Assist allows you to control Home Assistant using natural language. It is built on top of an open voice foundation and powered by knowledge provided by our community.
Assist is available to use on most platforms that can interface with Home Assistant. Look for the Assist icon :
Want to use Home Assistant with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa? Get started with Home Assistant Cloud.
The easiest way to get started with Assist is by using it on your phone.
- Inside the Home Assistant app in the top-right corner, select the Assist icon.
- On Apple devices via Siri and Assist shortcuts.
- On Android phones as the default digital assistant or home screen shortcut.
- On a tablet in kiosk mode, you can use a dashboard button to start Assist.
Voice assistant devices allow you to add Assist to a room and respond to wake words. Follow our tutorial to create your own for just $13.
Assist is available on watches. On Wear OS watches you can set Assist as the default digital assistant or add the Assist tile or complication.
If you are interested in a voice assistant that is not always listening, consider using Assist on an analog phone. It will only listen when you pick up the horn, and the responses are for your ears only. Follow our tutorial to create your own analog phone voice assistant.
Wake words allow you to activate Assist by saying an activation phrase instead of pressing a button. Learn how to configure a wake word.. There are predefined wake words, such as “OK Nabu”, but you can also define your own wake word
Want to talk to Super Mario? Or another figure? If you want Assist to respond in a fun way, you can create an assistant with an OpenAI personality.
Assist already supports a wide range of languages.
Did Assist not understand your sentence? Contribute them.
Assist was introduced in Home Assistant 2023.2.
- Home Assistant Cloud
- Assist on Android
- Assist on Wear OS
- Siri and Assist shortcuts
- Assist dashboard button
- Build a 13$ voice remote using an ESPHome device
- Enable a wake word
- Create your own wake words
- Built-in sentences