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Join hosts Phil Hawthorne and Rohan Karamandi as they explore the newest Home Assistant releases and the latest Home Automation news. Featuring guests who use or contribute to Home Assistant, the podcast aims to inspire new ways to make your home smarter.

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    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Join hosts Phil Hawthorne and Rohan Karamandi as they explore the newest Home Assistant releases and the latest Home Automation news. Featuring guests who use or contribute to Home Assistant, the podcast aims to inspire new ways to make your home smarter.

    Exploring Daniel’s Home Assistant powered smart home

    Exploring Daniel’s Home Assistant powered smart home

    From digital photo frames, irrigation and (almost) his children, Daniel has automated a lot with Home Assistant and ESPHome

    Chapters01:03 Getting started with Home Automation
    02:51 Building a smart home
    09:36 Partner Acceptance Rules for a Smart House
    12:15 Smart Home Module Life Cycles
    16:27 ESPHome
    22:08 Water and Energy Monitoring
    30:45 Irrigation
    45:56 Reolink Cameras
    54:01 Favourite Automations
    58:02 Netgear Meural
    01:13:03 Driving Automations
    01:19:44 Home Assistant Hardware

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha156
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.

    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @philhawthorne
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    Rohan Karamandi
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @rohank9
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Talking the Open Home Foundation and 2024.5 with Frenck

    Talking the Open Home Foundation and 2024.5 with Frenck

    The State of the Open Home live stream had some big announcements for Home Assistant and its future. Frenck fills in for Rohan to go behind the scenes and break down the announcements, and the latest Home Assistant release

    Chapters01:10 State of the Open Home
    03:47 New Owner of Home Assistant
    05:40 Home Assistant Foundation
    10:56 How many homes use Home Assistant
    13:35 Home Assistant Hardware Updates
    17:18 Cloud New Features
    18:04 Home Assistant Longterm New Features
    22:53 2024.5 New Features
    50:20 20245 New Integrations
    54:45 Backwards Incompatible Changes

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha154
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.

    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @philhawthorne
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    Franck Nijhof
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    Twitter: @frenck


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Automating all the things with Kurt

    Automating all the things with Kurt

    Kurt from Belgium loves everything to do with technology. So there’s little surprise as Kurt shares with us all the ways he is using Home Assistant to make his life smarter

    Chapters02:05 Getting started with Home Automation
    10:10 Smart Locks
    14:35 Solving the smart home for non tech people
    15:53 Driving Automations
    20:40 AI for the smart home
    24:13 Favourite Automations
    28:36 Sleep Detection
    31:35 Phil's Zwave Network Offline
    37:47 Robot Vacuums
    42:33 Presence Detection
    45:13 Powering Automations
    48:29 Car Log Book Automation
    50:07 Putting Home Assistant in Schools
    53:28 Family feature requests
    55:41 Driving Home Assistant
    01:01:28 Failsafes for Home Automation

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha154
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.

    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @philhawthorne
    Buy Phil a Coffee

    Rohan Karamandi
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @rohank9
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Categorising and Labelling everything with 2024.4

    Categorising and Labelling everything with 2024.4

    2024.4 lands with a much requested feature - an ability to organise our automations, scripts and devices. Rohan and Phil break down the 2024.4 release and the Voice Assistant community content winners

    Chapters00:00 Intro
    00:47 State of the Open Home
    02:06 Voice Assistant Community Awards
    10:03 2024.4
    29:52 Maps and Webpage Dashboards
    32:15 Section Layout
    33:51 Related Items
    34:41 Repairs and Spook
    37:18 Matter Controllers
    39:21 Opening Doors
    43:24 New Integrations
    45:21 Breaking Changes
    47:21 Shoutouts

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha153
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.

    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @philhawthorne
    Buy Phil a Coffee

    Rohan Karamandi
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @rohank9
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    • 48 min
    Using Home Assistant as a second brain with Brian

    Using Home Assistant as a second brain with Brian

    Brian is a spacecraft systems engineer, who uses Home Assistant to automate his house, and help him remember some of the earthly world problems in his day-to-day life

    Chapters00:00 Intro
    03:25 Getting started with Home Assistant
    05:59 Who's in the house
    08:39 Protocols Used in the House
    10:24 Driving Automations
    13:48 Hardware used for Home Assistant
    15:02 Using Frigate
    16:56 Using Home Assistant for Memory
    23:05 Night Time Automations
    34:15 Leak Sensors
    45:30 Zigbee
    48:50 Presence Detection
    55:48 To Do Lists and Battery Automation
    01:03:25 Automating a Pool

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha152
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.
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    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
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    Rohan Karamandi
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    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @rohank9
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    2024.3 - Features we wanted, and some we didn’t know we needed

    2024.3 - Features we wanted, and some we didn’t know we needed

    2024.3 lands with exciting updates, with some features which are sure to please everyone. Phil shares a tip for owners with robot vacuums with mopping capabilities

    Chapters00:00 Intro
    01:00 2024.3 New Features
    27:01 Vacuum Smells
    31:15 Template Translation Helper
    36:22 New Integrations
    39:33 Breaking Changes

    For complete show notes and more information about the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check the notes at
    https://hasspodcast.io/ha151
    Watch this episode on YouTube
    Support Rohan and Phil on Patreon

    This episode was made possible thanks to our sponsors
    Home Assistant Cloud by Nabu Casa
    Easily connect to Google and Amazon voice assistants for a small monthly fee that also supports the Home Assistant project. Configuration is via the User Interface so no fiddling with router settings, dynamic DNS or YAML.
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    Hosts
    Phil Hawthorne
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @philhawthorne
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    Rohan Karamandi
    Website
    Smart Home Products
    Twitter: @rohank9
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

snarknerd ,

Great for anyone interested in home automation

I get so many great ideas from this podcast. Definitely recommend for anyone who’s just getting into home automation or who is a HA whiz.

ndng28 ,

Great show

Very inspirational and informative. Keep up the good job!

bjhanifin ,

Host and guest sharing is inspiring!

Listening to the hosts and guests discuss the unique and most useful features of their setups are inspiring. It is exciting to learn about a clever way to use devices in a way that I hadn't considered before.

I appreciate the release notes and especially the breaking changes as a nice overview to listen to before I install an upgrade. I always quickly skim the breaking changes myself before an update to make sure nothing was added since the podcast was recorded.

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