Congratulations on getting your hands on the new Google Home!
You might have definitely used the device for the usual troupe like asking for the weather or playing music. But do you know that your Google Home is capable of much more?
Yes! Like every other AI, Google is also trying to develop Google Home into a smart assistant that can not only store reminders but can also be an interactive companion. It may lack Alexa’s intelligence or Siri’s sass, but Google Home is also a treasure trove of unexpected Easter eggs.
If you are wondering what else can you do with your Google Home, try out the following features and commands to be wowed by your Google Home!
Play White Noise at Night
If you are one of those who toss and turn or lay wide awake in bed, then white noise will definitely help you comfortably slip into a deep slumber. Apart from white noise, you can also ask Google Home to play a range of other audio clips like falling rain, crashing waves, and similar nature’s sounds that can help you fall asleep. Furthermore, if you have set a sleep timer, the audio will also auto shut off.
Locate Your Missing Phone
If you are a scatter-brain who spends half the time finding where you have kept your phone, simply ask Google Home to find it on your behalf. Use the command Hey Google, find me my phone and your phone will magically start ringing wherever it may be. Plus, it doesn’t even matter if you use an iPhone or an Android device, it will get found out!
Play Musical Chairs
This is where Google Home really knows how to have fun! If you are in the mood for Musical chairs, simply say Hey Google, play musical chairs and the stage will be set for you. Just grab a few chairs and call all your family members to have a great time.
Listen to a Joke/Story
Who wouldn’t want to speak to their AI when they are feeling bored or having a sleepless night? Just ask Google to tell you a joke if you are in the mood for some laughs. If you have a child who just wouldn’t go to bed, ask Google Home to tell them a bedtime story and the device will carry out your chore.
Make it your Sous Chef
Let’s face it, EVERYONE needs help in the kitchen! So why don’t you give Google Home a try? Next time when you are cooking just ask Google Home to look up for the recipe for you. You don’t have eggs while you are baking a cake? Simply ask Google Home to look up for substitutions. The smart device can also help you with measurements!
With so many features and tricks available, who would want to just talk about boring things like the weather? Use the Easter Eggs above to make the most out of your Google Home.
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