“OK Google” hotword feature for Chrome OS now launches apps and websites automatically


Google has been working on improving the “OK Google” hotword feature for Chrome OS. We recently found out this feature is not a simple search function, it is deeply integrated into Chrome OS to also open apps. Today’s improvement takes the hotword feature to another level.

Instead of just giving you results for your voice commands, the hotword feature will now automatically select the first result (which is likely to be the one you wanted) after 3 seconds.

As expected, this continues to only work for Chrome OS Dev users. You can learn how to set it up by reading our tutorial. With that, we leave you with a very neat demonstration from François Beaufort, Chromies’ favorite Googler.

[François Beaufort]