Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers FeaturesBy: Chris Crum - June 26, 2013
Google has launched an update to the Google Search app for Android with some new Google Now features, Voice actions and Offers integration.
There are new Google Now TV cards. Google explains in a Google+ post, “If you have an internet-connected TV, Google Now can help unlock more information about what you’re watching. Just connect your Android device to the same network that your TV is on and tap ‘Listen for a TV show’ in Google Now.”
“We will show you information, like where you’ve seen an actor in the cast before, or more information about the people mentioned in the show,” says Google. “So if you were watching Nik Wallenda cross the Grand Canyon this weekend, with Google Now, you could learn that the ‘King of the Wire’ in fact holds seven Guinness World Records, including highest bike ride on a high-wire.”
The TV feature is US-only, and requires the phone/tablet to be on the same network as the TV.
Th app also adds reminders for saved offers from Google Offers when you’re near the store.
Also listed in the “what’s new” section for the app on Google Play is a new voice action to play music from your phone or the Play Store and voice actions tips.