Netflix has another hit television series in Stranger Things. (Binge watch it if you haven’t!) The technologically savvy production house has not been shy in taking advantage of the popularity in previously working with Google to make a scary VR experience based on the show.
On the other hand, Google is trying hard to get folks using its AI-gifted Allo messenger service, so it has jumped on the popular Netflix show. In time for Halloween, it has revealed some Stranger Things tie-ins, including a sticker pack and an AI-assisted scavenger hunt.
The 24 stickers in the pack have a kiddish vibe to them and mostly consist of the show’s main characters. Of course, there is a D&D dice and the Demogorgon. Others include popular sayings and phrases with images from the show. Netflix could not help but include a “Netflix tonight” sticker in the style of the show’s logo.
If you haven’t watched this show, then why are you wasting time reading this post? Get your butt on Netflix and start watching. To sum it up, this Sci-Fi show takes place in the 80s, with the “upside down,” a little supernatural girl named Eleven, and one of the best soundtracks ever put inside of a television series.
If you’re in New York City today (October 28th) and want to participate, you just ask Google Assistant “Where is Barb,” a reference to the character who just kind of … disappeared from the show.
That’ll reveal the first location (Lafayette & Grand in Soho) where you’ll see a sticker wall instructing you to “use your powers” in Allo, Google says. Your AI sidekick will then tell you where to find a “mind-control vending machine” by dropping a so-called suggestion chip that you tap, directing you to a new, undisclosed Google Maps location. With some luck, you can claim a prize like a BMX bike, Pentax camera or a Panasonic boombox.
This follows a recent update to Allo bringing the version number to 2.0 with a few features that should have been there in the first place, while still leaving out quite a few such features which were more important.
Google is no doubt hoping like hell that all of this will entice you to try the app, since a lot of folks are probably unaware that it even exists. But the question is, will they? Will you?
Source : Google