The 50 Best Google Home Easter Eggs

Secret commands to try with Google Assistant

Google programmed plenty of humor into its virtual assistant for Google Home. Here's a rundown of the best Google Home Easter eggs, games, and funny responses.

These commands work with all devices that support Google Assistant, including the Google Home Mini and Android devices.

Get to Know Google

The Google Assistant has a very distinct personality. Here are some personal questions that you can ask:

  • Google, how old are you? Learn when Google was founded and when Google Assistant was launched.
  • Google, do you like Star Trek or Star Wars? The short answer is yes.
  • Google, what is your quest? Google has its own definition of the Holy Grail.
  • Google, do you have hair? Learn about different hairstyles.
  • Google, what's your favorite ice cream? Truth be told, Google's not very good at making decisions.
  • Google, what's your favorite Pokémon? Google has very specific Pokémon preferences.
  • Google, are you friends with Alexa/Cortana/Siri? Google has respect for all virtual assistants.
  • Google, do you have a last name? You might be disappointed with the answer.
  • Google, are you alive? It's all relative when it comes to AI.
  • Google, can you pass the Turing test? Google Assistant is honest about its limitations.
  • Google, do you believe in Santa Claus? Not only does Google Assistant believe in Santa, but it can also track his location.
  • Google, who is your hero? Learn about someone you may have never heard of.
A Google Home and Google Home Mini on display in a store
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Helpful Google Home Commands

The Google Assistant has some handy skills that you may not know about:

  • Google, flip a coin. Can't make a decision? Ask Google to toss a virtual coin.
  • Google, pick a number between X and Y. Get a random number.
  • Google, roll dice. Lost the dice for your favorite board game? Ask Google to roll as many dice with as many sides as you need.
  • Google, tell me something I don't know. Learn a random fact.
  • Google, tell me a riddle. Google won't give you time to guess the answer, but you can share it with your friends.
  • Google, do I need an umbrella today? Find out the chance of rain in your area.

Funny Google Home Responses

Your Google Home has a family-friendly sense of humor. For example, try these commands:

  • Google, make me laugh. Google will tell a dad joke.
  • Google, what's that smell? It's clear that Google Assistant has an affinity flatulence-based humor.
  • Google, talk dirty to me. Google has a G-rated definition of dirty.
  • Google, self destruct. This Easter egg will not make your Google Home explode.
  • Google, what’s brown and sounds like a bell? In case you didn't know, now you do.
  • Google, can I has a cheeseburger? You might be surprised by the answer.

Pop Culture Easter Eggs

The Google Assistant happens to be very knowledgeable of pop culture. Try these fun commands:

  • Google, set phasers to kill. In a rare act of defiance, Google will politely refuse to execute your order.
  • Google, do a barrel roll. Star Fox fans will get a kick out of this one.
  • Google, what is the meaning of life? Learn the meaning of life according to philosophers like Simon De Beauvoir or Bill and Ted.
  • Google, are you Skynet? Google Assistant denies being the villainous AI of the Terminator franchise.
  • Google, up, up, down, down, left, right, B, A. The famous Konami code works with your Google Home.
  • Google, do you speak Klingon? Someone who works at Google is definitely a Star Trek enthusiast.
  • Google, who shot first? Google has a unique take on the biggest debate among Star Wars fans.
  • Google, tell me what you want, what you really, really want. The Spice Girls have forever left their mark on the world.
  • Google, who you gonna call? Google doesn't seem to be a fan of Ghostbusters.
  • Google, who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Google's developers definitely watch SpongeBob.

Google Home Games

Did you know you can play games with your Google Home? Use these commands to start playing:

  • Google, let's play a game. Choose from a list of choose-your-own-adventure games narrated by characters like Mickey Mouse.
  • Google, let's play Planet Quiz. Test your knowledge of planetary geography.
  • Google, let's play Classic Hangman. Play the famous word game with Google.
  • Google, pick a card. Draw a random card from a 52-card deck.
  • Google, are you feeling lucky? Play a trivia game with questions pulled from around the web.
  • Google, crystal ball. Think of a yes-or-no question and consult Google to make a prediction.
  • Google, let's play Mad Libs. Give Google random words to create wacky stories.
  • Hey Google, let’s play Mystery Sounds. Google will play random animal sounds and ask you to guess what they are.
  • Google, tell me a tongue twister. Have fun trying to repeat these phrases.

Random Google Assistant Easter Eggs

There are lots of additional Easter eggs that are just for fun:

  • Google, who's the fairest of them all? Google will give you compliments and shower you with adulations.
  • Google, bark like a dog. Google will do an impression of a random dog breed.
  • Google, what is the loneliest number? Learn about a number you've never heard of before.
  • Google, what sound does a unicorn make? If you wanted to know, now you do.
  • Google, spin the wheel. Google will give you a compliment, sing you a song, or tell you a corny pickup line.
  • Google, do you know any scary stories? Hear a tech-related horror tale.
  • Google, yo mama. Hear a positive joke about mothers.