In the battle of household robots that people talk to instead of using their phones, at least we can all still be friends.
There’s an arms race going on between Google and Amazon to have the best personal assistant. Amazon has the Echo, and Google has the Home. Each of the slightly creepy robots have their own pros and cons, but Google just one-upped Amazon on cute Easter eggs.
A YouTuber noticed that if you ask Google Home to “say hi to Alexa,” it actually plays off one of the Echo’s automatic responses.
“I’m so excited, I have a question for her. Alexa, will you be my friend?” the Home asks.
Hearing the trigger word “Alexa,” the Echo responds to the question with, “Of course we can be friends. You seem very nice.” It’s likely the Echo has no clue that a Google product is asking the question, because it will say this or something similar if a human asks.
Points to Google for adding a cute and friendly Easter egg.