If you happen to google for "Child Yoda", will probably be beamed into your front room through augmented actuality


Google Lately everything has been about the fun little augmented reality Easter eggs, with a multitude of search terms that triggered AR experiences with Halloween themes in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing skeletons!

Now they have one more. Just in time for tomorrow's season two finale of The Mandalorian, The Child (or, as the world calls it, "Baby Yoda") is brought to your living room.

Would you like to check it out yourself? You just have to look for the right one. This is the way:

Open Google.com in the browser of an iOS or Android device
Look for "The Child", "Baby Yoda", or (The actual name of the child here, which I'll leave out because of spoilers)
Scroll down until you see the “View in 3D” button. Tip it on. (Depending on your device, you may need to have the Google search app installed. It worked on a Pixel by default.)
Wait for the camera view to appear, then move the camera a little. Once the camera has figured out where the floor is, it should appear. Make sure to turn up the volume.

I just tested it myself and it worked fine, albeit better on some devices than others. It was fast and error-free on a Pixel, but the lighting was heavy on my iPhone.

There is a camera button that you can use to take photos and videos. You can pull / pinch to move it around the room or rotate it for better shots. Have fun!