If you’re still trying to figure out what to be for Halloween, Google can help. Google Assistant currently is loaded with a quiz to help you determine what the perfect Halloween costume for you is. To access it, ask a Google Assistant device “What Should I Be For Halloween?” You’ll then be taken through a short quiz to help narrow down your choices.
If you already have a Halloween plan set, there are also a handful of other Halloween-specific features available via Google Home.
You've got a week before Christmas music starts seeping into every crevice of the ambient soundscape. So let's throw one last hurrah of Halloween music. With the help of my colleagues throughout Gizmodo Media, some YouTube recommendations, and old episodes of Dr. Demento, I've built a playlist (embedded above) of 52 songs for Halloween.
Specifically, you can ask Google for facts about monsters, or what a ghost or werewolf sound like.
Google can also provide directions to the nearest pumpkin patch, if you haven’t gotten one quite yet, and Google Home Hub can show videos explaining how to do face paint for popular costumes like vampires.
And if you’re just looking for a fun Halloween-related activity, Google Home also has a choose-your-own-adventure scavenger hunt where you enter the virtual haunted home of the Google Assistant and take on the role of trick-or-treaters seeking candy.
When Google Home discovers the candy is missing from a pantry, it seeks the help of users to investigate which house guest (Mr. Mummy, Count Dracula or Willow the Friendly Witch) is responsible for the missing candy. You can activate that by saying “Hey Google, trick or treat.”