News, Culture & Society

Italian grandmother struggles to use new Google Home

  • Grandmother struggles to use new gadget as she bangs it and shouts ‘goo goo’
  • Ben Actis uploaded clip on Wednesday and it now has almost 100,000 views 
  • Social media user Kevin Ray said:  ‘I wish she was my grandmother. GOO GOO!!’

They may be older and wiser, but when it comes to technology sometimes it seems the more senior generation still has a bit to learn.

This hilarious but endearing video of an 85-year-old woman trying to use a new Google Home speaker is proof of that.

YouTuber Ben Actis uploaded the clip on Wednesday, and since then almost 100,000 people have tuned in to watch his Italian grandmother attempting to work the gadget.

YouTuber Ben Actis uploaded the clip on Wednesday, and since then almost 100,000 people have tuned in to watch his Italian grandmother attempting to work the gadget

After being told she must say ‘Hey Google’ the woman can be heard calling it ‘goo goo’ as she tries to request a song and ask it for a weather forecast. 

Her strong Italian accent gets in the way slightly but she seems to have a difficult time understanding how to activate the gadget, as she bashes it with her fingers in an attempt to turn it on. 

When the Google device finally tells her the weather forecast she stands up in disbelief and says: ‘I’m scared. It’s a mystery. Oh my gosh.’

Seeing the funny side! After being told she must say 'Hey Google' the woman can be heard calling it 'goo goo' as she tries to request a song and ask it for a weather forecast

Seeing the funny side! After being told she must say ‘Hey Google’ the woman can be heard calling it ‘goo goo’ as she tries to request a song and ask it for a weather forecast

Her strong Italian accent gets in the way slightly but she seems to have a difficult time understanding how to activate the gadget, as she bashes it with her fingers in an attempt to turn it on

Her strong Italian accent gets in the way slightly but she seems to have a difficult time understanding how to activate the gadget, as she bashes it with her fingers in an attempt to turn it on

As she goes back to tapping it and shouting ‘Goo goo, coo coo’, Ben Actis can be heard saying ‘Yea, you’re coo-coo alright’ before everyone bursts into laughter. 

It wasn’t just the family who found it funny either, as many users in the comments section shared the same reaction.

User KevinRay wrote: ‘I wish she was my grandmother. GOO GOO!!’

The grandmother says 'Goo-goo play me a song' before she bursts into a tune of her own 

When the device finally gives a weather forecast she stands up in disbelief and says: 'I'm scared. It's a mystery. Oh my gosh'

The grandmother says ‘Goo-goo play me a song’ before she bursts into a tune of her own (left). When the device finally gives a weather forecast she stands up in disbelief and says: ‘I’m scared. It’s a mystery. Oh my gosh’ (right)

MrRiggyRiggs said: ‘Tap tap… Heyyy goo goo.’

And Alexander Brown said: ‘Haha your Nana is hilarious. What a lovely family.’



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk