Google Now for Android gets 70 new partners to show more cards

Google Now for Android gets 70 new partners to show more cards

Google Now for Android has been updated with an expanded integration through 70 new partners to show more cards from third-party apps. Google originally opened third-party app integration on Google Now in January.

With getting as many as 70 new partners, Google Now can now provide cards to let users track their return time and get directions through Zipcar, get new recommendations on playlists and stations from Spotify, TuneIn or YouTube as well as breaking news directly from ABC News, Circa or feedly.

Furthermore, there are cards from Eat24, Allrecipes, Runkeeper, Jawbone, Adidas and OpenTable.

Google Now with new cards

Google Now with new cards

Users need to install the updated Google Now for Android from the Play Store to get the support for new cards. The updated app is available for free download but all the new Now cards will rolling out over the next few weeks.

Google Now initially worked as a Google-centric personal digital assistant on Android to let users search either by typing or using their voice. However, it has now been transforming into a full-fledged digital assistant to compete against Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Users on Android need to have at least Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on their devices to use Google Now. Moreover, there is an option to switch to Google Now launcher on select devices to get an enhanced integration.

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