You’ll soon be able search for Drive files using the “Ok Google” voice command


Google Drive devices

After getting a slick new Material design interface to update the look of the app, Google Drive is seeing yet another update in the Android app that makes it easier than ever to quickly search for your files.

As announced today on their Google+ page, the update allows users to search for files directly from a Google Voice Search on their phones. Simply speak the phrase “Ok, Google” and follow up with the file “on Drive.” For instance, “OK, Google — search for resume 2014 on Drive,” and watch as the results are brought back to you in no time flat.

Google says the update will be rolling out over the next week or so, so don’t bother performing any voice searches for your files just yet.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. This is the type of stuff I am talking about…Virtual Assistants need to be taking the mundane tasks out of our work flow and have us get to the point. This to me is a “game changing” if you will feature.

  2. I really want to be able to search my google play books AND content of those books with my OK Google hotword.

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