Ok, Google can now initiate a search within apps

Ok, Google can now initiate a search within apps
For a while now, Android's voice-activated assistant was able to launch apps when asked to. Google has taken things a bit further and has given Google Now the capability to start a search within any app in the phone.

This means that you will now be able to say "OK, Google, search for hotels in Trip Advisor", or "OK, Google, search for pizza on Eat24" and the voice assistant will launch said app and automatically activate its search with the given parameters.

The connection must be allowed by the target app, so developers need to update their work with just a couple of code lines, in order to make it so. The feature is currently available on English locale phones, running Jelly Bean and above. Of course, it would be most effective on devices running KitKat 4.4 and above, where the "OK, Google" hotword can be detected from any screen, or even the lock screen - a feature that came with the Google Now 3.5 update. If you are unsure how to set this function up - check this article - it takes less than a minute to set up, really.

Here's the code needed for the apps to connect with Google Now:


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7 Comments

1. tacarat

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Maybe one day we'll get an effective way to browse, sort and search apps we've downloaded and deleted from the market already.

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

so when will they let us play songs on a third-party music app (walkman for instance) instead of Play Music app with the "play music" keyword?

3. TBomb

Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

"he feature is currently available on English locale phones, running Jelly Bean and above. Of course, it would be most effective on devices running KitKat 4.4 and above..." If it runs on Jelly bean and above, wouldnt it also work on kit kat? The way that reads it seems like you are saying it wont work on KitKat? I think it's a "would vs will" battle

4. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Thought this was available from about a Cooke couple months back.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Neat, will have to try it on my note 3, reminds me of Cortana's feature set.

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Man Nothing compares to IBM's Watson. Now thats a true assistant. I hope it can be on systems in the next couple of years

7. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

tnx Google For add persian lang ....

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