Google is known for doing some rather strange things, even if they eventually turn out to be brilliant. Take Google’s Fiber broadband rollout to select markets as a prime example of something that had us shrugging our shoulders before realizing that it made so much sense we can’t work out why it didn’t do it before.
Google’s latest oddity isn’t quite on the scale of its Fiber push, but it certainly came out of left field and we’re still not quite sure what to make of it.
We are, of course, talking about Google’s ‘Big Web Quiz for Chromecast.’
Released on the App Store for iOS today, Big Web Quiz requires a Google Chromecast to work and that, perhaps, is the entire point to this – as far as we’re aware there’s no support for Apple TV, meaning you will have to pick up the Google’s $35 HDMI nubbin in order to play.
When you do, you’ll be treated to a quiz which takes its questions from the Google Knowledge Graph and global search trends in order to keep the whole thing nice and relevant. Gamers will be able to play with up to five of their friends as well as choose the avatar that they want to use to represent themselves in-game. Questions will appear on the TV screen via Chromecast with players answering via their iPhones or iPads.
If all this sounds good to you – and if we’re honest, we think it does to us too – then you can pick the Big Web Quiz game from the App Store for free right now.
Just remember you need that Chromecast, and at the asking price of $35, why not?
And oh, if you do manage to give it a go on your iPhone or iPad, do let us know in the comments section below what you think about the quiz-based marvel from Google. We’re pretty certain that many of you will end up destroying precious hours of the day going through what the Knowledge Graph throws at you.
(Source: Big Web Quiz for Chromecast on the App Store)