Google cheat code: unlimited free searches!

Google cheat code: unlimited free searches!
Google loves Easter eggs, this is not a new piece of information. Each new confectionary version of Android has an Easter egg hidden in the same place (so maybe "hidden" isn't quite the right word, and we've seen various Easter eggs in the Google Play Games app, as well as the Google Search app. Now, Google has another treat that has been added to Search.

We've seen Google use the Konami code before in Easter eggs for Google Play Games as well as the Chromebook Pixel, and now the Konami code (or at least part of it) can be used to get an Easter egg in Google Search. If you do a voice search for "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right", Google will speak back "Cheat mode unlocked. Unlimited free Google searches."

Of course, Google searches are free (not counting ads and personal data) and unlimited anyway, but it is still a fun trick. The video below shows it being done in a desktop browser, but the egg is also available on mobile in Google Search for Android and iOS (Windows Phone doesn't speak back to you, so it doesn't exist there.)

source: The Next Web



1. papss unregistered

That cheat code will forever be in my brain. I have fond memories of using it back in the NES days

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

WOW! Really slow news day huh?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

...was this really necessary? Google uses pointless easter eggs like this all the time.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17387; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course, if Apple did it, it would give you orgasms.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course as usual you have to bring up Apple when it's not even relevant.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is relevant, because you are a moron....and an Apple apologist...

8. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

why so negative dude? lol if you dont like it then dont use it..

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because I like being negative.

14. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

jump off ur bridge n die troll

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Down, forward, A...haduken!

5. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

haha... forward, down, forward, A... All you!

15. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

down, back, B. tech tech tech sponge kick! lol

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

No Exclusive tag for this breaking story?

11. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Super Contra 30 lives =)

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012


16. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

What no B, A, B, A, select, start?

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