Configure a Developer Project and Account Settings

Configure an Actions Console project

A Google Cloud Platform project, managed by the Actions Console, gives your project access to the Google Assistant API. The project tracks quota usage and gives you valuable metrics for the requests made from your hardware.

To enable access to the Google Assistant API, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Actions Console.

    Go to the Actions Console

  2. Click Add/import project.

  3. To create a new project, enter a name in the Project name box and click CREATE PROJECT.

    If you already have an existing Google Cloud Platform project, you can select that project and import it rather than creating a new one.

    Add/import project

  4. If you created a new project, click the Device registration box near the bottom of the page. If you imported a previously-created project, this box does not appear; select the Device registration tab (under ADVANCED OPTIONS) from the left navbar.

    Device registration

    Keep this browser tab open. You will use it to register a device model in a later step.

  5. Enable the Google Assistant API on the project you selected (see the Terms of Service). You need to do this in the Cloud Platform Console.

    Enable the API

    Click Enable.

  6. You must configure the OAuth consent screen for your project in the Cloud Platform Console. Note that most fields on this page are optional.

    Configure OAuth consent screen

Set activity controls for your account

In order to use the Google Assistant, you must share certain activity data with Google. The Google Assistant needs this data to function properly; this is not specific to the SDK. To share this data, create a Google account if you don't already have one.

Open the Activity Controls page for the Google account that you want to use with the Assistant. You can use any Google account—it does not need to be your developer account.

Ensure the following toggle switches are enabled (blue):

  • Web & App Activity
    • In addition, be sure to select the Include Chrome history and activity from sites, apps, and devices that use Google services checkbox.
  • Device Information
  • Voice & Audio Activity

Next step

Register the Device Model