Updating Home Assistant


The upgrade process differs depending on the installation you have, so please review the documentation that is specific to your install Hass.io, HASSbian, Vagrant, or Virtualenv.

View what’s new in the latest version and potential impacts on your system here.

The default way to update Home Assistant to the latest release, when available, is:

$ pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant

After updating, you must restart Home Assistant for the changes to take effect. This means that you will have to restart hass itself or the autostarting daemon (if applicable). Startup can take considerable amount of time (i.e. minutes) depending on your device. This is because all requirements are updated as well.

To avoid permission errors, the upgrade must be run as the same user as the installation was completed, again review the documentation specific to your install Hass.io, HASSbian, Vagrant, or Virtualenv.

BRUH automation has created a tutorial video explaining how to upgrade Home Assistant.

Run a specific version

In the event that a Home Assistant version doesn’t play well with your hardware setup, you can downgrade to a previous release:

$ pip3 install homeassistant==0.XX.X

Run the development version

If you want to stay on the bleeding-edge Home Assistant development branch, you can upgrade to dev.

The “dev” branch is likely to be unstable. Potential consequences include loss of data and instance corruption.

$ pip3 install --upgrade git+git://github.com/home-assistant/[email protected]