Friday , August 18 2017

Google Now updated to provide car rentals, concert tickets and more

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Google Now is a great tool, it provides some pretty great contextual information based on time, date, locations as well as serving up information on upcoming events and your recent searches and it’s getting better, if you live in the US at least.

It seems that Google has added a few new tricks, equipping it with cards for keeping track of car rental and concert tickets as well as adding the ability to share commuting information and get better notification on public transit such as when the last bus/train leaves and updated TV cards and NCAA Football results. The full list of updates in the Google Search app which contains Google Now, was announced through the Android Google+ page :

Car rentals card: Get reservation details and directions to the rental center directly in Google Now, which together with the boarding pass and hotel reservation cards, makes Google Now your ultimate travel companion.

Concert ticket card: Going to a concert? Google Now will have your event ticket ready when you arrive at the venue; along with popular, locally relevant websites, such as the upcoming events page for the venue.

Improved public transit cards: If you regularly take public transit, Google Now will now inform you about the last train or bus to home so you never miss it.

Commute sharing card: When leaving work, you can now choose to inform your loved ones that you are on your way home. Learn more at http://goo.gl/bVUkLY

Set reminders while you search: When searching for music artists, movie actors, filmmakers and TV shows on Google, you’ll see a new “remind me” button on the panel by the search results. Click on it and a Google Now reminder will show up for new albums, book releases or upcoming TV episodes.

Updated TV card: Google Now can tell you about the news mentioned and music playing in the TV show you’re watching, in addition to program information and people mentioned in show. Simply tap on the TV card if you have a smart TV or tap on the mic and say “listen to TV”.

NCAA football scores: Football season is about to start, and Google Now has you covered–you can now see real-time scores for your favorite NCAA team in Google Now.

Whilst new cards are always a bonus, for me, the most useful feature of this latest Google Now update, is the “remind me” button. Google Now will also notify you when your favorite band, TV show or author releases something new when searching online.

The update is available via the Play Store under the Google Search app, we can only hope that more Google Now features will be rolled out to Australia in the near future.

Do you like these new enhanced Google Now features? What would you like Google Now to add as future services? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below…

 
Source: Google Play, and Android Google+.
Via: Engadget.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

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16 Comments on "Google Now updated to provide car rentals, concert tickets and more"

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Would like Auspost to work with google to their tracking information tied in.

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Would like Auspost to work with google to their tracking information tied in.

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Would like Auspost to work with google to their tracking information tied in.

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Would like Auspost to work with google to their tracking information tied in.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Google Now, great if your in the USA, useless if you’re not.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Google Now, great if your in the USA, useless if you’re not.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Google Now, great if your in the USA, useless if you’re not.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Google Now, great if your in the USA, useless if you’re not.

JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

Google Now, great if your in the USA, useless if you’re not.

Cam G
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Cam G

I like using it for quick sport scores, though nothing to support any code in Australia, very frustrating and can’t imagine it would be a difficult thing for them to add

Cam G
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Cam G

I like using it for quick sport scores, though nothing to support any code in Australia, very frustrating and can’t imagine it would be a difficult thing for them to add

douglasac10
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douglasac10

I’ve been pretty happy with its stop information it provides for Adelaide Metro (much quicker than digging through the AdMet website as nice as it is) so hopefully its route suggestion works as well.

douglasac10
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douglasac10

I’ve been pretty happy with its stop information it provides for Adelaide Metro (much quicker than digging through the AdMet website as nice as it is) so hopefully its route suggestion works as well.

douglasac10
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douglasac10

I’ve been pretty happy with its stop information it provides for Adelaide Metro (much quicker than digging through the AdMet website as nice as it is) so hopefully its route suggestion works as well.

Alan Kerlin
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I deleted it. Keeps reminding how long to drive home when the geolocation clearly knows I’m at home. And nothing for Australians…

Alan Kerlin
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I deleted it. Keeps reminding how long to drive home when the geolocation clearly knows I’m at home. And nothing for Australians…

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