We’re sure some Android users might be a little perplexed at how they are able to control Google Play Music with their voice via Google Now, but yet they are unable to do so within the app itself. However it looks like Google could be getting ready to make some updates to Google Play Music that will let users control the app via voice.
This is based on findings of the folks at the XDA forums who dug around the app and found some references made to a feature that lets users control the app with their voice. This means that instead of having to rely on just Google Now, you can perform the same commands from within the app itself.
According to the post on XDA, “Ok, so the microphone is no resource bug, it’s actually a new feature that’s going to come soon which allows you to control Google Play Music by voice. XGPM interfered with the layout and caused the icon to appear, but the backend still wasn’t enabled. I found the setting to enable the feature itself, so you can soon use it.”
This should come in handy if your hands are full, like if you’re cooking or if you’re driving. Unfortunately we have no idea when Google will be implementing these changes, but the good news is that the APK is available for download, so if you’d like to check it out for yourself then you can download it and sideload it onto your Android phone.