How To Install The Google Assistant Skill For Alexa (Summer 2018)

This skill enables Alexa to perform searches using the Google Search engine instead of Bing. It also provides full Google assistant functionality via your Amazon Echo as if you were speaking to Google Home.

This how to video tutorial to guide you through the process of installing the unofficial Google Assistant Skill for Alexa, it will take you through the process step by step in typical Paul Hibbert fashion.

The Google Assistant Skill was created by the Amazing Ross (Tartan Guru) all credit to him, see the bottom of this description for ways to say thank you.

If you have installed the Google Assistant skill previously then there is no need to follow this tutorial! The tutorial has been re-created because Amazon changed their interface so much that it ruined my previous tutorials.

LINKS (THESE ARE LINKS, VISIT THEM WHEN THE VIDEO TELLS YOU TO DO SO)
Link 1:

Amazon Dev portal
Link 2:

Google Cloud Console
Link 3: Google Dev API

Link 4:

Amazon AWS
Link 5:

Amazon S3 console
Link 6:

Google Activity controls
Link 7:

Alexa portal
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CODES (THESE ARE CODES, COPY THEM AND PASTE THEM WHEN THE VIDEO TELLS YOU TO.

Code1:
{
“interactionModel”: {
“languageModel”: {
“invocationName”: “google”,
“intents”: [
{
“name”: “AMAZON.NavigateSettingsIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.MoreIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.PageDownIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.PageUpIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.ScrollRightIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.ScrollDownIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.ScrollLeftIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.ScrollUpIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.HelpIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.NextIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.PreviousIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.StopIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.CancelIntent”,
“samples”: []
},
{
“name”: “SearchIntent”,
“slots”: [
{
“name”: “search”,
“type”: “SEARCH”
}
],
“samples”: [
“{search}”
]
},
{
“name”: “AMAZON.NavigateHomeIntent”,
“samples”: []
}
],
“types”: [
{
“name”: “SEARCH”,
“values”: [
{
“name”: {
“value”: “who is the queen”
}
},
{
“name”: {
“value”: “why is the sky blue”
}
}
]
}
]
}
}
}

THE BELOW CODES ARE NOT WEBSITES!! IF YOU OPEN THEM THE PAGE WILL BE NONSENSE) JUST COPY THEM INTO THE SAME PLACES AS IN THE VIDEO OPENING THEM WILL ONLY LEAD TO CONFUSION:
Code 2:

s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/googleassistantskillcloudformationbucket/cloudformation.json
Code 3:

accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth?access_type=offline
Code 4:

accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token
Code 5:

www.googleapis.com/auth/assistant-sdk-prototype
Code 6:

www.googleapis.com/auth/script.external_req

THIS SKILL IS FREE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK
Ross and I would like you to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Society
UK: www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/donate/single-donation/
US: www.npcf.us/donate/

SUPPORT MY CHANNEL
Donate to the channel: paypal.me/PaulHibbert
Become a monthly contributor on Patreon: www.patreon.com/paulhibbert
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The skill will default to US English and the Google Assistant will think you live in either West Virginia or Dublin depending on which AWS region you used

To change the language to another language and set your location you will need to have the very latest version of Google Assistant installed on your iOS or Android phone.

Using the Google Assistant App on your phone/tablet follow these instructions to set the language to German (the skill will be listed as “Alexa Assistant v1” in the devices section of settings):

developers.google.com/assistant/sdk/guides/assistant-settings

You will probably want to turn on the personal results option in the Assistant App as well
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Buy an Echo:
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US: amzn.to/2LhsXXO
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WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS!
github.com/tartanguru/alexa-assistant-instructions/blob/master/fresh_install.md
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