The updater component will check daily for new releases. It will show a badge in the frontend if a new version is found. As Hass.io has its own schedule for release it doesn’t make sense to use this component on Hass.io.

The updater component will also collect basic information about the running Home Assistant instance and its environment. The information includes the current Home Assistant version, the time zone, Python version and operating system information. No identifiable information (i.e., IP address, GPS coordinates, etc.) will ever be collected. If you are concerned about your privacy, you are welcome to scrutinize the Python source code. For further information about the Updater’s data, please check the detailed overview.

To integrate this into Home Assistant, add the following section to your configuration.yaml file:


If you choose not to share any information when checking for updates, you can add reporting: False.

It is possible to report the components that you are using to the Home Assistant developers. This will help them focus on improving the popular ones. To enable this option, you have to add include_used_components: True.

"components": [


For an added bonus, an automation component can be created to send a message with a notifier when that state of this component’s entity changes.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  alias: 'Update Available Notifications'
    platform: state
    entity_id: updater.updater
    service: notify.notify
      message: 'Update for Home Assistant is available.'