Welcome to the Google Home Developer Center, the new destination for learning how to develop smart home actions. Note: You'll continue building actions in the Actions console.

Cloud-to-cloud Release Notes

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2022-11-21

Smart home docs now live in Cloud-to-cloud.

All smart home documentation on the Assistant developer site have migrated to the Cloud-to-cloud section on the Home Dev Center. See Get started to learn more.

Note that you'll continue to use the Actions console to build Actions.

2022-11-09

Trait-level sample utterances added.

Moved all sample utterances from device type reference pages to device trait reference pages.

2021-12-12

Troubleshooting documentation added.

Now includes a list of platform error codes.

2021-11-04

Google Home Test Suite documentation added.

Account linking validation test documentation now included.

2021-10-21

Launched new tools.

2021-09-27

Chinese language added.

2021-08-27

Added error guide.

2021-08-26

New sample utterances.

en-US, de-DE, and fr-FR samples added to several device types.

2021-06-10

Local Fulfillment documentation updated.

Now includes QUERY intent support.

2021-05-17

Added new traits, testing documentation, and a Japanese translation.

2021-04-13

Monitoring and logging documentation updated.

2021-03-11

Updated certification documentation.

2021-03-10

Updated guides, traits, and device types.

2021-03-09

Two-factor authentication documentation updates.

  • Updated language from "two-factor authentication" to "secondary user verification".
  • Added template warning message for secondary user verification.

2021-03-08

Updated device guides.

Added quality requirements to device guides.

2021-02-17

Added and updated certification and testing documentation.

2021-01-11

Updated Smart Display documentation.

The Touch Controls page now includes Smart Display documentation and clarified content.

2021-01-08

Launched Local Home SDK 1.4.

Now with support for local `QUERY` intents (ChangeLog, Package, Reference documentation).

2021-01-07

Launched support for App Discovery and Deep Linking.

These features enable developers to streamline the device linking process for users, and improve app discovery.