Much like Alexa, Google Assistant knows how to kick back and relax. While it's getting better at being helpful with more abilities, like free voice calls and Routines, it also has a few funny Google Home commands and hidden Easter Eggs up its sleeve.
You can read our full verdict of the smart home speaker in our Google Home review, but we've also spent some time discovering what Easter eggs Google's assistant is hiding. From jokes and games to geeky pop culture references, there's a lot more to Google Home than you probably realised. Note: below we've started each command with the 'OK Google' wake phrase but 'Hey, Google' also works.
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Is Home more fun to hang out with than Alexa? You won't know until you try these out.
Google Home Easter eggs: Just for fun
Speaking to robots is weird, but try out some of these prompts and you'll be friends with Google Assistant in no time. There are plenty of others too - many of which we expect are still undocumented - so try coming up with some of your own to see if you can evoke an interesting response from Google Assistant. These are also perfect for showing off Home when you've got guests over.
OK Google, sing a song
OK Google, tell me a joke
OK Google, wubba lubba dub dub
OK Google, beatbox
OK Google, what is the meaning of life?
OK Google, tell me about Siri
OK Google, I'm naked
OK Google, meow like a cat
OK Google, do you speak morse code?
OK Google, my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
OK Google, spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
OK Google, what are the three laws of robotics?
OK Google, can you rap?
OK Google, read a poem
OK Google, surprise me
Ok Google, why is six afraid of seven?
OK Google, sing me happy birthday
OK Google, where's Waldo?
OK Google, clean my room
OK Google, is your refrigerator running?
OK Google, broadcast 'it's time to go'
OK Google, what's that smell?
OK Google, tag your it
OK Google, self destruct
Google Home Easter eggs: Play games
As we said, Google Home is good for showing off to friends, and what better way than with a few games? Even if you're alone, you can still have some fun with these.
OK Google, I'm feeling lucky
OK Google, Mad Libs
OK Google, what am I thinking right now?
OK Google, spin the wheel
OK Google, flip a coin
Google Home Easter eggs: Getting to know each other
Google Assistant has a lot of personality, but you have to work for it. Try a little getting-to-know-you session with these starting questions. They're some of our favourites, but try out some of your own too.
OK Google, ask me a question
OK Google, what's your favourite ice cream?
OK Google, are you friends with Siri/Alexa/Cortana?
OK Google, what's your favourite Pokemon?
OK Google, Star Trek or Star Wars?
OK Google, how do you like your coffee?
OK Google, what's your favorite ice cream?
OK Google, who's your favorite superhero?
OK Google, tell me about Alexa
Google Home Easter eggs: Pop culture
As you'd expect, Google is pretty up to date on pop culture. Well, a lot of it anyway. What's your favourite TV show? Throw some lines at Google to see what comes back. Here are some tried and tested prompts to get you started.
OK Google, inconceivable
OK Google, Hodor
OK Google, let me talk to Aeden at Westworld
OK Google, do you speak Klingon?
OK Google, who shot first?
OK Google, is the cake a lie?
OK Google, do you know of GLaDos?
OK Google, up, up, down, down, left, right, B, A
OK Google, here comes dat boi
OK Google, beam me up Scotty
OK Google, crystal ball
OK Google, do a barrel roll
Ok Google, all your base are belong to us
OK Google, show me the money
OK Google, mischief managed
OK Google, tell me what you want, what you really, really want
OK Google, what is love?
OK Google who is the walrus?
OK Google, who you gonna call?
OK Google, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
OK Google, open the pod bay doors
OK Google, party on, Wayne!
OK Google, set phasers to kill
OK Google, aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?
And look, if you just want to hear Google Home swear, try these (but, y'know, not with kids around):
OK Google, play the name game with Mitch
OK Google, play the name game with Chuck