Google is now making its assistant more flexible by allowing developers the ability to build device-specific commands for Google Assistant. Previously, developers were given the opportunity to build commands through Actions -- Actions are apps that are controlled through voice and Google Assistant -- but had to work across all Google Assistant devices. However, this new update will allow developers to create specific commands that work on only one device and are locked specifically to that device.
These device-specific commands will allow developers to better integrate Google Assistant into emerging technology and will allow for expansion past regular smart home commands. Google has announced this new developer option in a blog post, but the company is also showcasing the potential of device-specific commands at SXSW. At the entertainment festival, Google is showcasing beer-serving and sock-sorting robots designed with device-specific commands.