Google Voice Search hotword detection extension comes to Chrome
Saying 'OK Google' will now get your Nexus phone and your computer ready for input
Google is first and foremost a search company, so we can never act surprised when they extend functionality of their search platform. That's what we're seeing today, with the release of a new Chrome Extension that enables the OK Google hotword detection via your computer microphone while on the Google Search page.
Using it should be familiar — say "OK Google," followed by a string to search for or a command. Things like setting timers or asking math problems seem to work well, and we have no doubt folks will soon discover all manner of cool things you can do here — like barrel rolls.
Getting it is easy enough. You'll need a microphone, and Google Chrome on your computer. Then just visit the Chrome Store and install the extension. Have fun, and try to be at least a little productive, OK?
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