Private Bluetooth Device tracking with Home Assistant 2023.10 + Philips Hue forces the cloud

Episode 141
58m | Oct 2, 2023

If you’ve got an iPhone or Apple Watch, you’ll know how frustrating it is when they change their MAC address. 2023.10 fixes that, meanwhile Philips Hue starts requiring a connection to their cloud to use their hubs

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Phil Hawthorne


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