Browser Control

The Ultimate Voice App: Control Google Chrome Via Google Assistant

Get Started

We make it quick and easy for you to control Chrome with your voice!
  1. Sign into the Google Action with your Google account. You should see and press a blue "Link" button if you were taken to the Actions directory listing on your mobile device. If you were not taken to the listing, look for Browser Control under the "Productivity" section of the Actions directory.
  2. Make sure you are logged into Google Chrome with the same Google account you used with the Google Action. You can verify this by going to google.com and seeing your Google account logo on the top right corner of the web page as well as seeing your Google account name next to the minimize/maximize/close button on the top right or left of Chrome. If either spot doesn't show the Google account you used with your Google Action, click on the respective place(s) to login with the Google account you want.
  3. Install the Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  4. Check out the features we offer on this site or just start using the Google Action! Enjoy!
Note: Although we highly recommend the above order, if you do the Google Chrome steps first (2 and 3) and then the Google Action step (1), Browser Control should still work the same (no guarantees though).

Quick Demo

Watch our YouTube demo to quickly learn how to use the many features Browser Control has to offer you!

Troubleshoot

  1. If Google Chrome doesn't change according to your command even though the Google Action said the command happened, try asking the Google Action to refresh the tab and then ask your original command again.
  2. If for some reason Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home doesn't understand you when you try to invoke Browser Control, unlink/link the Google Action and go to your Chrome Extensions settings at chrome://extensions/ and press the "Reload" button under Browser Control.
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Features

  • label Close Tab: closes current tab
  • label Close Window: you can choose to close current or all window(s)
  • label Create Bookmark: bookmarks current tab into a Browser Control folder
  • label Go Back/Forward: you can choose to go back or forward on a page, similar to clicking the arrows on the top left corner of Chrome
  • label Search Google/YouTube/Stack Overflow/Quora/Amazon/Facebook/Twitter: you can search any of these sites, just say the site's name followed by your query, and your results will show in a new tab
  • label New Tab: opens a new tab in the current window
  • label Show Links: highlights all links on page and adds a number next to them so you can use the feature below
  • label Open Link: say the number next to a highlighted link and that link will be opened in the current tab
  • label Remove Links: removes highlighting and numbering of links on a tab by reloading it (using local cache)
  • label Reload Page: reloads the page (doesn't use local cache)
  • label Restore Window: reopens the most recently closed window or tab, no need to choose which one and can be used multiple times consecutively
  • label Scroll Down (Full): scrolls down the page, you can specify if you want to scroll down all the way
  • label Scroll Up (Full): scrolls down the page, you can specify if you want to scroll down all the way
  • label Website Search: say the URL of any website and it will open in a new tab, ex: "go to the website wikipedia.org"
  • label Zoom In/Out: zooms in or out of the page and can be used multiple times consecutively
  • label Invert Colors: invert colors on current tab
  • label Mute/Unmute: mute or unmute current or all tab(s) in a window
  • label Selective Tab Close: close all tabs in current window containing a specific url, i.e. "close all tabs with google.com"
  • label YouTube Assist: when watching a video on youtube.com, you can play or pause the YouTube video