Home Assistant Cloud is currently in private beta.
The Home Assistant Cloud allows you to quickly integrate your local instance with various cloud services. Any processing of services from other cloud services is handled by your local instance.
To get started, create an account and log in via the configuration panel in your Home Assistant instance. There is no need to configure your router or expose your instance to the internet in any other way.
The Alexa integration allows users to control the entities via the Home Assistant Smart Home skill for Alexa. This means that you can say things like “Alexa, turn on the kitchen light” to control your local instance.
# Example configuration.yaml entry configuring Alexa cloud: alexa: filter: include_entities: - light.kitchen include_domains: - switch exclude_entities: - light.living_room exclude_domains: - script
(map)(Optional)Configuration options for the Amazon Alexa integration.
||Hide the entity from the Alexa smart home devices.|
||Defines name of the entity for a Alexa smart home device. Useful if you have an entity with a friendly name in a local language that you want to access using an English sounding name.|
||The description of the device in the Alexa smart home device list.|
||Set displayCategories, useful for things like media_player (TV/SPEAKERS) or scene (ACTIVITY_TRIGGER/SCENE_TRIGGER). More info can be found here.|
Currently, the following domains are available to be used with Alexa:
- fan (supports on/off and set speed)
- lock (lock and unlock, but unlock is untested as Amazon has disabled unlock for now)
- media_player (play, pause, stop, set volume, adjust volume, next track and previous track)