ESPHome 2023.2.0 - 15th February 2023¶
ESPHome now supports setting a
friendly_name which is sent to Home Assistant. This name will be used for the config entry,
the device name, and will be automatically prefixed to all of the entities where needed by Home Assistant.
If you opt to use this new friendly name, take note that you should remove any friendly name (substitition) that
you currently prepend onto entity
name in YAML.
esphome: name: living-room friendly_name: Living Room sensor: - platform: dht pin: GPIO5 name: Temperature
ESPHome Update Entities in Home Assistant¶
Home Assistant has offered “read-only” update entities since 2023.2.0 for ESPHome devices. This release of ESPHome added a new API required so that those update entities can now trigger a build and install of the new firmware “over the air” to your devices.