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Google Search “Now” Updated – Movie Show Times, Manual Sports Team Additions, and Public Alerts Included

Google pushed an update out to Google Search today, which includes new Google Now goodies for Jelly Bean users. The update adds an option to manually sticky your favorite sports team’s card right to your feed for live updates. Previously, you had to search for your favorite sports teams and hope that Google Now was smart enough to add them to your feed. They tossed in movie listings, but so far, are not showing up in a beautiful card and essentially look like what you would get with an iOS Google Search. Also found in the update are Public Alerts – examples given are earthquakes and storm warnings.

Go grab the newest update and let us know if you’re still loving Google Now. To enable these new options, open Google Now, tap Menu>Settings>Google Now and visit each of the sections. Some of them need to be manually turned on.

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Cheers Sam!

  • Droosh

    I can get every soccer team in the world, but no NCAA football?! Who is the nerd programming Google Now anyway?

  • joejoe5709

    Not bad! Somewhat minor update if you ask me, but I’m glad they’re keeping it fresh. Hope they continue to add features. The more they add, the less information I have to actually ask for, and the more irrelevant Siri becomes.

  • duke69111

    This does not bring the dumb’d down search to our Jelly Bean Rom’s does it?

  • That example screenshot for movie times was available before this update. That’s just a Google web search result, not a Google Now card. I have no idea how to get movie times to show up in a card.

  • Dan

    Custom roms get no love?

    • wickets

      I get a..’package file was not signed correctly’ error message when i try update….on JRO030

    • I get device isn’t compatible with this version

    • GuidZilla

      Working fine on AOKP Build 1 for me.

  • Stevedub40

    Green bay packers, booooooo!

  • BrianBrick

    I’m very curious to know how GN determines “my movie days” as shown under the settings for movies

    • woot

      “Shown on days you tend to search for movies”

  • ChrisTraeger1

    Tim you’re a good man for supporting Green Bay.

    • Stevedub40

      Booo! Go Lion’s!

  • gpzbc

    Great to see this. I have been trying to manually edit my teams for the sports card for weeks now. I thought I was doing something wrong.


  • kselby

    Sj Earthquakes>Portland Timbers. I did go to a timbers game recently though and it is pretty cool.

  • fodawim

    Another stealth update, you can specify the weather card, either current location, home or work. (afaik its new).

  • Q

    <3 Google 😀

  • Now we just need to make Google put Google Now on ICS devices! My Motorola Droid Razr probably wouldn’t see (Jellybean) this stock until at least Christmas, if not sometime next summer.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Maybe you shouldn’t have bought Motorola’s crap then.

  • HotRodJohnson

    Just waiting for those hardware commands to be enabled!

  • Katie Pollard

    This update rules! I searched for San Francisco 49ers so many times, and in so many ways. Google Now refused to add a card for the 49ers. Oh and when using voice search, Google liked to search “49ers” as “40 niners”. Love this!

    • Steve Benson

      Turn your web history on moron. This would have fixed your issue from the beginning.

      • Katie Pollard

        Wed history is on. Think before you decide to be an ignorant jerk.

  • will bartlett

    FINALLY! it wouldnt add the vikings to the teams for me. ive been constantly searching, clearing data, and what not…

  • Tyler

    Is it just me or does football not seem to be working yet?

    • Google does not care about the preseason just like 40% of the players.

      • and fans….

      • Tyler

        Wasn’t sure if that was the reason or not, ill just have to wait for preseason to end in the next couple of day.

  • Packers??? ugh… DA BEARS!!!! 😉

    • ChrisTraeger1


  • Any love for those of us using the hacked version for ICS?

    • Dan

      I know, what’s up, we want love too

  • Kyle Cole

    Google Now on my N7 makes me really wish I had JB on my maxx

  • Showtimes were there before… There aren’t cards now, are there?

  • shamu11

    much faster!!!

  • bose301s

    I noticed on my GNex that having Google Now enabled significantly reduced battery life, turning it back off my battery life immeadiately got better. I think for me the battery life gain in leaving it off is worth more than the cool factor of havin git on.

  • otter34

    I lost interest after a week of using it.

  • Lawrence_Hart

    Why Green Bay and Seattle? I understand as I am a fellow cheesehead.

  • you know how long ive been waiting for this?? Thank you

  • Beto

    GNOW > Siri

    • Wyveryx

      I was just thinking how much this kicks the crap out of Siri 🙂

    • Treknologist

      Siri who?

    • Siri is a parlor trick meant to initially impress but after a while becomes mostly useless. Gnow is little more than Google’s amazing predictive search results wrapped up in a nice voice enabled package, which is a good thing. Apple is trying to create something completely new, when the technology isn’t ready for it. Google just took what they already do well and added some pretty cards and a nice voice.

  • The traffic card has been updated too, so you can update your home and work address straight from there.

    • NexusPhan69

      I dislike it a lot. I go to work a different way than google maps suggests and the old google now figured it out and showed my route on the map with appropriate traffic but now its back to the standard directions which is loaded with traffic.

  • Awesome update! Now just let me add college football teams… roll tide.

    • auburnfreak

      WAR EAGLE!!

    • PK

      THIS! & College basketball, too!

    • Agree! I was looking for this myself! But hey, come Saturday I’ll be watching anyway. Roll tide!!

    • See you on the 1st !! #GoBlue !!

      • Looking forward to it!

        • Rodger Ahearn

          Gonna be a classic! Go Blue!

          • Stevedub40

            M go blue!

      • John Silber

        Geaux Tigers, Blue, kick off in som Bama Ass!!!

      • Droosh

        Just like a UofM grad. Confused. This isn’t twitter.
        Go bucks!

        • Never ceases to amaze me how ignorant buckeye fans can be. Assuming someone who have over 11k tweets dsnt know the difference between Twitter and a phone tech news site .. SMDH !!

    • GOBLUE

  • Movie showtimes only show up as cards when either near a movie theater, or on days you specify as “movie days.” Pretty neat 😀

    • Dfigs23

      ooo Phandroid Guy !

  • coco

    noticeably faster on my Gnex

    • Jroc869, Cool story bro

      I was thinking the same thing