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Bing.com sings out for April 1

Bing.com sings out for April 1

Step one: Turn up your speakers (or put on headphones)

Step two: Point your desktop or tablet browser to Bing.com

Nokia and HERE have had their fun. Now it's Microsoft's turn to turn a visit to Bing.com (which a good number of people will end up doing today) into a noisy prank.

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Kzchy says:

I don't get it... For me, nothing happens.

jortpekema says:

Of course its 1 april

John20212 says:

same here, nothing happens; is this another region specific thing because MS are a-holes?

 

Nik Rolls says:

It's US-specific because it uses the same enhanced content framework that is currently only on the US page. I'm sure if they could have done it worldwide they would have, but the framework hasn't rolled out yet. Follow the link in the article to view it in US mode.

Kadcidxa says:

Your browser html5 codec detection sucks or you didnt use the correct link.

https://www.bing.com/?FORM=HPSHTW&mkt=en-US&ssd=20140401_0700

PoohGQ says:

It was a delight early this morning watching that little bird singing.

Lemme try..
It should not be a prank again. I mean the article.

Xaphoon148 says:

Think it's another one by wpc, nothing happens :P

ortizang says:

jajajajaj its April 1

No dude, it worked for me! See my comment below

Micah Dawson says:

That is sort of refreshing with the opera lol

It is really cute.

Nobody uses Bing outside of the US.

Jagar Tharn says:

i use it and i am in Europe

shahidsafdar says:

I use it and I'm from Pakistan...

I use it and I'm in Asia

IceDree says:

I use it & I'm from\in Saudi Arabia. :p

Yeah ME TOO LOL

 

cyborg4 says:

I use it in the UK.

Will6371 says:

I only use bing and I'm in the UK, haven't touched google for over 2 months now.

cyborg4 says:

I haven't used google for about 5yrs. :P (seriously, not April fools)

zicoz says:

Kudos to you, personally I have been Google free for about 2 years now.

Choco22 says:

I use it and I'm in Indonesia

Eas195 says:

I use it here too! ;)

nelsonecm says:

I use it in Guatemala.

deutscholo says:

I use it and i am from germany

Talk4Lig says:

I use it and I am from Mars.

Nakazul says:

I use it and i am in Sweden

Wael Hasno says:

I also am in Sweden and I use it everywhere.

mrdvos says:

I use it and I'm from the Universe.

Moodi1520 says:

I use it and I am in Jordan, and I also use it on my Lumia 1520 and my 8.1 PC

QilleRz says:

Hey Jordanian. Me too. Living in Jordan and using Bing like a boss.

Moodi1520 says:

Nice, Glad to know I'm not the only Jordanian here. :)

ahmedjan87 says:

Not the only living in Jordan you mean

A H Badr says:

I use it and I'm in turkey

Lipe13 says:

I use it and I'm in Brazil.

spazzmeister says:

11 people outside the US use it :-D
I use Google, it's better in my region (Southern Africa)

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fabrea says:

I use it and i am from Italy

pookiewood says:

I use it in Texas.....oh wait Perry Never succeeded.

jsnod25 says:

I see what you did there LOL

I use it always on my phone. But sadly, in India, we don't have bing rewards, most of bing online services, and lots more.. Bing doesn't look beyond the usa, sadly..

WinMaverick says:

I use it, my gf uses it, my other friends use it, my whole family use it... even on android devices... all from India :P Go figure

mjfadaway says:

I use it and I'm in your mom

S Vaibhav says:

I use Bing exclusively, India

vw1610 says:

I use it and I'm in your mom.

Damnitt. I just read the comment above me.

LennH says:

I use it and I'm in the Caribbean. :)

Abdal says:

I use it and i am from Kashmir Valley ;)

I use it and I'm in the Philippines.

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atharva117 says:

I use it, I live in India

vikrant6 says:

TBH Bing sucks in India..

Aniket Bhat says:

Yeah, most features are not available here.

achalshetty says:

If u use any version other than that of US it does suck...so me in India, have downloaded bing desktop through which u can access US version and trust me it rocks

erykko says:

I use it and I am in Poland

Marcin J says:

Start using Google. It's A LOT better in Poland. Or maybe you're a hipster or something. I mean, why do you use something that is worse when you can get better results with Google?

kullkid92x says:

I agree. I mean I am a Microsoft fan, but usability and effectiveness comes first for ANY product I use.

