Home Assistant Podcast 20 – 0.64, 1,000 Integrations and Goodbye Dan!

Released March 7, 2018
  • 0.64
    • 1,000 Integrations!
    • Official HomeKit support arrives to Home Assistant. Temperature sensors and cover devices supported first, more to come.
    • New charts powered by Chart.js. Much more responsive chart library with support for offline use.
    • August Door Locks and Doorbells now integrate with Home Assistant
    • Another connected Car – BMW
    • Start.ca ISP component
    • Another Xiaomi integration – Smart TVs
    • Smappee. Monitor electricity, water and gas consumption. Available for most regions.
    • Breaking Changes
      • Recorder component will now remove data older than 10 days. You can change this in the config, but you must do it before you restart Home Assistant
      • Entity ID updates for RainMachine and AirVisual
      • USPS Platform fixes. Requires new login credentials
      • LimitlessLED will no longer turn on/off between Home Assistant restarts, uses assumed state
  • Amazon Smart Home Skill now available in all regions except Japan
  • Amazon Smart Skill still in beta (still working out payment provider issues). No payments required yet
  • Amazon set to purchase Ring (smart doorbell company) https://techaeris.com/2018/02/27/amazon-set-purchase-ring-adding-smart-home-security-offerings/
  • Dan is leaving us ๐Ÿ™

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, heโ€™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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