If you’ve got an iPhone or Apple Watch, you’ll know how frustrating it is when they change their MAC address. 2023.10 fixes that, meanwhile Philips Hue starts requiring a connection to their cloud to use their hubs


  • Home Assistant Green1.8 GHz Quad-core ARM processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC Storage
  • Raspberry 5 is here
    Home Assistant hopes to have Home Assistant OS compatible late 2023 or early 2024
  • New Home Assistant Logo
  • Year of the Voice Chapter 4
    October 12th live stream event


New Features

  • New Tile Features for Climate and Select Entities
    You can now have multiple buttons
  • Map Entity markers
    You can now customise and even hide some entity markers on the map
  • Password Managers
    You should now have better ability to use a password manager with the Home Assistant login screen.
  • Image Fit Modes
    Picture cards can now change the way an image is shown. For example the current mode is “cover” which is defined as “The image keeps its aspect ratio and fills the given dimension. The image will be clipped to fit”One of the new options now available is contain, which is defined as “The image keeps its aspect ratio, but is resized to fit within the given dimension”
  • Homekit Receivers
    The HomeKit integration now supports media player receivers. HomeKit expects receivers to be paired in accessory mode. Existing receivers that were paired in bridge mode should be re-added in accessory mode.
  • Rainbird Calendar Integration
    You can now see your irrigation schedule in Home Assistant!
  • Life360
    There is now a button entity available which can be used to manually poll for location updates from your Life360 account

New Integrations

  • Apple WeatherKit
    Track the weather using Apple’s WeatherKit API.
  • Ecoforest
    Monitor and control your Ecoforest fireplace.
    Connect and control the height of your IKEA IDÅSEN motorized desk.
  • Medcom Bluetooth
    Integrates you Medcom radiation monitors.
  • Private BLE Device
    Track your BLE devices that change their MAC address frequently. Can track your iPhone or Apple Watch!
  • SwitchBot Cloud
    Control your SwitchBot devices using the SwitchBot Cloud API.
  • WeatherFlow
    Integrate your WeatherFlow Tempest Weather System.

Sponsored By

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.


Hosted By

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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