Google Assistant SDK gets New Languages, API Updates, and Device Actions

Joanna Estrada
December 21, 2017

That is thanks to the Google Assistant SDK, which allows companies to integrate Google Assistant into their devices and was recently updated to include more languages and features, according to Google's recent blog post. Since then, they have introduced the Google Assistant SDK so that 3rd-party developers could leverage the platform.

We've seen how various 3rd-party developers have utilized the Google Assistant for all sorts of projects. Many LG washers, dryers, vacuums and air conditioners feature Google Assistant integration as well. First of all, C by GE bulbs are now compatible with Google Assistant, which means you'll be able to light up, turn off or dim the lights in your home from any room. In a bid to provide support to more users from across the world, the Google Assistant SDK has just received a new set of supported languages including English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), French (Canada, France), German, and Japanese. The company likes the way that the Google Assistant can be customized by the user and this is also possible on SDK-based devices as well. Lastly, Google will allow more customizability with settings, allowing users to set language, location and even personalized results, offering better support for location-based queries. Devices using the SDK can now be localized either with a street address or longitude and latitude coordinates. Users will also now be able to set a fixed Global Positioning System location for their SDK devices, enabling better support for location-specific queries like local stores or weather.

The SDK also now allows for support of Device Actions, basically commands you can issue to control a device in your smart home.

The biggest addition is support for third-party actions - essentially Google's version of Alexa Skills for Assistant - that will let developers using the Assistant SDK directly control their hardware with Assistant.

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