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Ways to build
Let users control your cloud connected devices through the Google Home app and Google Assistant. Add a local control path for greater reliability.

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Essential resources to kick off your project, including timelines and checklists.
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Create a developer project and use one of our samples to quickly get started.
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The Google smart home only supports OAuth with an authorization code flow.
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Process the smart home intents and return responses that Google Assistant recognizes.
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An overview of the process for launching a smart home Action.

Overview

Cloud is our most flexible integration, supporting more than 80 device types, including those devices not currently supported by Matter.
Cloud-to-cloud enables control at home and remotely, even for new smart home users without a Matter controller like a Nest speaker, display or Wi-Fi.
For developers building Matter devices, cloud-to-cloud can serve as a seamless fallback for users with or without a local controller.
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Millions of users turn to Google Assistant every day for help. Learn how your apps & content can help them get things done.
Promote and highlight your Action's capabilities and provide everything users need to know about your Action.
Devices labeled with the 'Works with Hey Google' badge, should provide robust functionality and a safe, reliable, and seamless experience for users.
Help users discover that your devices work with Google, and enable easier account linking.
Allow users to easily discover your Google integration in the Google Home app.
Enable quick, passwordless account linking.
Illustration showing the Building with Google Home certification process.

Developer tools

Test your smart home integration to ensure it meets launch requirements for Google’s smart home ecosystem.
Get access to Google Assistant Simulator, Cloud Logging, and other tools to simplify your smart home development process.
Simulate a smart home project by simulating a virtual home with configurable device types and traits.

Resources

Tutorials
Request the list of smart home devices that the user has connected and are available for use.
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Get hands-on, step-by-step, guidance with our technical product tutorials.
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Learn how to proactively report the latest status of the user's device back to Google's Home Graph.

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