Software Update: Home Assistant Core 2021.2.0

Version 2021.2.0 of Home Assistant Core has been released. Home Assistant Core is an open source home automation platform that runs under Python 3. It runs via Hassbian on a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Linux, macOS or Windows computer. It supports detecting devices, such as Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo switches, Mr. Coffee makers, the smart switches from IKEA and the mqtt protocol. In addition, where possible, it can control these devices and apply automation. For more information, please refer to this page and our own Forum. This release includes new Z-Wave integration, added Python 3.9 support, and improved device recognition on the network. The full release notes are here here is the announcement for this release:

2021.2: Z-Wave… JS!

Usually, I try to write a small introduction that recaps the release, while putting a bit of my view in it as well. This release, however, I’m struggling to find the right words…

So there is DHCP discovery added, which is super nice! And some really helpful new Blueprint selectors, tons of UI tweaks! But honestly…

Have you heard about Z-Wave JS?!

Well, out of nowhere, a huge bunch of developers came together this month and spat out a completely new, full-blown, fast, slick, sexy, complete, Z-Wave integration!

So, thanks guys! An achievement beyond words, really; You all rock! Enjoy the release!

Version number 2021.2.0
Release status Final
Operating systems script language
Website Home Assistant
Download https://home-assistant.io/getting-started/
License type GPL