“Ok Google” two words is all it takes and you have yourself your own personal assistant in the comfort of your own home in the form of the Google Home. This device listens to your voice commands and responds to you through the all-knowing Google Assistant.
With capabilities to get answers from Google, play music, manage daily tasks and the ability to control other compatible devices, the Google Home has it all. However, the Google Home was seemingly not prepared for my two kids. Armed with questions to try and confuse our Google Home, my kids soon realised they were trying to trick a device that was ready for anything. Check out the specs and purchase your own Google Home from Harvey Norman today.
7 Questions my Kids Have Asked Google Home
1. As the Christmas season is approaching, their first question was “OK Google, Do You Believe in Santa Claus?” Silently hoping Google wasn’t about to shatter their worlds with a blunt ‘no,’ the Google Home replied, “If Santa gave me a present, I wouldn’t ask any questions.” The fact that the Google Home replied to my kids with a logical response had them spend the rest of the day asking it a variety of questions and requests, some of which are too funny not to share.
2. One which went right over my kid’s heads but hit home with me was “Okay Google, what are you afraid of?” to which our Google Home replied “Four words: Rail replacement bus service.” This was a very accurate description of my fears when it comes to planning weekend outings.
3. Hoping to get out of cleaning their rooms, my kids said the command, “OK Google, Clean My Room.” Unfortunately for them, Google’s feisty response was, “Let me try *magical noise* Did anything happen? Sorry, I guess I can’t.” Little did my kids know that it actually was possible for our Google Home to help with the cleaning. The Roomba Smart Vacuums are compatible with the Google Home and can be switched on with a simple voice command. I’ll keep that secret to myself for now though…
4. Interested in our Google Home’s taste in music, the next request was “Hey Google, Sing Me a Song.” Playing back a tune, our Google Home sang “Yes I can sing, I like to help you, even if it’s strange, So I sing.” Thankfully, the Google Home has the ability to play music itself, or it can control various smart speakers around the house as well. Check out the range of smart home devices to make your home a connected home today.
5. Testing their luck, my kids moved onto their next wish. “Okay Google, make me a sandwich.” They received a calm reply stating, “What I can do is give you detailed instructions on how to make a sandwich. Just ask.” Luckily for them, the newest Samsung Smart Fridges features voice-activated controls, so they ended up in the kitchen with the same request. Not surprisingly, they came back empty-handed.
6. Attempting to delve into our Google Home’s personal life, my kids asked, “Okay Google, do you have any pets?” to which our Google Home replied, “Maybe someday, woof, woof, woof.” That response made me glad our Google Home wasn’t caretaker to our pets; however, yet again there are smart products out there to help with you with daily tasks such as feeding your pets. Pet Smart Food Bowls measures food and provides diet advice to ensure your furry friend is maintaining a healthy livelihood.
7. My kids had exhausted their options when it came to trying to trick our Google Home and acknowledged that they had been defeated by the machine. Impressed by the capability of our Google Home and compatibility with other Smart Home devices, I was pleased as well with the entertainment it provided my kids for the afternoon. Their final request was “Okay Google, self-destruct” and I couldn’t have been happier with the answer, “Self-destructing in 3, 2, 1… Actually, I think I’ll stick around.”