Is Voice Control Coming to Google Chrome Soon? We Hope So!

January 14, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve seen Siri, and even S Voice get pretty popular over the past year and a half. Along with all the apps on the Play Store that look to be a Siri clone. Voice control is starting to become a huge part of how you interact with your devices. So are you surprised that Google is looking to bring voice control to the desktop as well? If you are, you shouldn’t be. In the latest version of Chrome beta, Google’s giving developers some new voice-centered tools that’ll allow developers to integrate speech recognition into their web apps.

Of course there are tons of obvious apps that can use this functionality. It would eventually give Chrome users the ability to dictate search queries, documents and other text inputs. While there isn’t a whole lot of new ground being broken here, it probably won’t be long before developers figure out other, more interesting uses for the new Chrome Voice API.

Lately Google has been making some big strides in voice search. Starting with Google Now for Android which was introduced in Android 4.1, and was also made available over on iOS late last year. Which, sadly, is faster than Apple’s own Siri. You can check out the video below to find out more information on how Google Chrome’s new voice recognition will look.

This is pretty exciting isn’t it? Being able to just tell Google what to search for from your desktop, similar to how you can use Google Search on your mobile devices already. Although in the beginning, everyone will probably look at you like you’re weird or something. But it would still be pretty cool. I’m excited to see how developers will incorporate this new voice API into their Chrome apps and extensions. There are already some really great apps and extensions out there for Chrome. This new API should make them better and bring in some even better apps and extensions.

Who’s excited for Voice control to come to Google Chrome? Let us know in the comments below.