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Release Notes

The following release notes cover the most recent changes to the Google Smart Home platform.

September 27, 2021

Added Chinese (zh-TW) to supported languages.

August 27, 2021

Added Handle errors and exceptions guide.

August 26, 2021

Added sample utterances in en-US, de-DE, and fr-FR to several device types.

June 10, 2021

Updated Local Fulfillment docs to include QUERY intent support.

May 17, 2021

April 13, 2021

March 11, 2021

Updated Smart Home certification and launch policies.

March 10, 2021

March 9, 2021

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

March 8, 2021

Added quality requirements to device guides.

February 17, 2021

January 11, 2021

Added Smart Display section to the Touch Controls page and clarified content.

January 8, 2021

Launched Local Home SDK 1.4 with support for local QUERY intents (ChangeLog, Package, Reference documentation).

January 7, 2021

Launched support for App Discovery and Deep Linking. These features enable developers to streamline the device linking process for users, and improve app discovery.

December 8, 2020

Added "sign in to Google" as the primary flow when running the test suite for smart home.

October 23, 2020

Updated device guides with full example intents.

Updated traits references with more detail on payload parameters.

October 14, 2020

Added Scheduling smart home Actions developer guide.

October 7, 2020

Published JSON schemas to GitHub for validating smart home intent requests and responses.

Added Facilitate smart device setup developer guide.

August 06, 2020

Updated the following device trait:

  • SensorState - Added new supported sensors (including CarbonDioxideLevel, PM2.5, PM10, RainDetection, and VolatileOrganicCompounds) and reporting capabilities (including AQI for AirQuality).

July 7, 2020

Launched support for OAuth-based App Flip Linking. This feature allows users to link their accounts in third-party authentication systems to their Google accounts.

July 6, 2020

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

June 30, 2020

Launched support for enhanced analytics and logging for Smart Home Actions. This feature enables you to more quickly identify and respond to errors or quality issues that may arise.

June 11, 2020

Updated the following device traits in EAP to reflect smart home notifications support:

Added Smart Home Notifications developer guide.

April 27, 2020

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

April 06, 2020

The Local Home SDK has reached v1.0 and is exiting developer preview.

April 07, 2020

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

March 06, 2020

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

Updated the following device types:

December 4, 2019

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

November 6, 2019

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

September 19, 2019

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types:

May 7, 2019

Added the following device traits:

Added the following device types: