With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set to be released this month, at least in the US, we will get another chance to return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. And with a little help from Google, you can now experience this magical world by turning your phone into a wand or visiting the Magical Congress of the USA on Google Maps.
If you say “OK Google” on your Android phone, you will summon Google Search and from there you can cast your spell. For instance, “Lumos” or “Lumos Maxima” will turn your flashlight on, and you can turn it off with “Nox.” Or you can say “Silencio” in order to silence your phone. Yes, we have tried “Wingardium Leviosa” but with no success.
But that’s not all. In addition to turning your phone into a magical wand, Google will also take you back in time: to New York in 1926 to be precise. That’s when the movie takes place, and it’s fair to say that Google has done a tremendous job with this one. You can visit major locations from the film as well as explore the city in Street View:
Fans can visit MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA); Steen National Bank, where Newt first meets Jacob Kowalski; the underground speakeasy The Blind Pig; and the magical apartment of Tina and Queenie Goldstein, two of the film’s key characters.
Once Google’s Daydream View VR headset becomes available (some time this month), you will also be able to explore Newt’s case, filled with magic spells and puzzles that will allow you to retrieve all the escaped creatures.
source : androidauthority.com