ESPHome 2023.5.0 - 17th May 2023¶
These new changes allows the Voice Assistant to request the raw audio stream response from Home Assistant to playback without using a full Media Player Components. This has much lower latency and allows for a much more responsive voice assistant experience.
This release also adds a bit more configuration for the i2s_audio microphone components. There is a breaking-change that requires new configuration fields to be added in YAML. See the microphone documentation for the configuration details, but below is a small example for the M5Stack Atom Echo.
# Old microphone: platform: i2s_audio i2s_din_pin: GPIO23 id: my_microphone # New microphone: platform: i2s_audio i2s_din_pin: GPIO23 adc_type: external pdm: false