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Software update: Home Assistant 0.75

 Home Assistant logo (75 pix) Home Assistant is an open source platform for home automation that runs under Python 3. It runs via Hassbian on a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Linux, macOS or Windows computer. It supports the detection of devices such as Nest thermostats, Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo switches, Mr. Coffee coffee makers and the mqtt protocol. In addition, it can control these devices where possible and apply automation. The developers have released version 0.75 and the release notes for that release can be found below.

0.75: Spider, Tuya, Brunt, Magicseaweed API
And just like that, it’s August. Time is flying by. People all over the world have been busy to create this release for you. This release again a ton of cool new stuff.
First, let’s talk entity IDs. Entity IDs are how we identify entities in automations and scripts. They start with the domain and end with an object id, for example: . Or, if you’re unlucky light.node_2_2_abc . With this release, it will be possible to manage entity IDs or entities via the UI! Just as with changing the name, it requires that integration is a unique ID for each entity.

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