proppy google-assistant-sdk/audio_helpers: fix generator termination
the proper way is return, not raise StopIteration.

Bug: 111928212
Change-Id: Iab065bdbe7800f36feeaeba8deb22ab8cbdac525
Latest commit bd3253d Aug 8, 2018


Python Samples for the Google Assistant gRPC API

This repository contains a reference sample for the google-assistant-grpc Python package.

It implements the following features:

  • Triggering a conversation using a key press
  • Audio recording of user queries (single or multiple consecutive queries)
  • Playback of the Assistant response
  • Conversation state management
  • Volume control



  • Install Python 3

    • Ubuntu/Debian GNU/Linux:

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install python3 python3-venv
    • MacOSX, Windows, Other

  • Create a new virtual environment (recommended):

    python3 -m venv env
    env/bin/python -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel
    source env/bin/activate


Run the samples

  • Install the sample dependencies:

    sudo apt-get install portaudio19-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev
    pip install --upgrade -r requirements.txt
  • Verify audio setup:

    # Record a 5 sec sample and play it back
    python -m audio_helpers
  • Run the push to talk sample. The sample records a voice query after a key press and plays back the Google Assistant's answer:

    python -m pushtotalk --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier'
  • Try some Google Assistant voice query like "What time is it?" or "Who am I?".

  • Try a device action query like "Turn on".

  • Run in verbose mode to see the gRPC communication with the Google Assistant API:

    python -m pushtotalk --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier' -v
  • Send a pre-recorded request to the Assistant:

    python -m pushtotalk --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier' -i in.wav
  • Save the Assistant response to a file:

    python -m pushtotalk --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier' -o out.wav
  • Send text requests to the Assistant:

    python -m textinput --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier'
  • Send a request to the Assistant from a local audio file and write the Assistant audio response to another file:

    python -m audiofileinput --device-id 'my-device-identifier' --device-model-id 'my-model-identifier' -i in.wav -o out.wav


  • Verify ALSA setup:

    # Play a test sound
    speaker-test -t wav
    # Record and play back some audio using ALSA command-line tools
    arecord --format=S16_LE --duration=5 --rate=16000 --file-type=raw out.raw
    aplay --format=S16_LE --rate=16000 --file-type=raw out.raw
  • If Assistant audio is choppy, try adjusting the sound device's block size:

    # If using a USB speaker or dedicated soundcard, set block size to "0"
    # to automatically adjust the buffer size
    python -m audio_helpers --audio-block-size=0
    # If using the line-out 3.5mm audio jack on the device, set block size
    # to a value larger than the `ConverseResponse` audio payload size
    python -m audio_helpers --audio-block-size=3200
    # Run the Assistant sample using the best block size value found above
    python -m pushtotalk --audio-block-size=value
  • If Assistant audio is truncated, try adjusting the sound device's flush size:

    # Set flush size to a value larger than the audio block size. You can
    # run the sample using the --audio-flush-size flag as well.
    python -m audio_helpers --audio-block-size=3200 --audio-flush-size=6400

See also the troubleshooting section of the official documentation.


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