Does CloudReady support Google Voice Search & Input?




  • C. Nero

    v68 HomeEdition


    Is there a way to manually add Voice Search / Input ?

  • miicocrr

    Yes, my voice search not working, too 

  • Carell Hamil

    Hi C. Nero and miicocrr, thanks for your continued use of CloudReady! At this point, the Google Voice Search and Input functionality is a closed API proprietary API and generally will not work.  

  • Benjamin Oakes

    I'm on 70.4.39 (Developer Build - neverware) developer-build chromeover64 with Input Methods shown on shelf.  (In my case, this means I have "US" next to the clock.)

    When I click "US", I see several options: emoji, handwriting, voice (microphone), and settings.  Clicking the microphone icon starts speech input.  I don't think this was the case before, but it seems to be working at the moment!

  • Pertti Kotipalo

    Same version 70.4.39 (Developer Build - neverware) here (as Benjamin Oakes), and it seems to work like his. Using Finnish kb. Just wanted to see if voice input works and when I clicked the mic icon next to an input field, I got the no internet connection thingy. Found Benjamin's comment above and decided to give it another shot. By selecting the kb as voice input one, it seems to work, even in search fields. So, it kinda works and now knowing its status I can forget it as it is no good in Finnish :)


  • Pertti Kotipalo

    Well, I just noticed a funny thing. Now the microphone icon next to search fields etc. seems to work like it should.. That is, after using it the first time the way Benjamin described, it seems to have started working all over like it is supposed to. I'm running Cloudready on a Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP 81A5009DMX.

  • Jesse Pierce

    Hi Benjamin and Pertti,

    Thank you for providing this update! As mentioned in the article, it is a closed API of Google's, so we typically do not expect functionality like that to work. But sometimes we get things for free when we upgrade versions! So thanks for trying it and reporting back on it. We'll let our QA and Product team know they should test it out. Just a warning, we have seen situations in the past where things start working but in later versions stop. So still no guarantees on this functionality, but glad you've seen some success with it. Thanks for being CloudReady fans!

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