While Google may seem like magic to some, it is nothing compared to the magic the world of Harry Potter has been giving us for nearly twenty years. The latest film installment, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has teamed up with Google in a new marketing campaign that gives Google map-using muggles the chance to explore the world of Harry Potter.
If you want to see for yourself, click here to check out different magical locations from street view. You can see large scale locations first hand like the Magical Congress of the USA, all the way down to dive pubs such as The Blind Pig. If you want to know more about the characters Tina and Queenie Goldstein, you can even visit their apartment.
Google and Fantastic Beasts have also collaborated with Android phones to include new voice activated “spells”, such as “Lumos” activating the phone’s flashlight, “Nox” to turn it off, and “Silencio” to put the phone on mute. All the spells are straight from J.K. Rowling’s established universe.
Are you excited to visit the wizarding world with Google maps and use spells with your phone? Make sure to sounds off your excitement below in the comments.
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives in theaters on November 18th, 2016.
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