Google deprecated The Google Assistant Library for Python as of June 28th, 2019 and instead, they are telling to use the Google Assistant Service.
The major thing is that they have removed hands-free activation ie the hot-word (ok google / hey google) activation. Now if you want to talk to your raspberry pi google assistant then you have to do any of the three following option
- Push to talk
- Text input
- Audio file input
Compatibility and feature support of Google Assistant Service.
The following table summarizes the platform compatibility requirements of the Google Assistant Service:
Google Assistant service
|Supported architectures||All gRPC platforms|
|Supported languages||All gRPC languages|
|Audio capture and playback||Reference code is provided|
|Conversation state management||Reference code is provided|
|Timers and alarms||No|
|Playback of podcasts and news||No|
|Broadcast voice messages||No|
|Visual output (HTML5) of Assistant responses||Yes|