Home Assistant Cloud

The Home Assistant Cloud is currently free and will become part of the upcoming Community Support Package. Learn more

The Home Assistant Cloud allows you to quickly integrate your local Home Assistant with various cloud services. The following integrations are currently available:

How does it work?

The Home Assistant Cloud has been designed with security in mind. When you activate the Cloud component, your instance will create a secure connection to the Home Assistant Cloud. There is no need for any further configuration or to expose your instance to the internet.

Integrations like Alexa or Google will deliver messages to our cloud which we will forward to your local instance for processing. We just forward the response back. This means that we do not have to store the state of your house in our cloud, we’re just the messenger!

You can find a list of frequently asked questions (and their answers) in this blog post.

Enabling the cloud

The Home Assistant Cloud is enabled by default. If not, add this to your configuration:

# Example configuration.yaml entry to enable the cloud component

Once activated, go to the configuration panel in Home Assistant and create an account and log in. If you are not seeing the Configuration panel, make sure you have the following option enabled in your configuration.yaml` file.