launch 2023.8.1 – August 4

Launch 2023.8.2 – August 11

Launch 2023.8.3 – August 18

Launch 2023.8.4 – August 24

Need assistance? Be part of the group!

House Assistant has a terrific group of customers who’re all greater than keen
to assist one another out. So, be a part of us!

Our very energetic Discord chat server is a superb place to be
at, and don’t neglect to affix our superb boards.

Discovered a bug or concern? Please report it in our concern tracker,
to get it mounted! Or, verify our assist web page for steerage for extra
locations you may go.

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Backward-incompatible adjustments

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

Farewell to the next

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

All adjustments

After all, there may be much more on this launch. Yow will discover an inventory of
all adjustments made right here:
Full changelog for House Assistant Core 2023.8

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