So instead of "OK Google, ask Whirlpool to preheat the oven to 400 degrees," you'll only have to say, "OK Google, preheat the oven to 400 degrees." Whirlpool says the change will take effect later this year.
Previously Google tried to make it easier for manufacturers to connect products to Assistant with the addition of Custom Device Actions. These let developers create "more natural ways in which users interact with their Assistant-enabled devices."
Following Whirlpool's announcement, Google said it anticipates that more device manufacturers will begin to use the Custom Device Actions feature.
Stay tuned for more news from the Google I/O conference.