Google Assistant could soon be available in more places with recent code commits pointing towards it moving to the web through the Chrome browser for Mac and Windows.
Google currently offers the Assistant on Android phones, tablets, watches, TVs and even car stereos through Android Auto, and if developments continue, to ChromeOS. A new commit to the Chrome development repo speaks of making Google Assistant available more broadly on the web. The commit is titled ‘Browser tests for Google Assistant Web UI settings’ showing Google is serious about bringing the Assistant to the Web.
According to sources, Google enjoys between 50-60% market share on average making it by far the most popular web browser on the market.
Google’s dominance in this area shows that they have a clear avenue to expanding the reach of Assistant to more users in a new area. Google of course is all about getting people to use their services and this would be an easy way for them to do so.
Just like their launch of Google Assistant on Chrome OS, there’s no launch date for bringing Assistant to Chrome, but it would be interesting to see how many people would use it.