Google has released an update for the Google Search for Android app, which brings a number of improvements including “Ok Google” hotword support for English (India).
Although Google doesn’t mention the Ok Google support for English (India) in the official change-log, we have checked and can confirm from our end that you will now be able to just say “Ok Google” to initiate a voice search. Ok Google is even more useful with Google Now launcher, in which the hotword works anywhere on the home-screen.
Among other changes, Google Search 3.5.15 includes the following new features for Google Now (Android 4.1+ users only).
- Things to watch on Chromecast
- If you commute via public transit, you can set an alarm when it’s time to get off the train/bus.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
The updated app is rolling out now and will shortly reach your Android devices.
Thanks Madhu G Krishnan for the tip
Can you upload a video giveing demo for the same. I tried and somehow not able to do so.
just make sure you are at the home screen, and say “OK Google”
It will not work when the phone is asleep
Did you recently recieve a Google search update? (in last 24 hours) if not, it will not work for you.
If you did update recently.. follow these steps –>
Go to Google now –> click options (three dots) and go to settings.–> Google Now should be enabled–> Click Voice –> Check the Language there [It should be English India or English US (in case you did not get the update recently)] –> Click “OK Google Detection” and check the option from Google Search App.
Now return to the home screen/ or any screen with Google Search Widget and speak the words “OK Google”. It should bring up the voice search option.
Say something to search.–> Enjoy!
It does not work from any screen; however it works if i launch the google search app 😦
Either you have not received the update or are not using the default Google Now Launcher
Just noticed the update.. superb!
surprisingly I dont see the say “OK Google” on the search bar anymore; however it seems to be working fine.