Assist - Talking to Home Assistant

Assist is our feature to allow 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.

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With Assist, you can use the built-in sentences to control entities and areas, or create your own.

List of supported languages.

Assist is available to use on most platforms that can interface with Home Assistant. Look for the Assist icon Assist icon:

  • Inside the Home Assistant app in the top-right corner
  • On Apple devices via Siri and Assist shortcuts
  • On Android phones as the default digital assistant or home screen shortcut
  • On Wear OS watches as the default digital assistant or using Assist tile or complication

Did Assist not understand your sentence? Contribute them.

The Assist icon doesn’t show up? Make sure the conversation integration is enabled. If you use YAML for configuration and have removed default_config:, the conversation integration may not be included in the config file.

Assist was introduced in Home Assistant 2023.2.