Google Now Gains Car Rental, Concert Tickets, Reminders While You Search & More
More cards have come to Google’s predictive search service, Google Now, including information to alert you to your car rentals, concert tickets and a way to set reminders related to TV shows, book releases and more, when you are searching.
Google posted the news to its Android page on Google+, since these are only updates for the Android version of Google Now. Google explained that car rental reservations will now show up, similar to this example:
If you have a concert ticket in your Gmail, Google Now will detect that and display it if you are near the venue at the time of the event:
TV Card Gets Smarter
Something we may explore more, Google says the TV card has been updated so that it will tell you info about news and music in what you’re viewing, if you have a smart TV (types and more info not explained) or if you let it listen to the program:
Reminders In Search
Looking for music artists, movie actors, filmmakers or TV shows on your phone? In some cases, Google Now will allow you to set reminders to be alerted to when new albums, book releases or TV episodes are out. Here’s how it worked for me, when I searched for “Breaking Bad” using Google Now:
Unfortunately, when I searched for “The World’s End,” I didn’t get any reminder of when the movie will be out.
Commute Sharing Card & More
Also added were:
- Improved public transit cards
- NCAA football scores
- Commute sharing card
The commute sharing card will allow others to track your movements and get a better sense of when you’ll arrive. Google says about it:
When leaving work, you can now choose to inform your loved ones that you are on your way home. Learn more at http://goo.gl/bVUkLY
It has to be turned on and off manually.