Google Now has been expanding in functionality quite a bit as of late, and it all began when Google added third party app integration to the service back in January. Even though Google only announced around 40 partners at the start, the ability to tie in third party apps has been extremely convenient for many users. To make it even more functional, Google has just added support for 70 new third party applications.
Apps of note include Zipcar, which will automatically keep track of your return time and give you directions, and Spotify, which will show you recommended playlists right in your Google Now feed. Google also explains a few others that may be worth your while:
- Get breaking news about the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake from ABC News, Circa, or feedly
- Know when your pad thai is about to arrive with reminders from Eat24 that the food you ordered will soon be on your doorstep, or get inspired with the recipe of the day from Allrecipes
- Keep your fitness goals front and center with gentle nudges from Runkeeper, Jawbone, or Adidas
- And if you’re out to dinner, simply tap on a Now card to pay your bill with OpenTable
If you’d like to see the full list of supported third party apps, Google has provided a handy list that you can check out here.
To get this update, you’ll need the most recent version of the Google app, which is rolling out in the Play Store as we speak. Google says the new Now cards will start showing up within the next few weeks. Head to the Play Store link below to check for your update!