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Effortlessly Integrate Alexa with Home Assistant: No AWS Knowledge Needed!


Effortlessly Integrate Alexa with Home Assistant: No AWS Knowledge Needed and No Nabu Casa Needed!

In this video, I walk you through the use of Haaska, a project designed to integrate your Home Assistant devices and entities with your Alexa ecosystem. The catch? It typically requires a basic understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) - until now. With the help of my automated GitHub project, we can bypass the complexities of AWS and make the process more user-friendly.

I'll guide you through enabling the Alexa integration on Home Assistant and creating a long-lived access token. We'll set up an AWS account, verify your email, and create an access key for later use. Then, we'll head over to the Alexa Developer Console to create a new Alexa skill and note down the Skill ID.

The video includes a comprehensive walkthrough of my GitHub repo where we'll download and extract the Haaska zip file, modify the Python file named Constants, and run a PowerShell script. After creating necessary resources in AWS, I'll show you how to point your Alexa skill to your Lambda function.

We'll complete the process by configuring your Alexa skill builder, enabling account linking, and setting permissions. Finally, we'll fine-tune your Home Assistant configuration for Alexa by filtering entities and adding in exceptions for devices you want to control with Alexa.

By the end of this video, you'll be able to use Alexa to control your Home Assistant devices seamlessly.



My Haaska Repo: https://github.com/Hassassistant/Haaska

Original Haaska Repo: https://github.com/mike-grant/haaska

Haaska Wiki: https://github.com/mike-grant/haaska/wiki

CloudFlare Tunnel: https://youtu.be/Qsz1OjlGidU



Configuration.yaml: https://pastecode.io/s/gk3a1x9v

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