Google Now finally showing NFL scores and sports cards – a day late

September 11, 2012
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When Google announced Google Now and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean earlier this year we all loved the new cards system for alerts. One that I was extremely excited about was sports updates and scores live right to your notification tray. After Google allowed team editing a few weeks ago, sadly during NFL weekend they were no where to be found.

This morning however, long after all the games have ended I got my alert from Google Now showing what I was expecting to see Sunday afternoon. And that was the depressing score of my Green Bay Packers losing to the 49ers. The screenshot above is what just appeared for me this afternoon. Yes this is Tuesday long after Sunday and Monday Night Football.

Google rolled out NFL teams and favorite team edit options in an update a few weeks ago and I was hoping all would be ready in time for NFL, but it appears they had a few slight issues. For everyone using Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (official or otherwise) Google Now should finally be ready to rock for this awesome upcoming NFL season -- and other sports for that matter.

According to multiple reports over at XDA Developers Google knew about the back-end issue, and was getting things all squared away after this opening weekend. I thought that is what pre-season was for. Just kidding Google! For those that haven't searched for their favorite team go into Google Now and edit your favorite team, then select any of the alerts you'd like to see live right on your device. Hopefully Thursday when my Pack gets the offense going against Da Bears Google now will be working as advertized.

Did Google Now work for you this weekend with NFL scores and alerts?


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  • Zachary Morris

    Why would you want NFL scores? Real fans watch every game.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Oh I watched every depressing play. Complete with Ref’s missing PI calls and all…

      • Brian Gonzales

        ….and blocks behind the back.

      • Zachary Morris

        It’s OK, today you guys won and my team was even more depressing.

    • Jay

      Your idiocy shows no bounds…

  • Brian Gonzales

    Well, you did tell Google Now that you wanted Packer scores *after a game*. :-)

  • Dan Wooller

    perhaps they confused football with American football, two very different, but equally dull sports

  • Jeffrey Siegel

    Its not working in 2013, has anyone had success? baseball works fine, but not football (NY Jets)