Google Assistant will no longer support third party voice apps, including games and apps on smart displays and speakers. Instead, it will focus on helping developers at insert voice functions in Android apps on all Google platforms.
Google removes third-party voice apps from Assistant
Google announced in 2016 that it would integrate third-party voice apps into Assistant, a big news for the then nascent computer market. smart speaker e smart display. This allowed developers to create applications and games tailored to these devices: from quizzes to pictionary.
By June 2023, however, Google will remove the “Conversational Actions”Which activated saying“ Hey Google, talk to [nome servizio]”. But this does not mean taking away attention to vocal experiences, quite the contrary. Google wants to enable voice-activated features on Android and bring them to all its platforms.
According to Google, building voice apps for Assistant from the ground up required a lot of developer resources. The result is that many teams did not, giving up on providing voice service to customers. Instead they think it is easier to implement these functions within Android apps.
We are not just talking about smartphones and tablets. These Assistant experiences will also work on smartwatches with WearOStelevisions with Google TV e Android TVcar with Android Auto and derivatives. With all the new functions such as the ability to use the app at the same time, even when not specifically mentioned in the request. (An example is opening Spotify when asking for a playlist).
Developers who have already created voice apps please see this page for more details on end of support and how to make the most of the new features. We will keep you informed in case of news.