Google Now Adds Google Now “Launcher,” Video On Demand Providers, Airbnb Reservations & More

google-now-launcherEngadget reports Google has quietly rolled out several enhancements to Google search app for Android, bolstering Google Now features on the Nexus 5 and some other devices.

Here are the changes that were labeled “bug fixes and performance improvements” in the Google Play store for the app.

  • The most noticeable change is that the Nexus 5 home screen has now been renamed the “Google Now Launcher.”
  • Select your TV providers and/or video on demand providers and Google Now will give you recommendations on what to watch.
  • Airbnb reservations also now display in Google Now.
  • Also the alarms and notifications for alarms have been simplified.

Here are additional screen shots from Engadget:

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Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Android | Google: Google Now | Google: Maps & Local | Top News

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