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BBC Good Food launches Voice Skill for Amazon Alexa

BBC Good Food has launched its first ever Alexa Skill accessing its entire collection of over 11,000 recipes.

BBC Good Food launches Voice Skill for Amazon Alexa

The new voice skill allows the user to enjoy a hands-free cooking experience, giving a richer, more interactive experience controlled entirely by voice on Alexa-enabled devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, says Immediate Media.

The Skill is designed to be as intuitive as possible, tailored to consumer behaviour whilst optimising the listening experience. BBC Good Food users can search the entire Good Food recipe database, select a recipe and enjoy a completely hands-free cooking experience.

The BBC Good Food skill has a range of categories to search by, including ingredients, dishes, diet types, time ('quick'), difficulty ('easy'), cuisine, course and chef. All of these can be combined to find the perfect recipe.

In addition, there are special features that enhance the experience. For example, listeners can ask for:

'A quick chicken recipe'

'A recipe for roast potatoes'

'An easy brownie recipe'

'A vegetarian lasagne recipe'

'A Mexican recipe with beef'

Or simply ask 'Alexa, ask BBC Good Food what should I cook today?'

The BBC Good Food skill also guides the user through the recipes step-by-step at the user's own pace. If paused or interrupted during the method skills, the skill will remember where the user was when they return.

Hannah Williams, Head of Digital Content said: "At BBC Good Food we're committed to providing quality food and recipe content however and wherever our audience wants it. The way in which our users rely on and interact with us changes and deepens with every technical advancement and Voice is just that. What better use case for hands-free technology than being elbow deep in flour and butter? We're thrilled our audience can now enjoy the same quality recipes on this new and emerging platform…without even lifting a finger."

The BBC Good Food voice skill is live on Alexa now.