Assist - entity and area aliases


Assist will use the names of your entities and areas, as well as any aliases you’ve configured. The configured aliases are not only used by Assist, but can also be used by Google Assistant, if you have set that up.

These aliases are helpful in case you call the same device by multiple names or when using a voice assistant in multiple languages at the same time.

Adding an alias of an entity

There are multliple ways to add an alias of an entity:

  • Option 1: Go to Settings > Voice assistants. On the Expose tab, select the entity for which you want to add an alias. Screenshot showing the alias editing capabilities added to the more info dialog of entities, accessed from the Voice assistants page
  • Option 2: You can also change the alias from the entity’s more information dialog in the settings tab in the advanced section. Screenshot showing the alias editing capabilities added to the more info dialog of entities, accessed from the Voice assistants page.

Adding an alias of an area

  1. To add an alias for an area, go to Settings > Areas & zones.
  2. Select the area of interest.
  3. In the three-dot menu, select Area settings.
  4. Select Add alias and enter the alias you want to use for that area.