Google has expanded Ok Google voice search and actions to include select third-party apps. The search engine giant has announced that it is currently piloting custom voice actions with select partners and will soon open for more.
Confirming the news, Android Developers Google+ post said, “Today, we launched our first set of partners for custom Google voice actions on Android. We’re currently piloting custom voice actions with a select group of partners, but we plan to open it up more widely in the future – and we’d love to hear your ideas for actions you’d like to implement.”
Some of the select third-party apps currently supporting custom Ok Google voice actions include Flixster, Instacart, NPR One, Shazam, TripAdvisor, TuneIn Radio, Walmart, Wink, and Zillow.
The select third-party apps currently available to use with “Ok Google” voice search were listed on a Support page with the voice search command for each app.
The “Ok Google” feature support for select third-party apps is still only its its pilot stage, and apart from the small number of supported apps, there are also a limited number of voice commands for each.