Google is the undisputed king of search in most countries. Competitors such as Bing and Yahoo! have been trying hard to get a healthy market share for years but Google search has over 95% of market share in most regions.
Most PC users use Google’s search engine to search the internet. The easiest way to search using Google on a PC is to open Google’s home page in a web browser and type the search keyword.
Windows 10, as you likely know, allows users search the web right from the Start/taskbar search. Although Bing is the default search engine in Windows 10, there are third-party utilities to make Google as the default web search engine in Start/taskbar search.
Google app for Windows 10
Because one can use the Start/taskbar search to search the web, and one can always use a web browser to search the internet using Google, most PC users don’t feel that necessity of a Google search app for Windows 10. But if you often use the official Google search app on your smartphone and would like to use the same on your Windows 10 PC as well, you will be glad to know that there is an official Google search app available for Windows 10.
Google is the official Google search app available for Windows 10. The Google search app allows you search the internet using, well, Google search engine. As some of you likely know, the Google search app was initially released a few years ago for Windows 8.
Voice search in Google app for Windows 10
Like Google app for smartphones, the official Google search app for Windows 10 also supports voice search. For those who don’t know, if your PC has a microphone, you can search the web using voice. To use voice search, open the Google app, click or tap the voice search icon and then speak the search keyword. The “OK, Google” voice search feature seems to be not available in the current version of the app.
You can turn off the voice search in Google app settings. To access settings, click the small down arrow icon (located top-right) next to the Sign in button. This action will bring up the Settings (gear) icon at the lower left of the app. Click the Settings icon to see all available options.
By default, all search links are opened within the Google search app. When a webpage is open in Google search app, you can click the down arrow (located top right) to see reload, find in page, and open in browser options.
If you want to always open search links in your web browser, there is an option in app settings for that.
The Google search app for Windows 10 also enables you to sign-in to your Google account.
If you click the Google app icon, you can see icons of all Google services. However, if you click any of them, the URL of the respective service will be opened in your default web browser.
Visit the following Windows Store link to install the Google search app on your Windows 10 PC. The app is lacking some of the features available in the smartphone version. That said, if you prefer using the official app over a web browser, go ahead and install it.
Download Google search (Windows Store link)