Google Now is definitely one of the best new features to come from Google. Giving you the right information at the right time. For example you might want directions to your favorite movie theater on Friday nights. Google Now learns that you go there on a regular basis and gives you directions to that place without even having to search for it. The features is available on every Android phone running 4.1 Jelly Bean and above, as well as iOS. Now Google is adding the service to desktop computers and their own Chrome OS.
Enabling Google Now on Chrome OS does involve changing your update channel and changing some settings, so if you aren’t comfortable going in and changing some of the more advanced settings, you might want to wait for this to come to the Stable channel.
The first thing you will need to do to enable Google Now on your Chromebook or Chromebox is switch your device over to the Developer channel. If you do not know how to switch the channel on your Chromebook click here to find out. The Developer channel is unstable so do this at your own risk.
Once you have rebooted into the latest software, you need to access Chrome’s hidden settings. You can do this by typing chrome://flags into the address bar. After that you should see this screen.
After you’ve reached this point you simply need to find the settings for Google Now (pictured to the left) and switch it to enable. After a quick save and reboot you will have access to Google Now right on your desktop. Enjoy!
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