Tell Alexa or Google Assistant to Make Your House Spooky on Halloween
Maybe you’ve spent the past month spreading faux cobwebs over your fireplace, creating the perfect Halloween playlist, and counting down the days to the most wonderful holiday of the year. Or maybe you woke up this morning, realized it’s October 31st, and thought, ‘Oh, perhaps I should be festive?’ If you have Google Assistant or Alexa, you can instantly set a spooky vibe in your home with a few simple commands.
Below, instructions for how to pull it off on both devices:
“Ok Google, let’s get spooky.”
Say this command and Google Assistant will play an hour-long soundtrack of spooky music, and if you have connected smart lights, they will flicker on and off.
“Ok Google, scare me.”
How Google Assistant will respond, you’ll just have to see … if you dare. It may tell an urban legend, or play werewolf sounds, or launch into the terrifying story of the “assistant who didn’t help” (ha).
Android Community has a list of other ways Google Assistant can help you get in the Halloween spirit.
Play spooky music and sounds.
For some instant mood music, you can say “Alexa, play Halloween Party Soundtrack from Amazon” or “Alexa, play the album Scream by Michael Jackson.”
For Halloween sounds, CNET gives these tips:
Request something like the Spooky Sounds for Halloween EP on Spotify, or you can use one of the several skills.
- Spooky Halloween Sounds will play a continuous loop of spooky sounds until you tell Alexa to stop. It’s fantastic.
- Spooky Sounds from SayGoodMorning.org plays 50 minutes of original spooky sounds (in a continuous loop), complete with an audio easter egg hidden within.
- Spooky Scream, on the other hand, will play a random scream after a set time. Say, “Alexa ask Spooky Scream to start in five minutes.” Turn up the volume and wait for your unknowing victim to fall right into your trap.
“Alexa, tell me a scary story.”