Google Search Update Brings TV Cards, Local Offers & Music To Google Now


Google Search got a pretty nifty update today which brings some great new additions to Google Now, which include, telling your device to play music, receiving TV information and local offers if you are by a redemption point.

With this update, you will be able to speak to Now and tell the device to play music from either the device’s library or via a third-party app, like Pandora or Spotify. If by any chance the track you requested is not in your library, Google Now can redirected you to Google Play where you can download the song you asked for.

In addition to the implementation of music cards, support for TV information has also been added. TV cards will provide the user with information about the show they are currently watching, providing they’ are using a television with an active WiFi connection that is on the same network as the device. (US Only)

Information on nearby offers has also been included on Google Now. This will automatically provide the user with local offers when they are near a redemption point. For example if a user is standing outside a game shop with a 20% off offer, Now will automatically push this coupon to the users device, enabling them to take full advantage if they so desire.

The full changelog can be seen below:

– Information about shows you’re watching on your internet-connected TV (US only)*
– Saved offers when nearby a redemption location
– New voice action: play music from your phone or the Play Store
– Voice actions tips
* Requires phone/tablet to be on the same network as your TV

You can download the update, which is being rolled out in stages, by clicking the source link below.