Chrome Browser Desktop Users Can Now Experience Voice Search
Google unveils a beta plug-in that adds voice search capabilities to Chrome for the desktop.Google's Chrome Web browser now offers a cool new plug-in that brings voice search capabilities to Chrome for desktop users. The Google Voice Search Hotword plug-in was released as a beta version on Nov. 26 in the Google Play store and can be installed into a user's Chrome desktop browser by downloading it to his or her machine and going through a few simple steps. For users, now they can have the same Google voice search capabilities on their desktop machines that they experience on their Android and iOS devices. The early version of the plug-in isn't perfect, but it works well enough and is certain to be finessed and massaged into a better performing format in the future. To use the new feature, users can speak into their desktop microphone and give voice commands that will render a response from Chrome. "This extension allows you to say 'OK Google' and start speaking your search," according to the description of the plug-in in the Play store. "Now you can talk to Google when you're using Chrome. Hands-free. No typing. Simply say 'OK Google' and then ask your question."
The first version is apparently only for users in the United States.