Back in 2021, we launched a crowdfunding campaign for Home Assistant Yellow. Home Assistant Yellow was our take on what a smart home hub should look like, with all the features we enthusiasts want. We’re very proud of Home Assistant Yellow, but at the same time, it has become clear that people just starting their smart home journey don’t need all the features Yellow offers. With the global component shortages making the required Compute Module 4 more expensive and harder to find, Home Assistant Yellow is no longer a good fit for beginners.
We’ve taken that to heart, and today, we are introducing an affordable way for new users to upgrade their smart homes to Home Assistant. It’s the Home Assistant Green – and it costs only $99 (MSRP).
Home Assistant Green contains everything you need for Home Assistant in one box. Just plug the included power and network cables into the hub, and you’ll be up and running. Home Assistant Green will then automatically install the latest version of Home Assistant, the app (mobile or web) will guide you through the setup process, and it will detect your smart devices immediately. This is the easiest way to start using Home Assistant, and it is perfect for you or your friends and family who want to take their first step in home automation.
Home Assistant Green alongside Home Assistant Yellow and Home Assistant Blue
On the inside, Home Assistant Green runs on a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core CPU. Memory and storage are amply provided with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC, more than enough to keep you running Home Assistant on the device for a long time. When your smart home grows, you can use Home Assistant SkyConnect to add Zigbee and Matter support or one of many third-party USB devices available to expand Home Assistant Green with other smart standards like Z-Wave or Bluetooth.
On the outside, Home Assistant Green has a stunning translucent enclosure design revealing the hub’s inner hardware. Unlike some other smart home devices, it looks great in your home decor. The bottom of the case also functions as the hub’s heat sink and is made of a solid piece of black, anodized aluminum. And, of course, this case features the new Home Assistant logo on top as a nice subtle mosaic pattern.
Home Assistant Green specifications
For more information about Home Assistant Green, visit our product page or watch the team at Nabu Casa talk about Home Assistant Green’s development and features in our anniversary video.Watch on YouTube: Home Assistant 10th Anniversary Event #HA10
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Home Assistant, we are making an anniversary batch of 1000 Home Assistant Green hubs available for sale via our partner Seeed Studio. You can order your Home Assistant Green right now:
If this anniversary batch sells out before you can get one, don’t worry! At the end of October, the Home Assistant Green will become widely available through our existing distributor network. Keep an eye on the Home Assistant Green website (link to Green marketing landing page) or our social media (links to social media) for availability!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2023/09/17/home-assistant-green-your-entry-to-home-assistant/