Google has received flak for the advertisement in a Reddit thread, where several other users reported receiving the same message.
Meunier said he has not searched for the movie.
"I have a 5-year-old daughter, so the targeting isn't bad," he said. "But I haven't searched for the movie to my knowledge."
One Reddit user shared a similar sentiment.
"I don't believe I've done any searching for the film either, so I think it's not due to perceived interest," the user wrote.
Google Home – a personal assistant and smart speaker – costs $129. It’s unclear this type of advertising is a long-term strategy, but this is the first reported instance of "partners" sharing their "tales" on the product.
Because of its similarity to native advertising tactics, the ad is naturally less abrupt than traditional commercials; however, some users have criticized it for being intrusive and a violation of consumer trust.
Others have defended the ad as a revenue source to upkeep Google Assistant servers.
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