Google Search for Android Gets New Features in Latest Update

Now with information on shows that users watch on their devices

By on June 29th, 2013 07:00 GMT

Mountain View-based Internet giant Google has made a few enhancements to the Google Search app on Android devices, meant to provide users with an improved experience while on the go.

The update is meant to bring new features to the owners of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and newer smartphones and tablets, such as a new voice action that enables them to play music from the phone or the Play Store.

The new flavor of Google Search for Android, or Google Now, as it is known on Jelly Bean handsets, packs a new set of cards, so that more information will be delivered to users in a simple and efficient manner.

As the release notes unveil, the updated Google Now will provide users in the United States with information on the shows they are watching on their Internet-connected TVs.

“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,” Google explains in a post on Google+.

“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. 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.”

Additionally, the app will deliver notifications on saved offers when users are near a store, so that they could take advantage of the deal. Google Now will bring the offer up so that the user could access it fast. The updated Google Search application also comes with voice actions tips, Google explains.

To take advantage of these enhancements, simply download and install the latest flavor of the app, available on Softpedia as well, via this link.
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