Home Assistant Podcast 6 – Intents, 0.50 and 0.51

Released August 16, 2017

Paulus joins Dan and Phil to talk about the exciting new Intents functionality, version numbers and the 0.50 & 0.51 releases.

Show Notes

  • Voice
    • Ben’s Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWPluWcYRMI&feature=youtu.be
    • Alexa can now have international addresses configured. Users outside of the US, UK and Germany can finally just ask Alexa what the weather is!
  • Configuration Repos
  • Will there ever be a Home Assistant 1.0?
  • 0.51
    • Alexa Intents – “Computer, Red Alert”. Contributed by Steve Rhoades https://home-assistant.io/components/alexa/
    • More history speed boosts by Greg Laabs
    • Frontend Update
      • Polymer 2
      • Automation Editor – Finished! And Safari support
    • Vacuum Component. Xiaomi Mi Robot switch is now part of the new Vacuum component. By Eugenio Panaderio
    • Dyson 360 Eye Vacuum cleaner now supported by Charles Blonde
    • Shodan Sensor by Fabian
    • Mailbox component by PhracturedBlue

The Hosts

Dan Faulknor

Dan is a serial podcaster, full time day job worker and a business owner. How he gets time for sleep is anyone's guess. He started podcasting in 2005 with "The Daniel and Gemma show" to go along with a blog he was doing with a friend. Unfortunately those archives have been lost. After a few more attempts over the years at podcasting, he has now been podcasting consistently since 2015. In what little free time he has, apart from spending time with his wife, he writes software, takes photos and plays the piano.

Phil Hawthorne

Phil is a Melbourne based web developer who lives and breathes technology. When he's not at his day job, he’s in his home office attempting to simplify his life through complicated tech.

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