CNET Smart Home
You've got a cooking teacher in the Google HomeGoogle Home's new feature allows the smart speaker to recite recipes at a pace you control.
[MUSIC] Google Home, the always listening internet connected smart speaker, will give you step by step instructions out loud for more than five million recipes. Until now, Google Home's biggest competitor, the Amazon Echo line of smart speakers, could only read off recipes all at That means you couldn't ask it to repeat a step or pause while you completed a task. Google Home changes things however by adding a more conversational element to help you cook recipes. Here's how it works. You search for a recipe on the Google Assistant app on your android phone or with the Google Search app on IOS or Android. Android. When you've found the recipe you want to cook, you tap the send to Google Home button. Then, it's time to talk to your Google Home. Okay, Google. Start cooking. I have a recipe you got from Food Network called Tony's Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce. Is that the right one? Google Home will list all of the ingredients Either in groups of three or one by one. And she'll also give you the steps one at a time. You can ask her to repeat steps or ingredients, just in case you forget. Okay google what was that last step? Beat the three eggs in a separate bowl and measure the flour into another separate dish. But you have to say hey Google first. This can get clunky but you can move at your own pace throughout the recipe without having to write anything down. This new Google Home feature is a big deal for making smart speakers more useful in the kitchen. And it also challenges Amazon to step up its chef skills with the Echo.