The Google Assistant that powers search on Pixel devices and Google Home has a lot more personality than regular old Google Search. It gets to know you, it's conversational, and it even has some fun Easter eggs hiding within—including a few magic tricks up its sleeve.
To celebrate the Harry Potter prequel that's still out in select theaters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Google Assistant has a few Hogwarts-style voice commands that let you control your Android device like magic. To try them out, just say "OK Google," then cast the following spells:
- Lumos - Turns on your phone's flashlight
- Nox - Turns the flashlight off
- Silencio - Mutes ringtones and notifications
These commands straight out of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World will even work if you're running an older device that uses Google Now instead of Assistant, so almost anyone can get in on the fun. However, if you'd like to get the full effect, check out our guide on getting the new Google Assistant working on other Android devices:
There is no word yet on how long these Newt Scamander spells will last in Google Assistant, but as of right now, they are still there to have fun with.