cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 26 Apr 2017

Assistant is already a great help in the kitchen when we need to convert something from pints to cups or remember to buy eggs on our next shopping trip. But with a new update to Home, it’s graduating to full-on sous chef.

In a feature rolling out to users just in time for Mother’s Day, Home will now provide step-by-step instructions to more than 5 million recipes from Bon Appétit, the New York es, Food Network, more. And you can even listen to music while doing it.

The new system isn’t quite as simple as saying, “OK, , tell me how to cook coq au vin,” but it’s pretty close. To find a recipe, you’ll need to use Assistant or search to find what you want to cook. Once you find something that looks good, you can select the new “Send to Home” button, it will be saved to your recipe box. (

en you’re in your kitchen ready to get started, you can say, “OK , start cooking,” it will begin the instructions. ke a real instructor, if you miss something, you can ask it to repeat it, or skip to a specific step. And if you use Assistant to play music or get information about something else while you’re cooking, it won’t forget its place.

says the feature will begin rolling out to Home users this week. Once it’s live, you can test it out by saying “OK , let’s make macaroons,” which will begin ’s pre-loaded cookie recipe. Otherwise, there’s no set-up or settings needed to use the feature.

Now we’re cooking: Back in November, Amazon added instructional recipes to exa on the Echo, but its 60,000-recipe library wasn’t exactly robust. th millions of options for Home, has seriously upped the usefulness of its AI speaker in our kitchens, we can’t wait to try it out.