Phil and Rohan talk about the 0.63 release, Disqus being removed from the website and the deprecation of Python 3.4.
  • 0.63
    • Reserve Entity IDs!
      • Available for Z-wave, Hue, Nest, Sonos, LifX, Apple TV
      • Requires a MAC address for a device
    • MySQL Sensor
    • New Mercedes Me Component
    • Xiaomi Universal IR Remote
    • Melissa HVAC component
    • Goalfeed Integration – Have Home Assistant take actions when a NHL or MLB team scores
    • Icon template and entity picture template support for binary sensors
    • entity_id has returned for template sensors. This was removed in 0.61 in favour of Home Assistant automatically detecting the entity_ids to watch for each template sensor. Has now been reverted.
    • Amazon Echo integration can now control the volume level of speakers linked via Home Assistant. Great for things exposed by Home Assistant as a media player. “Amazon, set the volume to 50 percent on the TV” where the TV could be any media_player component.
    • Breaking Changes
  • HASS.IO 0.89 – encrypted snapshots
  • Disqus Comments
  • Python 3.4 Deprecation Update

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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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Rohan Karamandi

Rohan from Toronto, Canada works in the Technology sector as an architect designing network and datacenter solutions for his customers. His passion for technology stems from there and extends to IoT and home automation

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