Apr 30 AT 3:17 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Google adds custom voice actions to Google Now


Google Now offers quite a few voice actions, but so far they’ve been strictly related to Google services like search, reminders, and control of various Google Now cards. But the Android Developers Google+ account announced new custom voice actions that opens up Google Now to third parties (through Google, of course).

The first custom voice actions announced are for two app partners, NPR and TripAdvisor. You can say “OK Google, listen to NPR” to launch the NPR app and start listening, or “Ok Google, show attractions near me on TripAdvisor” to open the TripAdvisor app. And of course, there are infinite possibilities for developers to implement custom voice actions.


Google is also asking developers to chime in about voice actions they’d like to implement, because despite the feature being exclusive to partners, Google expects to open it up later on. So if you’re a dev, hit the source link and contribute!

Source: +Android Developers

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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