Google Home's Assistant now knows 5 million recipes, will help you cook

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28 April, 2017

Same. But starting today, home cooks can get some high-tech help courtesy of Google Home's new feature that reads each step out loud to you as you cook. As product Manager Chris Ramsdale writes in a blog post, "With this SDK you can now start building your own hardware prototypes that include the Google Assistant, like a self-built robot or a voice-enabled smart mirror". From there, you pick a favorite from the results and select "Send to Google Home". It'll know you're cooking and move forward with the recipe regardless of whatever else you ask it between steps.

After a step has been followed, the user will need to say "Ok Google, next step" to proceed with the recipe.

Google Home users can access this massive library of recipes which coves more than 5 million meals by simply issuing voice commands to the device.

This is not the first time when Google has extended its support in the form of an SDK for its product. It's not like Google Assistant wasn't able to provide access to some recipes in the past but this new update is definitely going to make it very useful in the kitchen. Google has provided step-by-step instructions for getting started along with a few sample projects, and has also established a dedicated Google+ developer community.

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Ramsdales notes that "Developers do not now have to pay a licensing fee to embed the Google Assistant". Ask your speaker for a recipe. Either way, Google Assistant on Google Home will walk you through the recipe when it hears relevant commands.

The recipe reciting functionality is already present in the Amazon Echo speaker.

This feature will roll out over the coming weeks.

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