Google has announced that in a few days it’s official Search app for iOS will receive an update that will bring improved voice search to the app. This new voice search is similar to Google Now for Android and Siri, but is limited to search results only. With this new voice search users will be able to ask voice based questions and get Google search results along with voice answers. Users will be able to naturally ask about weather, flight timings etc just like they do with Siri and the voice search feature will recognise the query and give adequate results. Before asking the questions users need to tap on the microphone button located at the bottom of the screen along with other on screen buttons.
Google explains this new feature on it’s blog
You just need to tap the microphone icon and ask your question, the same way you’d ask a friend. For example, ask “What movies are playing this weekend?” and you’ll see your words streamed back to you quickly as you speak. Then Google will show you a list of the latest movies in theaters near you, with schedules and even trailers. It works for everything from celebrity factoids to the height of Kilamanjaro and more. When Google can supply a direct answer to your question, you’ll get a spoken response to.
It seems like Google has already submitted the update to the App Store, as the company has announced that the voice search feature will be available in couple of days.
If you don’t have it already then you can download Google Search app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch here.