1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    There have been several indications that Google Now would eventually be coming to the Chrome browser and the service seems to have finally surfaced in the most recent release of Chrome Canary. For those of you who didn’t know, Canary is Google’s name for the app’s “alpha” channel builds. As expected, Google Now in Chrome closely mirrors Google Now on Android with the contextually-relevant cards that show information such as weather, news, etc. These cards appear in Chrome’s Notification Center on the desktop which can be accessed in the menu bar represented by a bell icon.

    According to Google only a subset of cards found on the Android are currently supported in Google Now for Chrome. Where appropriate, Google will use the location of your phone or tablet, in hopes that it will provide more accurate location than a Mac can provide, to help select Now cards to display.

    It should be noted that changes introduced into Chrome Canary tend to appear being stable a few weeks later, so desktop Now should be available for all users soon at this point. Still, those of you who might be interested in trying it out today can do so for free. The feature is hidden by default but enabling Now requires toggling a setting in the chrome ://flags pages. Going to chrome://flags/#enable-google-now will take you directly to the appropriate setting in Chrome Canary.

    Are you going to use Google Now on your desktop?

    Source: Google Operating System (blog) via 9to5Mac

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-01-16 08:10 PM
  2. Mrquarter's Avatar
    Just enabled it now.
    2014-01-16 08:19 PM
  3. mmaboi21's Avatar
    2014-01-17 03:49 AM