As far as I can tell, the deprecated Google Assistant Library doesn’t work on Buster.
Google Assistant Service does work on Buster but all the issues with it have not been resolved on Google’s side yet. For example, it has a
buffer underflow issue for me (others as well) which causes a kernel panic after the first round of exchanges with the assistant on the
Currently, Google Assistant Service does not have a hotword feature, but it seems some people have tried to integrate it with the Snowboy hotword.
I am following this GitHub issue for updates on the Google Assistant Service and to see what other people are doing.
I would recommend installing the Google Assistant Service on Buster and trying the
pushtotalk example first. If that works, then try a Snowboy integration for hotword. If you also have
buffer underflow issues, try these troubleshooting steps to solve it.
I will keep you updated on whether I make any progress or see any improvements in the Google Assistant repos.