“OK Google” media controls most likely coming soon, feature already live for some

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One of the worst parts of Google Now is that you cannot use voice for many simple things like turning off WiFi and skipping to the next track while jamming to music. It seems inevitable, though, that these features will eventually be available for Now, and the latter item looks to be going live as we speak. Google Now media controls are slowly starting to show up in a limited sense to a select group of Google account-holders.

Right now, if you have the feature enabled on your account (it didn’t work for us when we tested it on our devices, so we couldn’t verify or test anything detailed in this post), you’ll only have two real options when commanding Google with your voice — next track, and stop music. There’s no real reason to use Google Now media controls if you’re using your phone standalone, but hands-free users — we’re looking at you, Moto X — will almost certainly benefit from it.

If you’re not able to use the new features on your account, you’ll see a “This action is not supported” dialog. There’s no way around this from what we can tell other than to sit back and wait for your time to come.

Take a look at the video below for a quick demonstration, and let us know in the comments section if you’re able to access the feature on your own devices.

Source: Android Police

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