Google has gradually been rolling out its artificial intelligence-powered Google Assistant to more platforms but it’s yet to bring the digital assistant to Chromebooks. That might change soon. We’ve been hearing rumors that Assistant might land on Chromebooks in the near future. More evidence has surfaced to suggest that Assistant for Chromebooks may be almost ready.
New references have been discovered in the Google Home app which suggests that some Assistant apps will work with Chromebooks. This is a good indication that Assistant for Chromebooks might be coming soon as all Assistant apps mention the platforms that they are compatible with.
There are some apps available on Assistant that don’t work on smartphones but do work on Google Home. So if these references have popped up, they can be taken as an indication of an impending launch of Google Assistant on Chromebooks.
The references aren’t just in text. A Chromebook icon is also being shown right alongside the icons for smartphones and Google Home. Thus this is taken as a good sign that Google Assistant might be making its way to the Chrome OS platform in the near future.
Google still hasn’t confirmed when it’s going to bring the Assistant to Chromebooks. The company is conducting an event on October 4th for its new Pixel handsets. Perhaps it will talk more about Assistant’s future on Chromebooks at this event.