Hey there! I didn’t realize there was a Haaska tag until just now.
To help reduce some clutter in our GitHub project, I’ve decided to create this thread for general talk/questions/help.
I’ll try to help as much as I can, but please remember that I am only one of the two people on the project, and I am also limited by how much I can do in my free time.
What is Haaska?
The Home Assistant Alexa Skill Adapter, or “haaska”, implements a bridge between a Home Assistant instance and the Smart Home Skill API for Amazon’s Alexa. It provides voice control for a connected home managed by Home Assistant, through any Alexa-enabled device.
How do I set up Haaska?
The latest version, with instructions, can be found on GitHub at mike-grant/haaska.
Edit 2019-02-18: Revised instructions are almost complete! Just need to finish the “Using” and “Troubleshooting” sections.
Why can’t I control “_____” with Haaska?
Haaska is just the adapter that connects Home Assistant to Alexa. What devices are available and how they appear depends on code in HA’s Smart Home API, and Amazon’s restrictions. Not every feature is available through Alexa, though there are some workarounds.
I’ve got a question that isn’t answered here…
Go ahead, ask away! If you want to, you can also make a new post in the Haaska tag:
HA Community - Third Party Integrations - haaska