Google now offers enhanced entertainment search results on Android

Google now offers enhanced entertainment search results on Android
Those totin' an Android phone or tablet will be able to receive enhanced Google Search results in the category of entertainment, starting today. Thanks to an update to Google Search for Android, users will be able to find out exactly where they have seen a familiar looking actor before. Or, get suggestions from Google about new songs to check out, or movies to see. Whether you're trying to find the lyrics to Don McLean's American Pie or Guster's This Is How It Feels To Have A Broken Heart, Google Search will be the place to look.

If you spend plenty of time in front of the boob tube watching a particular sitcom or drama, you'll be able to find out everything you want to know about past and future episodes, who makes up the cast, and more. If you're planning to see The Force Awakens, showtimes for your local theaters will appear in the search results for the film. And no, you won't have to use your special edition Motorola DROID R2-D2 Special Edition to access that information. Punch in the name of your favorite musical act, and you'll see a list of their recording history, and tour dates if applicable. The search results will also let you listen to the act's songs through your installed music related apps.

If you're an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad user who would love to have all of this information at his/her fingertips through Google, there is no need to pout. Google says the iOS version of its app will soon receive the same update.


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source: Google via AndroidCentral

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9 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Google search just got better :)

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Probably, the iOS version woun't be anywhere near the Android version.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

What does the iOS version lack exactly? I don't see much distinction.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

There's a huge distinction in search and response algorithms between Google Now for Android and the one for iOS!

9. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah because iOS is so locked down

2. Unordinary unregistered

Dr. House!

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Edit your link, Alan... it just takes you to the original Motorola Droid review, not the R2-D2 Special Edition, which was actually based on the Droid 2.

6. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

What's the use of this? They didn't even fixed that "OK GOOGLE" wherein the phone cannot even detect users voice input. Even enrolling the users voice for the "OK Google" can't even recognized it.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Ok Google works great on my new note 5

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