‘Projector’ is Google’s New Screen Recording App for Chromebooks

Meet Projector; a new screen recording tool from Google for Chromebooks. It can record and narrate your screen. The projector can generate transcripts for you which you can later search to easily find your recording.

Sounds similar?

It sounds a lot like the voice recorder app we use on Android phones. The Recorder app also automatically generates transcripts.

Projector App for Screen Recording

Let me take you through the different features of this app using a few screenshots from the app’s tour.

An interesting question to ask is if Projector will run on Windows computers and Macs. A similar app, Chrome Canvas runs on other operating systems as a web app. However, it does not look like Projector can do that yet.

Testing the App

The app currently is available in the Canary channel of Chrome OS. Enable the following three flags to get it working.

  • Enable Projector
  • Enable Projector annotator
  • Enable Projector exclude transcript feature

The app is still a work-in-progress and does not work. It stops with an error while trying to download the speech recognition module.

I will be publishing a video demo on my YouTube channel as soon as I get the app working. Stay tuned.

If you are a school teacher who uses Chrome OS for teaching, I would love to hear your thoughts on this new tool. Please let me know in the comments section below.

One response

  1. Just now finding this and tinkering with it. Thinking I may be able to use this in the coming school year.

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