Google aired their Google Home ad in the first quarter of Super Bowl LI. And you probably knew that if you have a Google Home because it more than likely turned on during the ad.

Google Home, like similar home automation devices, automatically turn on and does what you ask when you say “Hey Google” within its range. With over 100 million people watching the Super Bowl, we have to imagine a lot of Google Homes were recently set off to give whale sounds or turning on the lights.

A home automation device doing something it wasn’t supposed to isn’t anything new. A month ago, Amazon Echo’s across San Diego accidentally ordered dollhouses after a news station covered a story about a girl using her parents Echo to order a dollhouse and said “I love the little girl, saying ‘Alexa ordered me a dollhouse’.”

Maybe if Tom Brady or Matt Ryan win the MVP tonight, they can say “Hey Google, play Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions'” while they’re on stage. That would be a baller move to get homes across America playing that.

[The Verge]


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