Google Now can show you when your bills are due


google now bills

Google has added a neat little feature for Google Now in case you’re forgetful when it comes to paying bills. Saying or typing “show me my bills” or “my bills due this week” in the Google Search box on your phone will now bring up bills that are due soon, as well as past bills (that you may or may not have paid).

Wondering how Google gets that information in the first place? Well, your Gmail inbox gives them all they need. Kind of unsettling, but hey — they’re indexing and your inbox for purposes of search and targeted ads anyway, so why not?

If you have bill notifications coming to your inbox with the due date and amount then they should be included in this query. Give it a go the next time you need to crunch some numbers and get your payments squared away. And for the paranoid? You might as well close your Gmail account because this is what Google does. Love it or leave it.

[via Google+]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

Nokia HERE Maps arrives for Samsung smartphones

Previous article

Sprint cuts Galaxy Note 4 contract price to $300

Next article

You may also like


  1. I don’t want Google to remind me to pay bills.

  2. #Oxymoron

  3. This is how Google works it’s magic. If you don’t want your info out there, stay offline.

  4. So basically you fill your inbox with everything just to get notified? What happens if you delete the email, no more notification?

    1. Google remembers. My flight notifications for example stays in Google now.

  5. Bill Reminder Pro works better. Just enter in your bills and have it remind you when they’re due.

    My problem with this is not all my bills are emailed to me so this would never work right. It may work great for some people though.

    1. Yeah but google now is becoming almost like a portal. So eventually I won’t need a separate app for bills, one for checking in to my airline, one for hotel, one for medical appointments etc.

      1. It sure is. But like I said you have to get all your bills in your email and while I get as many as I can not all of them come that way. My car payment is just a coupon book for example. There is no email. Now if Google would allow us to manually add bills instead of making a cheesy reminder or calendar entry I’d be first in line to try it out.

  6. That’s one cheap comcast bill. I call bullshit.

    1. I agree!

    2. Maybe it’s one of those 12 month promotional prices? Actually mine is $52/month because I dropped cable TV.

  7. Ya know, they’re going to go through my email and parse it out for ads anyway. At least I derive some beneficial uses from it for now.

  8. Just a note, this doesn’t work with Apps accounts as there is no option to allow Google access to the email. It means if you are running an apps for anything account none of the ones that are dependent on scraping your emails work. No tracking, no reservations, etc.

  9. “No matching bills found in Gmail.” Being from Canada, I guess I’ll have to wait a few months before they implement the bills we have here.

  10. I think we all know Comcast bills aren’t that low these days. It would be nice it they were.

    1. That’s just his internet bill……..

  11. Oh haiz NSA, thanks for the heads up.

  12. Blimey, it actually works in the UK!

  13. already set something up like this using google calendar, would be nice if it it worked with more then just gmail since mine go elsewhere

  14. I don’t use my gmail for bills since bills also usually come with spam from the same companies.

  15. Under “your bills” in the results, it says “only you can see this result”

    I guess they didn’t take those tech bloggers into account.

  16. I use Fastmail, which I find superior to Gmail. Ah well

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps