Home Assistant is a home automation platform running on Python 3. It is able to track and control all devices at home and offer a platform for automated control. Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi or a local server.
We will need a few things to get started with installing Home Assistant. For best performance, we suggest the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Links below are linking to Amazon US. If you’re not in the US, you should be able to find these items in web stores in your country.
The Raspberry Pi will now boot up, connect to the Internet and download the latest version of Home Assistant, which will take about 20 minutes.
Home Assistant will be available at http://hassio.local:8123. Shortly after the download has started, a simple preparation status page will be available at this URL.
Point your browser there. The page refreshes automatically, and Home Assistant will be shown when the download is complete.
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The usual release cycle is two weeks. Every other weekend will a new release of Home Assistant be available. There is no fix day or time when the release will happen because that depends on the person who is finishing the release. It can already be Monday at your location. If there was no announcement made in the previous release notes or on another communication channel then the release will happen.
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