If Bing sucked here in the US I would surely use google.

Now I do recommend any user outside the US or maybe Europe, they should just change their region in settings to US. idk how much that helps but most features will be unlocked.

I use Bing on internet explorer on my windows 7 pc and i m from India

I use it and i belong to at least this world.

I use it and I'm in Latin America (Paraguay exactly). Changed Google for Bing on 2 machines at my office and my coworkers love it. :)

kurotsuki says:

I use it and I'm on some random countries according to a (in)famous US teenager (back then he was teenager :p).

Richard_Indy says:

I use it, I'm in Indiana. Some people think we are all about corn, but soybeans are big here too.

I use it and I'm in Mexico

aerosidinc says:

i use it wherever i go

theonedunn says:

I use it under a bridge, I use it in a shoe, I use it several times a day, so does Cindy loo hoo

aerosidinc says:

wow u r so cool. just amazing. how do you do that?

 

DarryStonem says:

I use it in México

haamid_qadri says:

I use it...Asian user

LHAM13 says:

I use it and i'm in my bathroom

LOL Best comment so far!!!

Yimeng Wu says:

I use it in China.

I'm Brian! And so's my wife! Hold on, that's not the game... seriously though, I use bing in the uk and its just as good as Google. And I don't seem to notice sponsored links etc.

pacolin says:

I used it and I am from the NSA

DJCBS says:

I'm affraid you came to the website that has in it all the Bing users in the World.

 

I'm not one of them, though.

iDroiDz says:

I stopped using Bing completely as it is useless outside the US, and I'm in Egypt!

Reach4zasky says:

I use it from space.

NIST says:

I use it from the future.

McFly!!! is that you?

Nik Rolls says:

+1.21 jiggawats

I use it and I'm from Germany:)

Eas195 says:

I'm using it and I'm from Indonesia.

I use only Bing in Argentina!!

Felipe Borba says:

I'm from Brazil and I use...Bing, mainly bing translator is much better than google translator.
 

jsnod25 says:

And now your inbox is full...

Nik Rolls says:

Hahaha, amazing response to an idiot comment.

Xaphoon148 says:

Europe and using Bing. Google is totally useless in every way.

milfermon says:

I do, and I'm in Ecuador

FacilisDK says:

I ONLY use bing and I'm from Denmark.

andreirlopes says:

I use and I'm brazilian.

Nik Rolls says:

I have used it exclusively for the last three years, and I'm in New Zealand.

SumairB says:

I use it from India, bee-atch!

sundawg#WP says:

"misfortune" of visiting Bing? I'd reword that.

novaprime9 says:

Completely agree. Geez.

Misfortune of being assaulted with opera.

My my, the fat lady sings!

I think they can tell that the regular WPC didn't post this article. ;)

Didn't work for me.

Tlcoman says:

Buy new speakers

rodneyej says:

Use your WP device.. It works. Just open the desktop version of Bing on your phone, in IE, and tap the screen, or bird..

WinMaverick says:

Must be region restricted. Didn't work for me too, and my speakers are fine btw.... jeez

Yeah i too doubt that. Didn't work for me either. Neither phone nor PC.

Paul Foulkes says:

nor me. neither phone or 8.1 on laptop. I'm UK

Did not work for me until I opened Bing in IE and selected the US version.

Thanks man!
Opening the US version worked in my WP in Desktop mode.
http://www.bing.com/?mkt=en-us

TLRtheory says:

I pranked our other technicians by installing Android on a bunch of Windows computers via Windroy

rodneyej says:

Hey Derik K.. It works on WP devices also❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕
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Just go to the desktop version of Bing in IEM, and tab the bird❕

cyborg4 says:

Umm... How to access desktop Bing in IE on WP8?

fwaits says:

Go into IE settings and change default to Desktop instead of Mobile.

rodneyej says:

Just use the search key.. Search for Bing, then select it from the list.. It'll be at the top.... Keep you browser settings on desktop.

