According to Google Developers Blog, the brand new system sorts getting Google Assistant assist are as follows:
- Audio-video receiver
- Streaming field
- Streaming stick
- Streaming soundbar
“These new device types help build out a more complete solution for smart home media and gaming devices. By implementing these types and traits on your entertainment devices, you can enable users to fully access device and media controls from any Assistant surface,” wrote Google’s Toni Klopfenstein in a weblog put up.
If you’re a developer, you could take a look at Google’s documentation and samples to learn to implement these new options. Thanks to this public documentation, extra builders from completely different firms can get on board to make their merchandise appropriate with Assistant, which in flip improves the expertise of end-users.
Alongside, Google can also be launching a brand new trait (command) it calls Channel. As the identify suggests, Channel lets Google Assistant establish person’s instructions to alter TV channels.
“The out there channels must be shared as a listing, per person or system, throughout SYNC by way of the out thereChannels attribute. This checklist ought to comprise of all high or fashionable channels that the person or system is subscribed to. To guarantee a low question latency, we advocate that you simply preserve the channel checklist small (to 30 channels or much less),” reads the rule of thumb for builders.
We might anticipate Google to disclose extra plans it has for Assistant and Smart Homes basically tomorrow at ‘Hey Google’ Smart Home Summit. Stay tuned for updates.