This is a Chrome extension that lets you search the web and perform certain actions using speech input. It is similar to (but unaffiliated with) the Google Voice Actions app on Android 2.x, but was first such extension available for Chrome.
While not officially supported, it should work on other browsers that are compatible with Chrome extensions.
- Search the web with spoken queries.
- Open web pages just by saying their names.
- Get maps or directions by saying the name of a location or destination.
- Search for music by saying the name of an artist, album, or song.
- No need to search through piles of tabs—just speak the title, and Voice Actions will find it.
- Activate hands-free—just say “OK Chrome”✴️
- One Easter egg
Previously, an up-to-date Chrome extension file was hosted with this repository. If you installed that version of the extension, it should automatically upgrade to the Chrome Web Store version, but you can also go to the Web Store and install the latest version manually.
Voice Actions for Chrome only listens when the microphone pop-up is open.
The separate “OK Chrome” hotword add-on listens in the background and discards any detected speech that isn't “Hey Chrome”/“OK Chrome”. You can disable or uninstall the add-on at any time and still continue using the main Voice Actions extension.
- Clone the repository –
git clone https://github.com/zmyaro/chrome-voice-actions.git.
- Open Chrome extension settings (chrome://extensions), enable developer mode, and select “Load unpacked”.
- Point to
chrome-voice-actions/extensionto install the main extension.
- Point to
chrome-voice-actions/hotword_extensionto install the hotword extension.
- Modify the
scripts/shared.jsin each to point to the other's local extension ID (on their cards at the top of chrome://extensions after you install them unpacked) instead of its Chrome Web Store ID.
Voice Actions for Chrome is developed and maintained by Zachary Yaro.