ESPHome 2023.4.0 - 19th April 2023¶
This year is the Year of the Voice for Home Assistant, and ESPHome is charging ahead with this in mind. We’ve added a new Voice Assistant component that allows you to use ESPHome devices as an input for assist in Home Assistant 2023.5 or later.
With this also comes preliminary microphone support, which has been built in a way that multiple
voice_assistant can request start / stop of the microphone and get the data. We
hope this leads to more interesting use cases for the microphone in the future.
Home Assistant is hosting a live stream all about the Year of the Voice - Chapter 2.
Keith joins Nabu Casa¶
Nabu Casa is pleased to announce that long time contributor Keith Burzinski (@kbx81) is joining the
team as a full time developer to help out on ESPHome. Keith created the Sprinkler Controller,
Thermostat Climate Controller, a bunch of the
ssd display components and a few other components
as well as fixing many bug along the way. I expect his house climate and garden area are kept well in line.
Looking forward to working with you Keith.
Release 2023.4.1 - April 24¶
Release 2023.4.2 - April 27¶
Release 2023.4.3 - May 2¶
Release 2023.4.4 - May 4¶
I²S Media Player¶
With the introduction of the I²S Audio Microphone, the media player platform has some
required breaking changes to the YAML configuration. This involves moving the
i2s_bclk_pin to a new I²S Audio Component component.
# Before media_player: - platform: i2s_audio name: ESPHome I2S Media Player dac_type: external i2s_lrclk_pin: GPIO33 i2s_bclk_pin: GPIO19 i2s_dout_pin: GPIO22 mode: mono # After i2s_audio: i2s_lrclk_pin: GPIO33 i2s_bclk_pin: GPIO19 media_player: - platform: i2s_audio name: ESPHome I2S Media Player dac_type: external i2s_dout_pin: GPIO22 mode: mono
Default restore mode for Switches, Fans and Lights¶
restore_mode for switches, fans and lights has been changed
ALWAYS_OFF with the intention that restoring values
from flash should be manually specified by a user if desired in their YAML configuration.
number components have always internally set a
step required in config,
but allowed it to be not specified at all. This caused issues on the Home Assistant side
of things. This is only a breaking change for external components that have a
uart2 being defined in some of the platform code ESPHome uses,
ESPHome will now disallow these ids from being used in the config. You can simply change them to
uart_0 to continue using.