It’s been some time since we saw an update to the sports teams listed as options to follow in Google Now. The last one of any import to Australians was the inclusion of the NRL back in 2013. The latest sport to be added to Google Now are the Australian Football teams participating in the A-League.
While the A-League season ended last month with Sydney FC going down to Melbourne Victory, the 2016 season could be a lot more interesting at least for Google Now users. You can now search and add A-League teams to your existing sports teams within Google Now, with the complete roster of A-League teams now showing.
To add an A-League team to your Google Now list, simply load up Google Now, hit the menu button, then ‘Customise’ and then ‘Sports’, then enter a team to search for:
- Melbourne Victory
- Sydney FC
- Adelaide United
- Wellington Phoenix
- Melbourne City FC
- Brisbane Roar
- Perth Glory
- Central Coast Mariners
- Western Sydney Wanderers FC
- Newcastle Jets
The update appears to have been switched on server-side, with no update to the latest version of the Google App required – though if you have issues, try updating it and try again – as I was able to uninstall updates to the app, and still search for teams successfully.
As for the other sports, there’s still nothing to share at this stage. Google is of course interested in adding more sports and teams to the options in Google Now, but at this stage, there’s no official word, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as possible.