Here’s how to temporarily stop Google Now from notifying you of sports scores to avoid spoilers


As you know, Google Now will update you with the scores of your favorite teams. Although much slower than other services, it does work nicely. However, there might be situations in which you’re going to be out and you plan on recording (DVR) the game to watch later as if it were live. In those situations, you definitely don’t want to hear anything about the game. Well Google Now has an easy way to fix that. Just temporarily stop Google Now from updating you. Here’s how…

Open Google Now and press the three dot menu at the top right of the Now Card showing you the upcoming game.


Select “Hide Scores” but select Yes on the next screen if you want to continue Sports Updates for other teams that you might get updates for.


To get Google Now to start showing you scores again, just scroll down to the bottom of your Google Now page and select the magic wand icon at bottom middle, select Sports and at the bottom you will see the team that Google Now is currently hiding scoring updates from. Just select it and change it to Show Scores.




Piece of cake right? So the next time you have to go to a wedding that is at the same time as that big game, you can make sure that you don’t get spoiled as to who won the game. Just make sure you stay away from Twitter.

Disclaimer – Talk Android and Google cannot guarantee you that the outcome of the game will be what you want so we are sorry if you end up watching 150 minutes of a recorded game to find out your team was slaughtered.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Sandeep Sandy

    i was looking for this info

  • Northern_Fire

    What about google on PC? You search for ufc events or anything related and the latest results show up….