Google Now

Google has rolled out an update to the Google Now service that lets you launch your currently-installed music apps with just one tap after making a search for a musical artist. Simply make a search through Google Now for an artist of your choice, and underneath information about them you'll see a "Listen on your apps" section with links to any apps that can play music fro the artist. For us, we see YouTube, Google Play Music and TuneIn radio, and when you tap on one it opens the app to that artist's page. Pretty slick.

The feature is only available in the U.S. for now, but we could easily see it expanding to other regions once the proper hooks are put in place to know what music apps are available in the region you're currently in. You don't need a specific update to the Google Search app to make this work either, making it even easier to roll out to new regions.

Source: @Google

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Zig261 says:

Pretty bad taste searching for Katy music.

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sentinelred says:

Darkhorse is a badass song. Go smoke yourself.

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Youngunn says:

Lol smoke yourself. Thanks for making me laugh tonight good sir.

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ScottJ says:

So predictable.

I like Katy Perry--sadly. Dark Horse is a good track.

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VAVA Mk2 says:

I like looking at Katy Perry

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Youngunn says:

Mostly at the area below her neck and above her waist. Everything else is average IMHO.

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mwara244 says:

Speak for yourself, I think quite a few guys would like to see below her waste

Too bad chrome has made Google a mandatory safe search now, and made itself a cyber nanny because parents don't want to raise their children or learn how to turn on filters. So sick of this Puritan garbage that's shoved down our throats. Even non-adult themed items have been censored by google search

WolfpacDAR says:

haha, yeah i'm SURE you'd turn her away if she was hitting on you....... :P

raymaane says:

Actually a pretty cool feature. I often search for music then forget the artist or title.

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I don't know why every time I try this and try to bring up Google Music, it takes me to the Artist Page on Google Play instead of taking me to the Artist page on Google Music

DWR_31 says:

My Google Now has been doing this for about a month now.

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tx_tuff says:

I just go to Google Music and do the search there, don't see how this is any faster. But yeah it is still cool.

sublimaze says:

+1 for Google Now udpate
-1 for Katy Perry search

RoperBand says:

Listening to children's music when you're an adult is a tragedy.

o2bnclemson says:

Is there a direct way to access Google Now?

I just tried this and the screen froze. The phone then just re-booted.

Tried again and it worked fine.

If you were searching for Justin Beiber, then that's normal. Built-in safety feature trying to save you from yourself

Notajediyet says:


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Am I the only one who doesn't see the option to play from spotify even though I have it installed?

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