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Updater component is always available and shows on/off depending on whether an update is available or not #25418
The updater component is now a binary sensor that is always available. The entity ID is
Automations that are listening for the existence of
This makes the component more transparent and understandable for the user. Additionally it is visible if there is an error or the source (https://updater.home-assistant.io/) is outdated.
See Breaking Change.
Furthermore the updater logs a warning if the current version is before the newest version. This is the case if the JSON from https://updater.home-assistant.io/ is outdated.
If you don't want the updater component to always be available, I suggest at least keeping the warning if the current version is greater than the newest version. Otherwise, people would wonder if the updater component is broken.
But personally, I think it would be more understandable if the updater component is always visible and displays the newest version. Automations can be triggered by the state and not by the existence of this component.
Related issue (if applicable): fixes #24385
Example entry for
@MartinHjelmare I'm afraid we have to test the remove method since we miss the coverage target by 0.12%