Google Assistant via Home Assistant Cloud


The minimum supported version of Home Assistant is 0.65.6.

The Google Assistant integration allows users to control the entities via the Home Assistant Smart Home skill for Google Assistant. This means that you can say things like “Ok Google, turn on the kitchen light” to control your local Home Assistant.

To use this integration, you need to have:

  • The cloud component set up. Learn more
  • A Google Assistant enabled device like the Google Home
  • Activated the Home Assistant Smart Home skill for Google Assistant by using the Google Home app, select Home control, and then add hass.io using the Add devices option.

You can use configuration.yaml to configure the entities that are being shown to Google Assistant and how they are exposed.

# Example configuration.yaml entry configuring Google Assistant
cloud:
  google_actions:
    filter:
      include_entities:
        - light.kitchen
        - light.kitchen_left
      include_domains:
        - switch
      exclude_entities:
        - switch.outside
    entity_config:
      switch.kitchen:
        name: Custom Name for Google Assistant
        aliases:
         - bright lights
         - entry lights
        room: living room

Configuration Variables

google_actions

(map)(Optional)Configuration options for the Google Assistant integration.

filter

(map)(Optional)Filters for entities to include/exclude from Google Assistant.

include_entities

(list)(Optional)Entity IDs to include.

include_domains

(list)(Optional)Domains to include.

exclude_entities

(list)(Optional)Entity IDs to exclude.

exclude_domains

(list)(Optional)Domains to exclude.

entity_config

(map)(Optional)Entity specific configuration for Google Assistant

<ENTITY_ID>

(map)(Optional)Entity to configure

name

(string)(Optional)Name of entity to show in Google Assistant

aliases

(list)(Optional)Aliases that can also be used to refer to this entity

room

(string)(Optional)Hint for Google Assistant in which room this entity is.