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Manufacturers can now add their own commands in Google Assistant

Google Assistant Commands Manufacturers can now add their own commands in Google Assistant
Sandra Phillips | 10 March, 2018, 13:21

Finally, here's a big one, OEMs will now be able to add custom Assistant commands to their devices.

Google is also adding in updated payment options for developers to tie into, with Assistant able to recognise that you have a paid for subscription in say Google Play and tie that to a command given in Assistant. Previously Google has maintained grammar and structure for commands, but under this new feature, Google will allow developers to specify any grammar and command to be executed by their device; this means commands like "set the oven to 180-degrees" or "put the washing machine on a delicate wash" can be added. The company calls this addition Custom Device Actions.

Custom device actions: The new custom device actions allow a user to perform hardware specific tasks without the need of giving commands.

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The Assistant was first rolled out in smartphones and Google Home speakers, but now it is present in many devices such as smoke detectors and alarm clocks. It's a wonder that this, like many other features being added to Assistant, wasn't baked in from the get-go. Google uses the example of turning on a connected oven. Once the update is official a user will be able to record and send a 30 sec video message if and when the recipient is not picking up the call or declines the call for some odd reason.

As per the blog post by Google, users can now access more media playback on smart speakers and Android handsets. This allows for more audio experiences like "longer meditation sessions, relaxing sounds, clips from your favorite TV shows and news briefings". Voice commands can be used to pause or replay media, and a media player will appear on your phone. They will be able to turn off the display and still continue listening to the audio. A user will also receive media notifications from where they can manage their playback. For example, you can tell Assistant you want a daily update on cryptocurrency prices from SpeedyBit. Esquire and Forbes are a few websites taking advantage of this new ability. The subscriptions were one of the original features of Google Assistant when it was launched, however, the update brings more new things in this feature such as daily updates and push notifications.

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