"Ok Google" Arrives On Chrome 34 Beta For Windows, OS X And Linux

Google released its Chrome 34 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a range of new features for developers. In this release the most notable feature is the hands-free Google Voice Search which allows users to initiate a voice search on the Google using the “Ok Google” command without using a mouse and a keyboard.

Google says that the hands free search feature will become available in English for the beta users on Mac, Linux, and Windows, in the U.S., over the next few days. Users can activate this feature by going to Google.com and clicking the mic icon in the search field. To learn more about the Voice Search in Chrome, including how to enable it, users are directed to the Help Center.

Apart from this, the other new features include, Unprefixed Web Audio API, the ability to import supervised users, new APIs for apps and extensions, new HTML attribute for the responsive images and a long list of fixes and improvements in the safety and performance.

Chrome 34 is set to launch in late March or early April, and its beta release is now available as a free download for the supported builds of Windows, Mac and Linux.