Browser Google On Your Desktop With A Simple “Okay, Google!” Command
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
Google has released an extension which brings the automatic voice search mobile feature to the desktop. It is triggered whenever you say the key phrase “Okay, Google.” The company also referenced it being available on Google+ for US English users.
Other previous speech software used were available for web the web, but the user has to click a button in order to have the browser listen to the input command. With the new extension, so long as you have the extension installed, you should be able to trigger the command anywhere just by saying “Okay, Google” in any opened tab.
However every software has its limitations, and in this case a Google search page has to be the active tab in order for the extension to work. Users are able to tell if the function is active or not just by looking at the microphone icon, which should be filled in order to display its available for use. The feature is said to be available in any search results screen as well, providing you don’t navigate away from it.
Reviews mark the recognition software as pretty accurate and it can even provide spoken results for measurements and currency conversions. You can download the software from the Chrome Web Store, found under the name Google Search.