There is no doubt about the fact that Nova Launcher is the best Android launcher released to date. Its infinite customizations and its beautiful user interface give it an advantage that other launchers can only dream of overcoming. What I like most about Nova is that its developers are quick to bring the best features of the most recent version of Android to the previous versions. However, there was a feature that has eluded even Nova Launcher developers so far. That is the Google Now panel that you can access by swiping from left to right on the phones with the Google Now launcher or the pixel initiator.
The lack of this function has only made me switch between Nova and the default Android launcher for so long. Well not yet. You can now access Google Now Panel while running the Nova launcher. It's not as perfect as we would like, but it's still a start. So, without wasting any more time, Here is how you can add the Google Now page on the Nova Launcher home screen:
1. Install the beta version of Nova Launcher
Before you can enjoy the Google Now page in Nova Launcher, you must install the beta version of the application, as this feature is currently being tested and is only available for beta testers. To become a beta tester, just go to the Nova Launcher Beta Play Store page and log in with your Google account and press "Become a tester."
Now that you have become a beta tester, search for Nova Launcher in the Play Store or follow the link to download it. If you don't want to go through the process of becoming a beta tester, you can directly download the Nova Launcher Beta APK from its official website and install it.
2. Install the Nova Google Companion 1.0
This is an add-on that you must install to activate the Google Now page. Yes, you will have to download the Nova Google Companion application. Download the APK from this link and touch Install. Make sure you have allowed your Android device to install APK from unknown sources. To do so, go to Settings> Security> Unknown sources and enable it.
3. Activate the Google Now page
Once you have installed the Nova Google Companion application, simply restart Nova launche r. To do this, go to Nova Settings and scroll down until you find the option " Advanced ". Tap the arrow to reveal the advanced settings and then select "Restart Nova Launcher" . Now, you can go to the home screen and swipe right to reveal the Google Now page.
If you are still viewing any other widget instead of the Google Now page while swiping on the home screen, simply delete the widget and restart the launcher again. Enjoy!
Get the Google Now page on the Nova Launcher home screen
While there are a lot of great launchers available for Android on the Play Store, the Nova Launcher is our favorite here at Beebom. We have covered many tips and tricks related to Nova Launcher, which you can read here and here. If you like this article, let us know in the comments section below. Your comment helps us decide what kind of articles our readers are interested in, so don't be afraid to share your opinion.