Google shares all the new Chrome OS 77 features


28, 2019

Google’s Chrome OS 77 release is here, and the firm this weekend shared what was new with the release after earlier highlighting newfound Google Assistant availability.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Manage your Media
    Have you ever struggled to figure out which tab or application is playing audio on your Chromebook? Now there are new media notifications to help you. Click the bottom right corner of your screen to see controls for audio playing on your device and manage them in one convenient place.
  • Add bonus time with Family Link
    Family Link helps you create healthy digital ground rules for children and teens. It’s now easier for parents to add bonus time within the Family Link app when screen time is almost over – without changing the daily limit or bedtime schedule.
  • Navigate easily with Automatic Clicks
    You can now scroll with Automatic Clicks. This feature and more are available in your Accessibility settings.
  • Use Google Assistant on your Chromebook
    You can set up Google Assistant on most Chromebooks. Say “Hey Google” or click the Assistant logo from the Launcher to ask a question, set a reminder, play music, control smart home devices, and more,

Not listed here is Google’s added support for Virtual Desks and Chrome’s newfound Send to Device feature that allows you to take your reading everywhere you go.

Chrome OS 77 is rolling out to eligible devices over the next couple of days. Not all devices will get it at once, but it shouldn’t take more than a week or so.

Source: Google

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