is there anyone here who uses Google Assistant? AntennaPod 2.2.0 beta introduces experimental support for Google Assistant and it would be good to get some feedback about how/if it works on real-world device configurations. You can say things like:
Hey Google, open the queue in AntennaPod
Hey Google, search for Politics in AntennaPod
It would be great if someone could try it and report back their findings
tested in Italian and both work. When using these commands, Google says “Opening antennapod” and it open the screen with the results. I’ve also tested searches with one or more words “software” and “software libero” and they worked fine.
I was expecting the search results were from the podcast database (e.g. a “free software” podcast) but it returns the episodes from the already subscribed podcast. Not an issue, just reporting. I’m not an user of any google assistant service, so this behaviour may be exactly what you want.
I’ve tried to open other screens of AntennaPod. I’ve said “open Download in AntennaPod” but it opened a “download” search and not the correct screen.
Yeah, that’s what happens for me too. I wonder if there is something wrong in AntennaPod or if the Assistant supports that specific feature only in English. Google’s documentation is not too helpful there. Search is based on the get-thing api and opening specific screens is based on the open-app-feature api. According to the website, both are only available in English, which is wrong apparently.
Try using Google Assistant directly on your phone. I don’t know how this works with linked devices.
Do you mean the technical details? It uses the get-thing API, which sends an android.intent.action.VIEW intent with the url https://antennapod.org/deeplink/search?query=Test (that page is never actually queried, so it does not need to be a valid website).
Maybe it’s a maybe maximal stupid question (I own this device since 1 day) but what I’ve to say to hear a podcast from my Antennapod.
I say “Hey Google, play podcast” and it plays a randomized podcast from Spotify. My expectation is something different and I guess there must be a linking to Antennapod, but how ?
I can successfully open AntennaPod using Assistant, by saying “Hey Google, Open AntennaPod”.
However there is no way to then get it to play/resume. I tried all sorts of phrases but couldn’t get it to continue from where I left off in my Podcast list.
Also, when opening AntennaPod via Assistant, I expected my Bluetooth headset’s play button to pick up the app in focus and therefore continue whichever podcast was playing previously, but I have to manually press play on the phone first in order to ‘initialise’ the bluetooth controls with that app.