2023.8: Translated providers, occasions, and wildcards!


Dwelling Assistant Core 2023.8! 🎉

One other month, one other wonderful launch of Dwelling Assistant! This launch is a little more
conservative after two completely packed releases in June
and July. Many people are having fun with summer season holidays 🏖️.

Just about all options on this launch are completely superb, and it’s onerous
to select a favourite. Nice translation enhancements that assist with the consumer
expertise, a brand new entity to seize occasions from issues like remotes, and the
new Help options are, once more, mind-blowing!

Speaking about Help, have you ever seen the weblog on Yr of the Voice – Chapter 3?
Or, verify the stay stream recording on YouTube,
the place the brand new options have been demonstrated.

Some new integrations have been added too. Most notably Opower!
This integration can pull in vitality utilization information from many utility corporations in
america. For instance, it helps PG&E,
ComEd, BGE, and lots of extra! ⚡️
Superb information for all our American pals!

Benefit from the launch!

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Don’t overlook to be a part of our launch social gathering stay stream on YouTube
2 August 2023, at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CEST!

Translated providers

All providers in Dwelling Assistant are actually translatable! 🌎

Providers are the actions you may name, like turning on a lightweight. This was one among
the larger components of Dwelling Assistant that also was solely out there in English.
Odd, because the Dwelling Assistant interface can be utilized in 60+ languages!

On this launch, translations for these providers have been added to drastically
enhance the expertise when English isn’t your main language. For instance,
once you use the Dutch language (as used within the screenshot under), the service
to activate a lightweight is now additionally translated into Dutch.

Screenshot showing the Home Assistant interface in the Dutch language, showcasing the translations for service calls.

A giant step ahead! Implementing this variation has resulted in a considerable
improve within the variety of translations. They’ve doubled! 😅

Due to that, translating all providers may take a while; nonetheless…
You may assist! You don’t need to be a developer to assist with this; you are able to do this
from the consolation of your browser. Take a look at our documentation on
learn how to contribute translations.

Introducing the occasion entity

Occasions are indicators which are emitted when one thing occurs, for instance, when
somebody presses a bodily button like a doorbell or when a button on a distant
management is pressed.

You probably have ever tried to work with occasions in Dwelling Assistant, you most likely
seen that it was not the simplest factor to do. It’s worthwhile to know the occasion title,
after which it’s worthwhile to know the information that’s being despatched with it. Earlier than you realize it,
you’ll begin twiddling with the developer instruments to determine what’s going on.

To make this all simpler, we’re introducing a brand new entity kind on this launch:
The occasion entity.

The occasion entity can seize these occasions within the bodily world and makes them
out there in Dwelling Assistant as an entity. Take for instance, this Hue distant:

Screenshot showing the new event entities provided by a Philips Hue remote.

The great thing about the occasion entity is that they can be utilized like every other entity
in Dwelling Assistant: They may present up within the UI, can be utilized straight within the
automations editor, and supply historic data within the logbook.

In addition to Matter, the occasion entity can also be supported by
HomeKit Units, MQTT,
and Philips Hue. We count on to see extra integrations
supporting this new entity kind quickly.

Bettering the primary expertise with Dwelling Assistant

Onboarding is a consumer’s first expertise with Dwelling Assistant. The onboarding
screens are the primary you see, and steps you’re taking once you entry Dwelling Assistant
for the primary time, organising issues like your account and language preferences.
The purpose is to make sure this course of is seamless, which is why we’ve made
enhancements to the onboarding expertise.

To realize this, we’ve got carried out a search area on the map throughout
onboarding. As an alternative of endlessly dragging the pin on the map round,
now you can simply seek for your location.

Screenshot showing you can now enter your address to quickly find your location on the map.

That is powered by OpenStreetMap ❤️

Add objects to your buying record utilizing Help

What for those who may ask Help so as to add objects to your
Dwelling Assistant buying record? Nicely, now you may!

Add milk to my buying record!

Screenshot showing asking assist to add milk to the shopping list.

In case you’re questioning, the buying record integration provides a useful web page to
your Dwelling Assistant interface to which everybody in your family can add objects.
It’s an effective way to maintain monitor of what it’s worthwhile to purchase, and now you may
add objects to it along with your voice utilizing Help!

Screenshot showing the shopping list integration in Home Assistant.

To have the ability to use this characteristic, it’s worthwhile to have the buying record integration
arrange, which is as simple as clicking the My Dwelling Assistant button under:

Generate a picture with OpenAI’s DALL-E

Within the final launch, we added the flexibility for providers to reply with information,
and now we added a service that means that you can generate a picture utilizing
OpenAI’s DALL-E.

All you want is to arrange the OpenAI dialog agent
integration in your occasion, and you’re going to get a brand new service:
openai_conversation.generate_image.

Name this service describing the picture you’d just like the AI to generate, and
it would reply with a picture URL you need to use in your automations.

Screenshot showing the new generate image service with DALL-E from OpenAI, asking to generate an image of an astronaut riding a unicorn.

You possibly can, for instance, use this to generate a picture of a metropolis that matches
the climate situations exterior of your property, let the AI generate a picture
in regards to the newest information headline to point out in your dashboard, or possibly generate
a enjoyable picture of somebody placing out rubbish on rubbish day.

You possibly can even mix it with the wildcard help for sentence triggers so that you
may ask Dwelling Assistant to generate a picture utilizing your voice…

Wildcard help for sentence triggers

Sentence triggers now help
wildcards! This implies now you can partially match a sentence, and use the
matched half in your actions. That is what powers the above
buying record characteristic
too, and it may be used for a lot of different issues as effectively.

You possibly can, for instance, create a sentence set off that matches once you say:

Play the white album by the Beatles

Utilizing the wildcard help, you may get the album and artist title from the spoken
sentence and use these in your actions. To set off on the above instance sentence,
you’ll use the next command in your sentence set off:

Screenshot showing an automation that uses a sentence trigger that has wildcards in it.

This may make the album and artist out there as set off variables that you simply
can use in your actions; for instance, to start out taking part in the music requested.

These wildcards are attention-grabbing and open up lots of potentialities!
Learn extra about sentence triggers in our documentation.

JLo realized he may use these wildcards, mixed with the brand new
generate picture service, to let
Dwelling Assistant generate a picture and present it on his Chrome Forged-enabled gadget
simply by utilizing his voice! 😎 You possibly can ask it:

Present me an image of an astronaut driving a unicorn!

He put this collectively in an automation blueprint, which you need to use to do the
similar factor in your individual Dwelling Assistant occasion:

Screenshot showing how the blueprint by JLo looks like in Home Assistant.

Present the sentence you prefer to set off on and the media participant you wish to
present the picture at, and also you’re good to go! You may import his blueprint utilizing
the My Dwelling Assistant button under:

Situation selector

A brand new selector is out there to be used in, for instance, blueprints:
The situation selector.

This selector takes and reveals the situation a part of the automation editor,
and permits blueprint creators to make use of a user-provided situation of their
blueprinted automations and scripts.


This blueprint permits one to set a customized situation utilizing the brand new situation selector.

Different noteworthy modifications

There are various extra enhancements on this launch; listed here are among the different
noteworthy modifications this launch:

  • Tons of efficiency upgrades once more this month (thanks @bdraco), these
    embrace a a lot quicker ingress expertise when visiting add-on internet interfaces. 🚀
  • @emontnemery added filters to most of the providers Dwelling Assistant gives,
    which means solely choices related to the entity you’re calling the service on
    can be proven within the UI. Good!
  • CO2Signal modified its title to Electrical energy Maps. The combination
    has been renamed to match that. Thanks, @madsnedergaard!
  • @Lash-L retains extending the Roborock integration, including many new entities
    on this launch. This consists of an error sensor, quantity controls,
    and DnD setting occasions. Superior!
  • EZVIZ acquired an enormous replace, including help for alarm management panels, buttons,
    and choose entities. Thanks @RenierM26!
  • @farmio added help for including date and date/time entities to KNX! Nice!
  • The Xiaomi BLE now helps the MiScale (V1 and V2). Thanks, @Ernst79!
  • UniFi Community now has controls to show an UniFi WLAN on and off and added
    picture entities for QR codes for WLAN entry. Thanks, @Kane610!

New integrations

We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:

This launch additionally has a brand new digital integration. Digital integrations
are stubs which are dealt with by different (present) integrations to assist with
findability. These are new:

Integrations now out there to arrange from the UI

The next integrations are actually out there through the Dwelling Assistant UI:

Launch 2023.8.1 – August 4

Launch 2023.8.2 – August 11

Launch 2023.8.3 – August 18

Launch 2023.8.4 – August 24

Need assistance? Be part of the group!

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to assist one another out. So, be a part of us!

Our very energetic Discord chat server is a superb place to be
at, and don’t overlook to hitch our superb boards.

Discovered a bug or subject? Please report it in our subject tracker,
to get it mounted! Or, verify our assist web page for steerage for extra
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Breaking modifications

In case you are a customized integration developer and wish to find out about breaking
modifications and new options out there in your integration: Make sure you observe our
developer weblog. The next are essentially the most notable for this launch:

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are additionally now not out there as of this launch:

All modifications

After all, there’s much more on this launch. You could find an inventory of
all modifications made right here:
Full changelog for Dwelling Assistant Core 2023.8

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