Jas00555 says:

Derek calling it a misfortune to visit Bing is the reason I'm slightly skeptical of the "newsroom" concept. In theory, it sounds nice, but even if you just report news, you can still add bias to the information. Just my opinion though.

Same here...I like Bing and prefer it greatly over Google. I'd say, its misfortunate to visit Google!

rodneyej says:

Poor choice of words on his part.. He didn't mean it that way... He meant misfortune of being pranked.. Let's not become over sensitive WP fans..

Misfortune as in being assaulted by opera. Not using Bing — I don't judge how you choose to search.

tgr42 says:

We won't look down on Microsoft fanboys for using Bing even though it's always been nothing more than a pathetic failed attempt to copy Google.  Really!  Ok no, that's a lie.  We will.

Apparently being one of the best search engines in the world is 'pathetic' and 'failed'. Uhuh...

oddom says:

one thing you need to know about the comment section at wpcentral, any words will be twisted to hurt their feelings and YOU will be attacked...sorry derek its not you its the insane people who read wayyyyyy to far into words that remotely come across as negative towards windows.

rockstarzzz says:

There is more than this though.  Even the "trending news" topics are pranks!

Yeah i noticed that too !
Even more to that ! Read my comment below and check your mail ! (if you've signed up for some bing service)

Some are pranks, but some aren't.

Jas00555 says:

I'll admit that I felt kinda bad when I read some of the headlines and thought they were pranks.

"what? That girl from Roseanne got married haha nice try Bing Ne... Oh wait"

jsnod25 says:

Yay we landed on the sun!!!

Even bigger pranks !!! Just unbelievable !!
Everyone check your outlook mails in the newsletters section !!
You'd have the bing newsletter of the month..
But the funny thing is, the stuff it mentions is:
A) downright silly
B) insane
C) not possible right now with the tech we have
D) when you click on 'see here' etc links... Well i leave it to you :-P
E) doesn't exist on bing !! :-P you wont get any results ! (yes i got taken into the joke and i binged it 3-4 times :-P)
F) exciting to imagine for some people.. (i mean pet lovers)

Go check !!

Strange, no one has noticed those pranks yet ? NO PEOPLE I'm not kidding !
You'd see the future of wearables in that mail, and also, the future of voice recognition !
I'm not kidding i swear !

Well nothing happening on Indian bing.com page.
MS just achieved a new level in partiality.

Yes! Even pranks are US (and few select countries) only! :|

It did play on my pc. Though I've set my bing account region as usa, but i don't think that should've been the main reason, they detect the ip a hell lot of times. Maybe your internet is slow.
Do one thing, open it on laptop and see if you have a 'play' button in the lower right corner, if you have it, then it should work sooner or later..
Maybe it took time to buffer.

umm..no..it's not working..
and my net is pretty fast..
and i tried to load it on my PC only..

ah well..never mind.. :)

I played it again, i had to click on the play button at the lower right corner, you sure you dont have it ?
Go BING (not google, bing gives description) 'flying penguin hoax' and watch the video which comes at the top, it'll make your day ! :)

Simple yet awesome!

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bartk says:

Doesn't do anything here (Europe)

Greywolf1967 says:

I found it didn't work with Chrome, I had to open with ie

willboyce says:

Oh. I heard that this morning. I thought it awful. I should maybe of had my cupa tea first.

richard_rsp says:

doesnt seem to work on any web browsers but internet explorer. Tried on Chrome and Safari. (and IE, which worked)

 

oddom says:

do you have to be on internet explorer for it to work? 

Nope. Tested it in Firefox and Chrome too.

oddom says:

maybe...but my chromebook, ipad, and windows phone are not making noise...maybe im deaf -.-

Only worked in IE for me.

toph36 says:

Wow....  Is it April 2nd yet?  Light news day.  Can't wait for tomorrow!!!!

That was hilarious when I heard tho this morning.

swesrcott says:

Only works in IE for me as well 

Scared the heck out of me and my dog this morning. A bird singing opera.

For non-US region, go to Settings, then Worldwide, and choose US - English.

markeboyle says:

I was on a conference call and folks wondering what's going on. Including me. April fools!