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Home Assistant Unveils Version 2023.12 with a Warm "Welcome Home!"

Home Assistant has just released its final update for 2023, and it’s packed with exciting features and improvements. The new release, version 2023.12, is all about making your smart home experience even better.

One of the highlights of this release is the redesigned login page. It now features a modern and welcoming design that greets you when you access Home Assistant via your local home network. The login page is smart enough to remember your login when you’re at home, eliminating the need to repeatedly log in. And when you’re accessing Home Assistant from outside your home network, the login page still ensures the security of your system by asking for your username and password.

The thermostat card has also received a makeover in this release. It now matches the stunning new entity dialog introduced in a previous release. The new design is not only visually pleasing but also adds support for features like HVAC mode buttons and presets, giving you more control and customization options.

Another exciting addition is the numeric input feature for tile cards. This feature allows you to control number entities and number helpers directly from the tile card. You can choose to use it as a slider or as an input with up/down buttons, making it easier than ever to interact with your smart home devices.

The default dashboard now offers more options to customize its behavior. You can hide certain areas, hide entities that don’t belong to an area, and even hide the energy summary card. This gives you greater control over your dashboard and allows you to tailor it to your specific needs.

The history dashboard has also received significant improvements in this release. It now combines state history with long-term statistics, providing you with insights into the past. This enhancement allows you to look back further in time and analyze data more effectively.

Home Assistant continues to expand its integration offerings with new additions in this release. Devialet, Linear Garage Door, MyPermobil, OurGroceries, and V2C are now supported integrations, giving you even more options to connect and automate your smart home devices.

In addition to these major updates, there are numerous other improvements and bug fixes in this release. The full changelog can be found on the Home Assistant website.