Alexa may have beaten Google to the punch, but Google Home’s latest feature offers users a slick way to make kitchen work easier: Google Home can now read out recipe instructions step by step as you cook.
To pick your recipe, you’ll have to use Google Assistant on Android or Google Search on iOS or Android. Just search for your recipe like you would normally, and once you’ve settled on what’s for dinner, tap the Send to Google Home button. (You can even do this during your commute home — you don’t have to be in range of the device to do it.)
Search results from Food Network, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, and the New York Times are included in the available recipes. Once you’re in the kitchen use either of the following voice commands to start cooking:
- “Ok Google, start cooking.”
- “Ok Google, start recipe.”
You can have Google read out the ingredients to you one by one, in groups of three, or you can skip this step if you already have your ingredients ready. Next, Google Home will dictate the recipe, step by step. When you’re ready for the next instructions, just say:
- “Ok Google, next step.”
You can also get Google to repeat any given step by saying:
- “Ok Google, repeat.”
- “Ok Google, what’s step two?”
To see the process in action, check out Google’s video below:
What do you think of Google Home’s latest feature? Do you plan on using Google Home in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments.