Chromebook owners can enable this little hidden gem, allowing them to use the “Ok Google” command that Android users have been toying with for a while now. The command will allow users to open up their app launcher, and from there, open apps and complete limited tasks.
According to the Googler that outed the feature, the “possibilities are endless” and we could see much further integration with the command going forward in ChromeOS. As a bonus, there is a voice recognizer plugin, allowing the feature to work while not connected to the web.
How to enable it:
If you’re on the Dev Channel now and have previously enabled the App Launcher Start Page hidden behind the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-app-launcher-start-page flag, it should work out the box. Just say “Ok Google” and search for something by saying it.
I’ll say it, Chromebooks are pretty sweet.
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