Tell Google Now that you want to hear some music and it will oblige

Tell Google Now that you want to hear some music and it will oblige
The other day, we told you that you could launch your camera app using Google Now by saying "Ok Google, take a picture." You can even launch the video camera by saying, "Okay, Google, take a video." Now, if you want to hear some music, say "Ok Google, play some music," and you will be sent straight to  Google Play Music and be given the opportunity to play an "I'm feeling lucky" radio station.

If you're a subscriber to Google Play Music All Access, the playlist of the station will be a wide selection of tunes based on your recent listening habits. If you're not a subscriber to All Access, the songlist for your radio station will be based on songs that you've downloaded on the music app on your phone. If you are interested in All Access, the service costs $9.99 per month.

So now Android users can quickly turn on their camera, video camera, and listen to music with a simple command to Google Now. What feature will be next?


source: +Google via AndroidCentral

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13 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, doesn't that take more effort than actually tapping on the camera app shortcut?

2. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

"Ok Google, turn yourself off"...

3. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Talking to your phone is actually gimmick. I hardly find myself doing that. Smh

8. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

So it doesn't "hurt" you at all being there correct?

12. jacobxtyler

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I have a moto x and I use the "ok google now" feature quite often. It comes in handy while driving or your phone is a few feet away and you're doing something else.

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Next feature? Multiple accents

5. egainer

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

I use my voice controls all the time. I have a droid maxx so I can wake it from locked with voice, but it's especially useful when I'm getting myself and toddler son ready for work and daycare. I can ask my phone for time, to send a message to someone, tell me what emails I'm receiving, tell me the weather all while playing with and holding him. Obviously different uses for everyone, but for me it's great

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lazinesss at its best.

7. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

I think you mean efficiency.

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Why not both?

10. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

good for driving

11. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Wait, you seriously don't know for launching all apps, voice calls by G now? And with autovoice and tasker you can do pretty much everything.

13. jacobxtyler

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I wish they would add playlist support. Even if i had to inform it of the name beforehand so google knew what i was saying, it would be nice to say, "ok google now, shuffle 'bumpin sh*t' playlist."

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