When it comes to home voice assistants, there’s no denying that the bulk of their usage comes in the kitchen for setting timers and playing audio. Google’s taking that to the next logical step with Google Home, which can now read recipes out loud.
Here’s how it works:
- Pick a recipe using the Google Assistant on Android or Google Search (which is now just called Google) app (on iOS or Android).
- Tap the “Send to Google Home” button when you find a recipe you want to make.
- When you’re ready to start cooking, say, “Ok Google, start cooking.”
- When you’re ready for the next step, say, “Ok Google, what’s step two,” or if you need to repeat something, say, “Ok Google, repeat.”
The idea here is pretty great, but it’s hard to tell how well it’ll actually work in real time. It’s also a bit frustrating that you can only send recipes using Google’s own apps, which limits your selection and it doesn’t appears there’s any means to actually save and recall any recipes. Either way, it’s still a step in an interesting direction. As with all Google things, this will be rolling out over the next week or so, so if it’s not working for you right now, try it again later.
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