Google will get you in the mood this Valentine's Day
For many, the ultimate goal on Valentine's Day is to get their significant other in the mood... for romance. There are many ways to do it, such as massages, lighting candles and relaxing on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Unfortunately, most people do not own a fireplace -- they can be expensive and dangerous. After all, Weird Al Yankovic's parents died from one.
Luckily, hope is not lost -- if you don't have a fireplace, there may still be an option. Google has announced that for $35, you can have your own fireplace with romantic music too. How, you ask? Read on.
"Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've got the perfect way for you to set the mood. When you listen to Google Play Music on your Chromecast, you can display a cozy fireplace on your TV while your music plays in the background. And yes, it's just as awesome as it sounds", says Google.
The search giant further explains, "to turn this on, click the Gear icon in the upper right corner in Google Play Music on the web and select 'Labs'. Find the 'Chromecast Fireplace Visualizer' lab and click 'enable'. Voila! Next time you cast music to your Chromecast from your phone, tablet or web player, you'll see a crackling fire instead of album art".
In other words, a $35 Chromecast can create a fireplace on your TV. When coupled with romantic music, such as Justin Timberlake, this is sure to set the mood. Although, if your significant other watched the Yule Log on TV as a child, it may put them in the mood for Santa Claus instead. Unless you are on a date with Mrs. Claus, that would be a bad thing.
If this all works as planned, you should score yourself a kiss. Google has plans for your smooching too. When uploading a picture of two people kissing to Google Plus, the auto-awesome feature will automatically add an overlay of animated hearts. This is similar to how animated snow is added to pictures of snow on the service too. It can be cool at first, but gets old quick.
If you do decide to upload pictures of you and your significant other playing tonsil hockey, share a link in the comments.