The default way to update Home Assistant to the latest release, when available, is:
$ pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant
After updating, restart Home Assistant for the changes to take effect. This means that you have to restart
hass itself or the autostarting daemon if you use any.
The upgrade needs to be run as the same user as the installation was done to avoid permission errors.
It can happen that a version doesn’t play well with your hardware setup. If that’s the case you can downgrade to a previous release.
$ pip3 install homeassistant==0.XX.X
If you want to stay on top of the development of Home Assistant then you can upgrade to the
This can result in an unstable system, loss of data, etc. etc.
$ pip3 install --upgrade git+git:[email protected]