Google is making voice commands even more powerful with the ability to launch and interact with apps, without having to touch the screen.
Getting things done on your Android device just got even easier thanks to Google's latest addition to Google search. With the new features, users will now be able to launch apps, as well as do things within these apps, all without having to touch the screen. This new feature will allow commands such as "Ok Google, show attractions near me on TripAdvisor" to bring up results without having to launch the app, and search yourself.
Looking for new, interesting ways for your users to engage with your app? Today, we launched our first set of partners for custom Google voice actions on Android. This feature will enable people to say things like "Ok Google, listen to NPR" or "Ok Google, show attractions near me on TripAdvisor." We're currently piloting custom voice actions with a select group of partners, but we plan to open it up more widely in the future — and we'd love to hear your ideas for actions you'd like to implement. If you have an app in the Google Play store, visit https://developers.google.com/voice-actions/custom-actions to tell us your ideas.
The new functionality is live now, but you will have to wait for developers to implement it. Google has posted a list of "Ok, Google" commands that you probably didn't know worked, so be sure to check them out.