Google Adds Built-In “Ok Google” Voice Search To Chrome Beta


There can be little doubt that Google is pushing voice as one of its preferred input methods and with today’s launch of the latest Chrome beta for Windows, Mac and Linux, it’s building voice search right into the browser. Just say “Ok Google” and the browser will start listening to your searches.

To trigger this, you have to open a new Chrome tab or be on the homepage and for now, it’s only going to work in English. Chrome OS support will follow soon.

Besides searches, you can also use this feature to set Google Now reminders and alarms, trigger local searches and get directions. For the most part, this is the same functionality Android users can get through the “Ok Google” voice search on KitKat devices.

Until now, Chrome users had to use Google’s Voice Search Hotword extension to enable the same functionality and if you are on…

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