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You Can Now Cast ‘Harry Potter’ Spells with Your Android Device

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Harry Potter fans rush to read the opening lines of the new and final novel by author J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Photo by Lisa Maree —Williams Getty Images

Thanks to Google, Android phone users can all use a little Harry Potter magic.

On Tuesday, the company announced three new “spells” for its Android devices. The spells—Lumos, Nox, and Silencio—are part of the new apps and features Google (GOOGL)has created to go hand-in-hand with the new Warner Bros. film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the prequel to the Harry Potter series.

All users have to do is talk to Android’s voice activated assistant and say “Okay Google, Lumos” to turn on the phone’s flashlight, and “Okay Google, Nox” to turn it off. You can also say “Okay Google, Silencio” to turn off the phone’s volume.


Users can also explore the fictional world of Fantastic Beasts, set in 1926 New York, via Google’s four new sites in Street View. Popular places from the film to virtually visit are: MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA), the underground speakeasy The Blind Pig; and the magical apartment of Tina and Queenie Goldstein, who are two of the film’s key characters.

Google also announced that YouTube creators are going to feature Fantastic Beasts-related content, too.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters Nov. 18.