How often do you use Google Now?

How often do you use Google Now?
Google recently issued a huge update for its Now virtual butler that is embedded into most Android phones. In particular, Google Now on Tap that comes with Marshmallow phones, has added flight and packages tracking, extra language packs, and connected stories.

When, for example, Google Now on Tap finds a flight number on your display, it will show info about it, including potential delays, and the same goes for tracking your packages with various delivery services. A more engaging update is the addition of related stories when reading news, though. You may already be familiar with this if you've done a Google search for a news story, then seen related story info in the regular Google Now. This new option, however, makes that whole process faster by letting you to fire up Now on Tap while reading a story to get those new links. Oh, and Now on Tap can now speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Korean even.

How often are you using Google's Now virtual butler, though? Are you one of the folks that can't live without its location-based info cards, or are you of the lot that skipped the initial setup of the context-aware service the second it popped up on your screen at first run? Tell us in the poll below, and sound off in the comments.

How often do you use Google Now?

I use it every day
34.36%
I use it every now and then
29.99%
I've never used it
35.65%

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41 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 735; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

There should be a "I've used it once to try it out, never again".

20. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Exactly...!

26. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

lol, so true...

34. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes. Inforunately the closes one was "never used it", which is wrong. It's good, but it didn't do things Siri does for me - like locate friends and family, read the input back, change it, etc.., book reservations, remember who my family members were, or simply REPLY - half the times I had to look on the phone for reply instead of it being read/said to me. Mind you I tried that on the S4 and note 4 a while back - and I know it came a long way, but I needed these things then - when I did buy an s4.

3. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Every day for commute times, every day for news, every day for stocks. Sometimes for flight info, sports, and exchange rates. One of the best apps.

18. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I love it as well. It tells me things before I ever think of search for it. The predictive algorithm is pretty good. Another thing, I like is the reminder of where I parked my car.

30. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Can't say I use the parking one, I just never forget, and the circle isn't precise, I would have had to forget which garage I was in all together. Having it tell you when to leave for a dentist appointment based on when it is and how far away you happen to be is also totally awesome. Because setting a 15 minute notification and then finding out you happen to be 30 min away on the other side of town would suck.

5. nooi_c

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Everyday for setting my alarm clock.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Setting up reminders, and that's like once a month.

7. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I don't use it, because it doesn't understand me - stupid dialects.

8. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

First thing to disable on every Android device that falls in my hands.

40. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Why would you disable it?

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I use it every day,because of Android Wear

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I believe non-English speakers will say Google now sucks

12. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I have to disagree. Although the English version understands many more things than other versions, Google Now is still very powerful in other languages (much better than its iOS or Windows counterparts, at least). Moreover, you can set several languages at the same time, so if Google Now doesn't understand you in your native language, you can ask in English.

11. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I use it always without talking to it. Mostly for the cards

13. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i use it for simple tasks, like asking whats the local time in IAD, its important i work with flights and i am located in Europe, this really helps. i had lumia 930, i used assistant to set reminders for me, for example, remind me to tell my girlfriend that and that next time i am talking to her, or any calendar events, since now i have s6 edge, i dont use it much. Eng is not my native language, but it understands me every time, maybe because i speak ENG every day 8h :) need to get used to it it really can help.

14. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

Every app that Google has is annoying on android. It slows down my phone. No matter how fast your phone speed is - it makes your phone move like crap and makes you wish you should've never upgraded

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Ok sure

28. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

You shouldn't use a stone-age phone though like in the Flitstones :-)

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Can't remember the last time I used it.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't use it that much either, other than for voice dictation when I am too lazy to type something up, also setting an alarm once in awhile.

19. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

I use a Oneplus one. I used Google now only one time. It is not very useful or fun..

22. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I use it to set my alarm. I ask it questions. I look up sports scores. I love Google Now.

23. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i use it every day, i feel like it knows me pretty decent as there is 2-3 articals that i like everytime i look at it

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All the time as far as calling, and searches. I disabled S (crap) voice.

27. ECPirate37

Posts: 345; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I use it daily to track sports, travel times, weather, and the articles it picks for me are usually on point. Also when I travel I like that it keeps up with my flight info to tell me the gate and if it is on time.

29. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

For spoken usage, about once a month, if that. However, for nav, reminders, etc, just about everyday. But I do it by hand, not by speaking to it.

32. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Barely tbh. I guess it "counts" if I search from my phone frequently, but I don't use the card function nor do I use voice search at all.

41. Doc_Oc

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Why would you add "tbh"? Do you afraid people think you are not telling the truth?

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