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Can I create custom voice commands and responses for the Google Home?

Google does not provide api for that. Instead their QA tells the users to use external app IFTTT = IfThisThenThat. Newer suggestion of Google is AutoVoice.
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Does the Google Home record conversations to target advertisements?

On the Voice & Audio section of the Google My Activity page, you can see your history. The recordings it keeps are only after triggering it to wake up with the wake word (OK Google). It also has ...
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Is there a known list of wake words for Google Home?

Yes, there is an official list: Simply say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" before any of the voice queries below. Those are currently the only two wake words. There's some speculation that other wake ...
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Can I create custom voice commands and responses for the Google Home?

For an end user, using IFTTT or another connector service as described in mico's answer is probably the best way. If you want to develop an action on the Google Assistant platform, you can use ...
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What is the Operating System on Google Home Device?

Well, I can answer only two of the queries: First two get answer "No, they aren't supported." The guy in this reddit article played with one Google home device and found that out. There is a hidden ...
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Google Assistant read custom phrase

To make this kind of experiment most easy is to use API.ai (a tool acquired by Google just before Google Home was born [1]). In API.ai you can very easily imitate the flow with data that is given ...
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How can I connect a local Arduino to my Google Assistant without relying on cloud services?

Cloud-based services are unlikely to offer much 'local-lan' functionality without some competitive pressure. Specifically, a lan implementation requires a local hub. That could be the service's native ...
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How can I have my Google Assistant and Home devices play an MP3 in response to voice command?

Google Assistant's Actions can return a subset of SSML, part of which allows you to instruct the device to play an audio file such as an MP3. An example is given of the SSML to use in the Actions on ...
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Can an Android phone do the same things as Google Home (Mini)?

If the phone is new enough to run a version of Android with full Google Assistant then it should work for most things. The main points that differ will be: The microphone on the phone won't be ...
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Can I create custom voice commands and responses for the Google Home?

To create voice commands for google home follow the below given steps: Go to IFTTT.com. Sign in or up Click Search. Search for "Google Assistant." Click Google Assistant Google Assistant and then ...
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Alexa or Google Assistant "Find My Phone" integration with Android Device Manager?

Although it's not ideal, you could use two IFTTT recipes to allow you to call your phone: one to set the ringtone volume to maximum, and one to actually call the phone. It's a little more involved ...
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Is it possible to train the "Google Home" device for different styles of pronunciation?

Basically what you can do for training by yourself is to retrain the device for your voice. You'll say consecutive times the wake words as they are prompted by the app. I found a post stating you ...
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As a software developer, is there a way I can restrict Google Home to only play certain music?

Unfortunately, any Action that is intended to imitate Google Home system functionality is explicitly banned, and the API doesn't really facilitate doing that (not surprising, I suppose, that the API ...
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How do I connect Wemo Bulbs to Google Home

Despite what Belkin says on their website, Wemo and Google Home aren't fully compatible. Some Wemo smart home products are natively compatible with Google Assistant / Home. These include: Belkin ...
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Multiple Google homes one WiFi

I don't think there is a point to having them on the same network (in the same physical building). The implication of the feature is more for it you have multiple locations (e.g. home and office or ...
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Are all functions available on all Google Assistant devices?

There is negligible difference in the assistant functionality between a Google branded Google Home device vis-à-vis an OEM speaker with google Assistant. Lets, take Google Home and LG WK7 Speakers, ...
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How to connect Google Home with a DIY home automation system?

The API for this sort of thing is here Google Assistant lets you write Smart Home Actions which let you add your devices to Model and then pass messages to your backend to then control the devices. ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

You could use the competitor Stringify which supports subsequent actions as well as conditions in their rule engine. This rule for example does three actions: WHEN I say "OK Google, tell Stringify ...
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Send Google Assistant text to read out via the SDK

Yes, the Google Assistant supports Actions which allow developers to respond to requests from users. Actions can only respond if prompted, they cannot speak unannounced at this time. Using the ...
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How to ask Multiple questions to Google Home

This is now possible with the continued conversations feature is deployed, announced at Google I/O 2018. If continued conversations are enabled on your Google Home, the microphone will continue to ...
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Can Google home be used for reminder?

The Google Home does support alarms. “Set an alarm for 5 PM called Mary's homework” Your device will then ring an alarm sound at 5 PM, as expected. However, it will not announce what alarm is ...
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Is there a known list of wake words for Google Home?

I have been able to say "Eggrole" to trigger the Google Home, and that works fine, despite it not sounding anything like "Ok Google" or "Hey Google". It seems that the wake word detector misrecognises ...
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How can I get Google Assistant to talk to "TickTick" instead of "Tik tik"?

Setup a "Routine" in the Google Assistant settings such that: When I say "notepad or "note pad" Assistant will: "Talk to ticktick" Now, all I have to say is: "Okay Google. Notepad"
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Can Raspberry Pi be used instead of Google Nest as a hub to control my smart home via Google Assistant?

That diagram is describing Google Assistant's Local Control SDK. When using the Local Control SDK you write some JavaScript that is executed on the a Google Home/Home Mini/Nest Hub to send control ...
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Does Google Home support any NFC use cases?

Currently, there is no support for NFC on the Google Home. I couldn't find an authoritative source to say that there isn't support, but there are no known features as of writing that use NFC ...
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Does openHAB support the Google Assistant?

It seems, from this forum post that you can use ha-bridge which masquerades as a Philips Hue bridge, permitting it to consume the basic lighting commands. If you have Hue devices, you need a real Hue ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

Google Assistant recently added the ability to execute multiple commands in a shortcut, which solves this problem for me. I was able change my "tea time" shortcut to look like: "Set a 4 minute ...
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Are all functions available on all Google Assistant devices?

They didn't use to be, but it appears that they now are - at least on Android phones, as of April 2018. See this article on android central. They mention that: When Google Assistant debuted with the ...
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How to get Google Home assistant to read a value from the Internet?

Well, it can be done by switching to Alexa ;-) I'm in a similar fix: I have a weather station that can report current conditions with a JSON message in response to an HTTP request. I was able to ...
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Is there a known list of wake words for Google Home?

There are a slew of wake up words for Google, try Cocaine Poodle I've been doing my best to trick any assistant I can to see if I can get some unexpected result. I've found Google Home to be ...
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