Google is introducing tappable shortcuts on the Google App for Android and iOS and Google.com on the mobile web that gives you easy access to great tools and the ability to explore deeper within topics you care about.
Shortcuts for quick access to answers you need
Getting up-to-the-minute info is as easy as a single tap. With shortcuts right on the home screen, you now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather. Need to know whether to bring a raincoat tomorrow? Want the score to last night’s basketball game? Looking for what’s on TV tonight or who’s nominated for the best supporting actress? Shortcuts on Google will get you there.
Android users will find dozens of other useful shortcuts too—translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more. Plus, if you’re looking for fun, there are shortcuts like tic-tac-toe, roll a die, animal sounds, solitaire, and always a Google favorite: I’m feeling curious.
Shortcuts to explore and keep up with your areas of interest
The Google App search box is great when you’re looking for a specific answer, but there are also moments when you just want to catch up on the latest for topics of interest.
Now with a tap on the entertainment shortcut, you can see what’s playing this weekend at your local theater or what to watch on TV. You can also get the latest news from both the small and silver screens. You can tap into news, trailers, and reviews that are relevant to you or swipe through listings to catch up on your favorite show.
When you’re curious about nearby lunch options or outdoor dining for your weekend getaway, the eat & drink shortcut is your local scout. Access nearby dining options, explore recommendations and stay updated on the dining scene in your neighborhood. It’s the easiest way to uncover nearby must-try spots while you’re out and about.
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Similarly on sports, whether you love basketball, hockey or football, now you don’t need to type anything when you want the latest scores. Just tap into game times, scores and team news, so you never miss a play. You can customize your experience for the teams you cheer for—or against—whether it’s the playoffs or a regular season game.
Don’t let the bad weather rain on your parade. Tap the weather shortcut and be ready for the day before you walk out the door. You’ll have access to updated information every time you tap—from hourly sky conditions and a chance of rain, severe weather alerts, a detailed 10-day forecast, and more.
To find the most timely and recently used shortcuts, make sure your Google App is updated to the latest version and then look for your shortcuts right underneath the search box. You’ll see new shortcuts appear for big moments and events moving forward.