Google search, to be completely honest, is more than just a search engine. The service has so many features that it will be insane to call it a mere search destination. Adding to this list, the company today announced a couple of new additions. Now, you will be able to play Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe directly in Google’s search results.
This isn’t the first time the company is implementing something like this. If you’re even a bit into the service, you will know that you can play Pacman and a host of other games directly from the giant’s search results. Additionally, we get many other Easter eggs that are just fun to use.
A couple of months ago, the tech giant started letting people trial Google Play games directly from Search as a means of promoting a game without forcing someone to download the app. This might seem similar to today’s development, but it’s nothing but. The Play games feature was a kind of promotion/ad service that developers could pay to use. It allowed Search users to trial play a game without actually downloading it.
And a little after that, the company had made it public that it is bringing song lyrics from more than 4,000 music publishers to Search results.
These features aren’t the only ones to bypass third parties. The company is literally integrating almost everything onto its platform– may it be word definitions, health information or nutrition data and plain old translations.
Today, the company has brought Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe for users to directly enjoy from their Search results. This is available on the desktop and Google mobile apps. Users searching for keywords containing “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” will see the usual search results, sure. But along with this, you will now see a ‘Tap to Play’ button that will take you to the game itself.
While it may not seem much, it surely stands to show how much Google is determined to maintain its userbase. And yeah, if you’re not impressed by this, here’s what Google wants you to do:
These are just a sample of the delightful surprises that await you on Google. After all, Search is for so much more than research and practical matters — it’s for fun, too!