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FireFox Voice gives you full-browser voice control and Siri-like natural language features

FireFox voice gives you Siri-like control over the FireFox browser (Image source: Wikipedia)
FireFox voice gives you Siri-like control over the FireFox browser (Image source: Wikipedia)
Mozilla adds natural language voice processing to FireFox with the new FireFox Voice feature. Currently limited to desktop, FireFox voice gives you near-total control over the FireFox browser using just your voice and natural language commands.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

In a browser environment dominated by the Chromium renderer, Firefox-and its Gecko browser renderer-continues to provide users with a true open-source alternative to Chrome and Edge.

Mozilla's latest feature addition, FireFox Voice, takes things a step further by giving you full voice-activated control over FireFox.

FireFox Voice lets you pause, play, and mute any media playing in your tabs. You can also open and close tabs through voice commands. Most interestingly, FireFox Voice handles natural language commands for, among other things, translating pages, setting timers, and inputting search queries.

FireFox Voice's natural langauge processing works in a similar manner to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri. As with these assistants, there are privacy implications: Mozilla notes that your voice commands will be submitted to Google. However, Google will not store your voice samples.

Enabling Firefox Voice is easy: "RSVP" on the FireFox Voice event page, then download the FireFox Voice extension and enable it. Afterwards, click on the Firefox Voice icon to talk to the system. While FireFox Voice is limited to desktops for the moment, we expect that the feature will arrive soon on mobile.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-01-13 (Update: 2020-01-13)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.