In the beginning of May we reported that Google Now would likely be coming to Google Chrome in the coming weeks and sure enough Google ended up announcing it at Google I/O 2013.
Google implementing Google Now into Chrome makes a lot of sense. They are unifying the voice search experience across smartphones, tablets and now computers.
Google has made Chrome version 27.0.1453.93 available, which is the first stable version of Chrome to include Google Now functionality. If you watched the Google I/O 2013 presentation you will be disappointed to learn that it isn’t as fancy as when demoed during the keynote, but basic voice searches and responses are working like a charm.
In order to update Chrome to get Google Now you simply need to open Settings and click the Help line entry. Wait a a second or two and Chrome will start checking for updates. Once it tells you to restart Chrome, just restart your whole browsing session, go to www.google.com and click the new microphone in the search box.
Voila! You can now enjoy basic Google Now functionality in your browser. Let us know what you think about Google Now coming to Chrome in the comments section below. Impressive, no?