How to “haunt” your home with your smart speakers

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If connected speakers are very useful on a daily basis for fairly serious tasks, they can also allow you to do really funny things. Here is for example how to “haunt” your house.

Whether you have a Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Apple HomePod, your connected speaker can be used for many things, more or less serious. Whether for Halloween or for any theme party, these are very interesting gadgets. Just as you can ask Alexa to set you a timer when you cook or ask Google for the weather, you can also use your connected speakers to “haunt” your home, if you know how to do it.

Some Halloween features are natively integrated into the speakers, the developers seem to have fun adding these options to their products without communicating on them. Some ideas require other devices, like a second speaker or connected equipment, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

Talk through the speaker

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If you have a connected speaker, you can use it to scare your guests remotely. Connected speakers all have such a feature; Amazon has Drop In, Google Home has its broadcast option, and the HomePod has Intercom. The effect is the same; say your scary message out loud and it will be broadcast on the connected speaker of your choice.

You install your guests in a room with very limited lighting, a small flashing lamp… to come and scream via your connected speaker placed strategically in the room. or else you hide the loudspeaker in front of your front door to frighten the young – and not so young – who would come and take candy from you!

Preparing mood playlists

Nothing says Halloween more than Halloween music. This will allow your guests to immediately get into the mood.

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You can prepare them yourself or get a ready-made one and play it on your connected speaker. You can also simply ask your speaker to play a Halloween playlist. The options are somewhat different depending on the streaming services.

Ask your digital voice assistant to change the lights

If you really want to get your whole house in the Halloween mood, you need to consider smart bulbs and other light fixtures. Philips Hue or other. You can then change the colors on demand and give them orange, purple and red hues, the perfect atmosphere.

And if you can obviously control everything from your smartphone, it’s much funnier to do it via your connected speaker. “OK Google, turn the living room lights on orange”. Guaranteed effect!

Ask your pregnant woman to tell a scary story

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Did you know that you can ask your pregnant woman to tell you a scary story? Some last several minutes. And if you ask Google Home to tell you “something scary,” the Assistant tells you something half joke, half scary story.

When the connected speaker tries stand-up

Speaking of jokes, your speaker, whether it’s Google or Alexa, can also tell you season-related jokes. For Halloween, it’s perfect. Siri, on the other hand, can tell jokes, but has nothing Halloween-specific in her repertoire.

Scary noises and screams

Halloween music can get you in the mood, as can a playlist of suitable sounds. Turn your living room into a scary room, complete with screams and all that. Ask Google Home or Amazon Echo to scare you. You can even make Amazon Echo scream.

Scare those who come asking for candy with your pregnant

Most connected speakers are quite compact. Use this to your advantage. Hide one outside, behind a pot, plant or decoration. Then, use one of the tactics discussed earlier; shout through the enclosure when a group approaches or politely remind them not to take a handful of candy.



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