"Ok Google" voice search arrives on Chrome for desktop

“Ok Google” voice search arrives on Chrome for desktop

Google has released a Chrome extension that enables the Always-on voice search on Chrome browser for desktop. Now you can start speaking your search by saying “Ok Google“, like you would on an Android smartphone or tablet.

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The Google Voice Search Hotword (Beta) extension is a free download and is 4.85MB in size. To get started, do the following steps:


1) Download the extension.
2) Click “agree” to give your permission to use your microphone.
3) Visit Google.com on Chrome and give it a try. Just say “Ok Google” and then ask your question.

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We noticed that it doesn’t work if your Chrome browser redirects you to the local search page which is www.google.com/ph. For that you need to use www.google.com/ncr (ncr = “no country redirect”) to bypass country redirects.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. CopyCat-droid says:

    Ok, Google,, Which is better You or SIRI ?

  2. jesson says:

    OK Google – once again you makes us lazy.

  3. abuzalzal says:

    OK Google

    Show me trannies in pantyhoses

  4. PhSMASH says:

    Ok Google

    bring my gf back

  5. One reviewer mentioned that the Google home page has to be active — i.e., in the foreground — for this to work. Reduces the usefulness. I mean, what’s so different between opening the Google search page then clicking on the mic icon, and opening the Google search page then saying &ldqo;OK, Google”?

    BTW, is that case-sensitive? <g>

  6. i’m Deaf only…. my use sign langugage… english…. 09288676027 smart….please help to me…

  7. Videos says:

    I still prefer using word search.

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