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Is there an "OK Google" add-on for Firefox or an "OK Firefox"

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Since using a smartphone I have got used to using OK Google and find that speaking a long query in the browser results in more relevant results. I thought I would add it to Firefox to make browsing easier. I can't find an add-on for this and wonder if it is compatible with Firefox. If not, is there an OK/hello/ready Firefox that will allow me to speak instead of type into the browser.

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Hi Figgerty, So Firefox does now have the voice api added to Gecko, so all Mozilla products can use the api. However if you tap in the url bar in Firefox for android, the keyboard will have the ok google speech to text option. As for desktop, this is still being worked on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1003439

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Hi Figgerty, So Firefox does now have the voice api added to Gecko, so all Mozilla products can use the api. However if you tap in the url bar in Firefox for android, the keyboard will have the ok google speech to text option. As for desktop, this is still being worked on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1003439

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Thanks for responding. "I use OK Google" quite a lot on my Android phone and tablet and recently thought it would be good in Firefox. I await the Firefox version with anticipation.

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Awesome, I also just watched this weeks meeting and there was actually an update for this project, it is also happening for Firefox OS :-) https://wiki.mozilla.org/WeeklyUpdate.../2014-10-27#Firefox_OS -> that link will have the current demo videos and bug tree.

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I wish the search results for "OK Google" would show up in Firefox and not the Google app (which is basically just Chrome in a different wrapper). Sure, if I tap a search result in the Google app it opens the default browser (I have mine set to Firefox of course) but the initial display of results still opens in Google. The voice search option in Firefox depends upon the android keyboard you're using and some keyboards either do not have a voice search option or pressing that option just opens the Google app.

Glad to hear Mozilla is working on this. I'm be waiting to pounce on Hello Firefox the second it is available. Thanks.

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Hello is in Firefox 35 - for 6 weeks already.

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I have looked in Add-ons and Plug-ins and I can't locate Hello Firefox for use on my laptop. Where did you find it and what was it called?

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the-edmeister said

Hello is in Firefox 35 - for 6 weeks already.

We're talking about voice search, not video+voice chat. Try again.

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Sarge said

the-edmeister said
Hello is in Firefox 35 - for 6 weeks already.

We're talking about voice search, not video+voice chat. Try again.

I am looking for the Firefox equivalent of "OK Google" searching in the browser by voice rather than typing your search details.

NOT Firefox Hello The easiest way to connect for free over video

Start right from Firefox and invite anyone, anywhere to have a conversation. All they have to do is click a link to join. There’s no account or sign-in required.

IS there a Firefox version of OK Google and if so, where can I find it and what is it called?

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"Hi Figgerty, So Firefox does now have the voice api added to Gecko, so all Mozilla products can use the api. However if you tap in the url bar in Firefox for android, the keyboard will have the ok google speech to text option. "

Can you elaborate on this? I'm running Cyanogenmod 12 (Android 5.0.2) on a Samsung Galaxy S4, and when I tap on the url bar, the default keyboard pops up *without* the microphone button. When tapping on a search field, however (if I manually navigate to google.com for example and tap on the search in the middle of the screen), the keyboard pops up with the microphone as expected.

I use voice almost exclusively when browsing, and this is annoying.

I fail to understand why a microphone button wouldn't appear on the keyboard any time the keyboard pops up, but both Chrome and the stock browser pop up a microphone button right next to the URL bar to compensate for this. Why doesn't FIrefox?

Why do people even still use the keyboard at all when they can just say it? I'm surprised more people aren't making a fuss over this.