Updated skill featuring recipe visuals and videos debuts today
NEW YORK, June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — No need to get your hands-or your device-dirty in the kitchen. Food Network has updated its popular Alexa skill for the new Amazon Echo Show, making it easier for users to get inspired, explore what they’re in the mood for, and enjoy recipe videos and preview images that enhance the value and enjoyment of their cooking experience.
Simply say “Alexa, ask Food Network for chicken parmigiana recipes,” “Alexa, what’s on Food Network now?” or “Alexa, ask Food Network for vegan mushroom recipes,” and the Echo Show will display the response to the question on the screen. The Echo Show’s visual element will allow users to browse through Alexa’s top picks for their search, select their recipe, and view a video of the recipe being made. Users can then have the full recipe emailed to them so they can try it out on their own.
“With a simple question, the Food Network skill for Alexa helps customers find and use trusted recipes from their favorite chefs and programs,” said Liesel Kipp, Vice President of Product Management at Scripps Lifestyle Studios, the digital division of Scripps Networks Interactive that handles Food Network’s digital ventures. “The visual and video components will provide consumers with more information to help them make better and quicker cooking decisions and adds an entertaining aspect to their recipe browsing.”
Last September, Food Network launched a skill on Amazon Alexa devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV. Users can enable the Food Network skill by saying, “Alexa, enable the Food Network skill” to gain access to show information and search for Food Network recipes by keyword or ingredient, and results are sent to users via email. For more information on Food Network’s skill, visit FoodNetwork.com.
FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the #2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.9 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.
About Scripps Lifestyle Studios
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit scrippslifestylestudios.com.
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