Android Auto listens for your 'OK Google'

Voice command in your car just got one step easier, Android users.

Chris Paukert Former executive editor / Cars
Following stints in TV news production and as a record company publicist, Chris spent most of his career in automotive publishing. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded Davis as editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a pioneering e-mag, before serving as Autoblog's executive editor from 2008 to 2015. Chris is a Webby and Telly award-winning video producer and has served on the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. He joined the CNET team in 2015, bringing a small cache of odd, underappreciated cars with him.
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Android Auto users, your life just got a touch simpler.

Google has announced that its "OK Google" voice command capability has been added to its popular automotive infotainment interface. No longer will you be unnecessarily burdened by having to push a button on your steering wheel, screen or mobile handset to access the power of this popular voice-driven web assistant.

Previously in beta testing with select users, "OK Google" is now available to anyone using the app, whether your car's infotainment system is a compatible conduit or just activating it using your phone.

"OK Google, where can I escape from my in-laws this Christmas?"