Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are really bad at suggesting Halloween costumes
Did someone perform a devilish sense of humour transplant?
With Halloween just a few days away, Google, Amazon and Apple have given their virtual assistants and smart speakers some fun and spooky answers if you ask the right questions.
GearBrain has spent the day talking to a Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple's Siri to find out how each fares when asked to get into the Halloween spirit. Here's what we found - but be warned, some of the answers are more cringeworthy than creepy...
The Google Home and Home Mini were given a spooky update earlier this month, including canned reactions to a variety of Halloween-themed questions and commands. Some take control of your smart home lights, while others help you decide what to wear for this year's costume.
Here are some for you to try at home:
Okay Google, what should I be for Halloween?
Hey Google, happy Halloween
Hey Google, let's get spooky
Okay Google, scare me
Hey Google, trick or treat?
Hey Google, are you scared?
Hey Google, I'm scared
The Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speaker rangeAmazon / Google
Amazon has given a similar list of spooky new Easter eggs to Alexa on its Echo products. These include:
Alexa, what should I wear for Halloween?
Alexa, trick or treat?
Alexa, I'm scared
Finally, Siri has also been given some Halloween-based Easter eggs. Although she sometimes struggled, here's what we have found:
What should I wear for Halloween?
Trick or treat?