Rohan and Phil break down the 2021.6 release, and Rohan talks about the outdoor smart plug from Lutron.
“A little bit of everything” – the best way to describe this release
- Hue Service now has support for push updates
If you’re using the Philips Hue integration, Home Assistant can now receive instant status updates about lights from the Philips Hue hub. If you change a colour or state of a light outside of Home Assistant, it will be pushed over to Home Assistant instantly.
- Services has a better user experience
If you use the services tab of the developer tools often, you’ll notice a better UI experience
- New features for Sonos!
There is now the ability for Home Assistant to disable hardware buttons on speakers, and also to turn off the Sonos status lights.
Alarms can also be updated and controlled by switches.
- New Recorder Integration
If you want to move away from SQLlite database files, there is now an Oracle DB integration for the recorder component. Similar to how you can choose to enable MySQL support.
- System Bridge
System Bridge is an open-source application that allows you to have an API for your system, Its compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux host machines.
The new System Bridge integration with Home Assistant allows you to view information about your computers, and send commands to them.
Kraken is a crypto currency exchange. The new Home Assistant integration allows you to monitor exchange rates.
- Garages Amsterdam
Allows Home Assistant to report how many car park spots are available in specified parking garages around Amsterdam.
- Meteoclimatic Weather Platform
Displays the current weather reported by specific Meteoclimatic stations.
- Lifx Legacy
This integration has been removed. Move over to the new and improved Lifx integration instead
- Spot Crime
Access to their API is no longer available, so this integration has been removed.
Homekit climate devices will change the reported temperature precision for their current_temperature attribute from whole degrees to 0.1 degree increments when measured in Fahrenheit. Automations which rely on whole-number precision may need adjustments.A similar breaking change was done last release for Ecobee