I’ve been an IFTTT user for a couple of years, mainly for the integration that it offers for my Google Home devices (i.e. voice controlling my HA devices), but don’t want to move to an IFTTT subscription. I currently run Home Assistant 0.65.0 in a Docker container on a Lubuntu VM.
Having taken some first steps trying to integrate Home Assistant with Google Assistant/Google Home a couple of years ago, I couldn’t get it to work reliably (hence why I ended up using IFTTT). I was wondering if newer versions of Home Assistant offered better/easier integration with Google Assistant/Google Home?
I’ve avoided any upgrades to Home Assistant so far as I don’t want to spend hours/days dealing with backwards compatibility issues with my HA config (and I already have it doing everything I need anyway). However if a newer release would offer an easy path to Google integration I think now might be the time to take the plunge.
I was wondering if anyone could advise:
- Does the current HA release offer significantly better or easier Google integration than v0.65.0?
- How straightforward would the HA upgrade process be from 0.65.0 to current version?