How to play the Stranger Things game on the Google Home

Nostalgic 80s tinged sci-fi series Stranger Things is back, and with it comes an inevitable clutch of spin-off Android and iOS games.

But if you’re after a different way to get a shot of Stranger Things 2 after you’ve binged watched the hit Netflix series, then the Google Home has the answer with a game that’s a little different to others with its reliance on voice interactions.

By saying “Hey Google, talk to Dustin from Stranger Things” at the Google Home or Google Home Mini, you’ll get the response “Hello? This is Dustin. I’ve found something…” in the characters voice.

From there on you need to engage in a back and forth conversation with a walkie-talkie wielding Dustin to find out what he has found and help him figure out what is going on in his home town of Hawkins as other characters in the show pop up to join the mystery investigation.

It’s a novel way of using the smart voice recognition and processing features in the Google Home speakers, which are powered by the ever-smarter Google Assistant. And its certainly a more refreshing departure to the normal media tie-ins and games you get around the launch of big movies and TV series.

The game is out in the UK, US and Australia at the time of writing, while people without access to a Google Home can instead check out the mobile game which is free on both Android and iOS.

But if you haven’t watched Stranger Things 2 yet, it’s probably worth ploughing through the series before you risk encountering potential spoilers with the games.

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