Firefox Voice is a new experimental extension introduced by Mozilla recently, designed to allow Firefox users to freely surf the web with simple voice commands.
Currently this utility only supports English language, in the future will definitely be added more language options.
However, you do not need to worry because the commands interacting with Firefox Voice are all basic sentence patterns with extremely simple structure. Anyone who has learned English will be able to use it.
For example, if you want to access the website of the New York Times, just say 'Go to the New York Times', or if you want to access the music list of singer Justin Bieber on Spotify, just issue:' Play Justin Bieber on Spotify '.
Currently, the Firefox Voice utility has been tested in Firefox, supporting the following actions:
Search and navigate faster: Get information quickly from the internet without typing and entering search keywords. Instead, you just need to use some statements like:
- 'What's the name of that .?'
- 'Tell me about the .'
- 'What's .?
- 'How does…. looks like? '
Listen to music: Play and control music on your favorite websites with simple commands:
- 'Play . on .'
- 'Pause', 'Next', 'Previous'
Control tabs: Do you have a habit of opening multiple in the browser? You want to find 1 tab open or close, open a new tab ?:
- 'Find my calendar tab'
- 'Close tab'
- 'Open a new tab'
There are also many other activities that you can interact with Firefox through commands.
To learn and try the Firefox Voice add-on, you can visit the website: https://events.mozilla.org/firefoxvoicecampaign
Mozilla has not yet announced the official launch date of Firefox Voice as well as a roadmap to update new language options for this highly worthwhile add-on.