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Three ways to use Google Now on TapAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow literally puts Google at your fingertips.
[MUSIC] Android 6.0 Marshmellow is out now. And it's got several cool new tricks. But I'm here to check out the best feature of them all, Google Now On Tap. This is a new way to use Google Search. It displays cards with extra info and application shortcuts, On top of what ever you're doing. Just press and hold the home button on your android to activate it. Here are three ways to use it. Number one, making plans. When you're texting or emailing a friend about getting dinner or catching a movie use now on tap to help make your decision. With now on tap, you'll see a star rating for the restaurant your friend mentioned. Plus a link to Google maps to get directions. And if you have the OpenTable app installed on your phone, you'll also get a shortcut to reserve a table. Planning to see a movie too. Now on tap shows a description of the film, a shortcut to the trailer on YouTube, and a link to the cast. Number two, look it up. Say you're reading an article on chrome and you want to learn more about what's discussed in the story. Just call up now on tap to get a little extra information. The menu will show you cards for any relevant key Key words you can find on the screen with links to learn more on Google and get the latest news on that topic. This comes in handy in many places. If you're listening to music in Spotify, you can look up the artist. While browsing Twitter, you can look up someone whose mentioned in a tweet. Even on Google Play, you can learn more about an app or game with MEL on tap. Number 3, voice interaction. Google now on tap doesn't only appear on your screen. The feature is also useful for faster and smarter voice searches. Activate now on tap. Then tap the microphone in the google search bar that appears and ask a question. Get me directions. [SOUND] You don't even have to include details in your query because Google uses the information on your screen for context. Or, if you're looking up someone's Instagram account, you can find out their age or where they were born. [SOUND] Where was she born? [SOUND] Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. For more about Android Marshmallow, head over to CNET.com. I'm Sarah Mitroff, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]