Aug 22nd, 2013


Heads up, folks — Google Now is getting even more awesome. Google has revealed some new features for the voice-activated, location-aware service that everyone has fallen in love with. For travelers, Google Now is getting even more awesome with the ability to show rental car information when you need it, just as it now shows you hotel information and flight details. Every part of your itinerary should be covered now, so there should be no reason you are lost on travel day.

A new commute sharing card will allow you to get alerts whenever someone close to you leaves work for home. This is either the perfect tool for lovebirds who can’t stand to be apart, or for folks who want to clean up and stop having fun before the significant other makes their way home. Whatever your disposition, it’s an awesome new feature that I’m sure many people will be able to appreciate.


If you’re going to a concert, Google will automatically pull your ticket up, as well as showing you relevant websites related to the event. Those using public transit will be notified about the last train or bus home. TV enthusiasts can say “listen to TV” to get more information about the TV show they’re watching, including info about the news being mentioned, music being played, actors, and more.

Staying within the theme of multimedia, you can set reminders for music artists, movie actors, directors and TV shows for whenever they have newly released material out. Finally, Google Now supports NCAA football scores and news — simply go into the settings and add your favorite team. We’re not sure where each of these features will work (some features tend to be US or North America only), so until we can figure that out be sure to try everything out for yourself.

Be sure to update to the latest version of Google Search in the Google Play Store to be sure you get all of these features. Let us know how they’re treating you in the comments below.

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