2022.6 – Energy Comparisons, Logbook Upgrades and oAuth Onboarding

June 1, 2022    44:45    Download

2022.6 – Energy Comparisons, Logbook Upgrades and oAuth Onboarding

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We’ve joined the Home Assistant Creator Network!

We’re stoked to be part of this. We can also say we’re excited for an announcement landing June 16th. If you love Home Assistant and love music, you’ll want to see what comes out of this.



  • Comparing Energy Data There’s now the ability to compare energy usage!HA-Snakey
  • oAuth
    My Home Assistant has been extended to be able to support OAuth2 authentication redirects! Its fast, simple, privacy aware and nothing for you to set up. We have updated the documentation of all integrations that now support this (which is basically all of them!).
  • Logs Logs Logs!
    The logbook received a significant overhaul this release. It is now everywhere, blazing fast, has more information, and the logs are live!Logs are now everywhere
  • Calendar Trigger Offsets
    2022.5 introduced calendar triggers. You can now have offsets for those triggers, so trigger an automation 15 minutes before your next meeting etc
  • Database Performance
    The database storage format is further optimized, with an additional size reduction ranging from 25-40% for most installs on top of what 2022.4 brought.Don’t miss this release, as future database migrations will be faster if most of your data is in the new format.
  • YAML now the default page when loading developer tools
  • System Health
    The System Health menu now shows database information, including versions and estimated database size.
  • Material Design Icons
    Material Design Icons upgraded to version v6.7.96, with 100 new icons
  • Ring
    You can now trigger the ring doorbell from Home Assistant. Perfect for those who wish to nick knock your own house.


  • Big Ass Fans
    Pretty popular fan company in the US. Uses local push to control fans.
  • Geocaching
    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches.The following sensors are available for each account: Find count Hide count Favorite points Souvenir count Awarded favorite points
  • Laundrify
    A smart plug that can tell you when your washing machine is finished. Requires the cloud.
  • iAlarmXR
    Cloud-based alarm control panel that can now integrate with Home Assistant
  • YoLink
    Cloud-based IoT sensors, including contact sensors, humidity sensors Have a whole IoT ecosystem.

Breaking Changes

  • MQTT
    Defining manually configured MQTT entities directly under the respective platform keys (e.g. fanlightsensor, etc) is deprecated and support will be removed in Home Assistant Core 2022.9.
  • Google Calendars, Home Connect, Honeywell Lyric, Neato Botvac, Netatmo, Spotify, WiThings and Xbox
    The configuration of the OAuth application credentials for these integrations has migrated to configuration via the UI. Configuring these OAuth application credentials via YAML configuration has been deprecated and will be removed in a future Home Assistant release.
  • Somfy
    Somfy has replaced their Somfy Open API (cloud-based) with a local API. Somfy has now decided to shut down their cloud API after June 21st, 2022.Please migrate to use the Overkiz integration as a replacement.Unfortunately a migration to Overkiz is not possible due to differences in the authentication mechanism.
  • Sonos
    The sonos.join and sonos.unjoin services will be removed in 2022.8 in favor of the standard media_player.join and media_player.unjoin services.
  • ZwaveJS
    Another version bump for ZwaveJS servers is required before you upgrade


Water Level Sensor Feedback


Follow up from PJ about Nest Devices

Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa

Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.


The Hosts

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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