Google Home fail: Google's Super Bowl ad accidentally activates numerous personal assistants

“OK Google what sound does a whale make?”Google

Due in part to the wake word's prominent feature, Google Home users all over the country say their devices acted a bit erratic during the ad, responding to the commercial's commands.

But then my Google Home perked up, confused.

How was your Super Bowl weekend?

An LGBT pride flag can be spotted on a home displayed earlier in the video, which stressed the diversity of Google users.




Users took to Twitter to complain about the interference.

"That @Google home trailer made my google home have a meltdown", one disgruntled user wrote.

You can always count on Super Bowl commercials causing a few laughs (along with some uncomfortable moments) and Super Bowl LI over the weekend was no exception, though not all of the giggles were as intended. With the help of the device, they get lights turned on, music turned up, suggestions, and more. A report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in May estimated that the global market for commercial drone applications, including package delivery, could rise to as much as $127 billion by 2020. The voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant joins Amazon Echo as voice control available through traditional distribution sales channels.

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