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Google Now just became 70 times more useful – here are the details

Google Now Android App Cards

Earlier this year, Google revealed plans take its popular Google Now mobile assistant to the next level by letting third-party apps generate Google Now cards. On Tuesday, Google revealed announced that another 70 Android apps can now deliver Google Now cards to your feed, including Zipcar, Spotify, Lyft, Waze and Wunderlist.

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This has some obviously cool advantages: Instead of having to manage several different applications individually, you can now have them send you notifications to one central hub.

“For example, if you book a Zipcar out for a day hike, you can keep track of your return time and get directions to the drop-off location with Now cards – checking them is as easy as a simple tap on the Google app,” Google explains. “Or need a good a playlist on a Friday night? Now cards can recommend playlists from Spotify, TuneIn or YouTube based on your preferences.”

To get access to all these new Google Now cards, you just have to make sure you have the latest version of the official Google app installed, along with the latest versions of apps that you want to integrate into Google Now. Google says you should start seeing the new Google Now cards appearing in your Google Now feed “over the next few weeks.”

To see Google’s entire list of third-party apps that will deliver Google Now cards, click here.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.