The latest news on the Amazon Echo is quite useful if you want to know your way in the kitchen.
A new app for Amazon Echo has been synced with Alexa Skill which will help you step-by-step if you want to cook a meal. There are, in fact, 60,000 recipes to choose from.
The news report from Guardian said the sheer number of recipes may get confusing to some people, but then again the app will help you choose the right meal for the right occasion. For instance, if you have some ingredients lying around, you can ask Amazon Echo what type of meal you can make with them.
After that, it's just stop and go as Alexa will guide you throughout the whole process. You can ask Alexa to pause its instructions if you think the app is going too fast.
The best news? This app on Amazon Echo is totally free.
In related news, there's a new competitor for Amazon Echo and it comes from China. The product is called LingLong DingDong, and the name itself is probably worth the price tag.
If it works as advertised, it could change the game for Amazon Echo or Google Home considering that LingLong DingDong could corner the very big Chinese market.
Charlie Liu, senior marketing manager for the company said, "We think that the voice is most natural way to connect. You just need to say what you want. We think it is really a huge market."
The Chinese market for smart home gadgets like the Amazon Echo or Google Home will reach $22.9 billion just two years from now. The news about LingLong DingDong actually getting a huge chunk of that market doesn't bode well for the two companies, as well.