To make a great dinner party great, you need delicious food and music to create the scene and entertainment for your guests. Although the payoff is worth it, planning can take a lot of work to bring everything together.
But you do not have to do it all by yourself. With the help of your Google homepage ($ 89 at Walmart) and the following tips, you can take your next meal and your next friendship to another level.
If you want to show off your inner Gordon Ramsay, you can create an impressive meal with your Google Home speaker.
With your voice, you can search for recipes, of course, for ingredients or diet restrictions. Google Assistant works with Allrecipes, Chowhound, Martha Stewart and others to deliver these great recipes.
Once you've set your recipes, you can buy ingredients in Google Home.
To make purchases, simply open your Google Home app and touch Account> Settings> Payments . You can confirm your payment information, shipping address, and Google Assistant to buy goods without having to repeat this process.
Google and Costco and Target have partnered with many other businesses to partner with grocery delivery services. Other merchants offer free shipping on orders over $ 35.
Wine pairings received
Does wine have to be selected for the meal? Wine Guide will help you to tune the right vino with the menu. Just say, "Hey google, let me use Wine Guide."
From there you can ask which wines are best suited to the food you serve. Also, let the third-party service teach you how to properly serve wine.
Choosing mood music
Good music can turn a good dinner party into an epic experience. Google Home gives you several options for what you want to hear.
If you already have a playlist from Spotify, YouTube Music, or Google Play Music, you can play them with a simple voice command. For everything you need to know about playing music on your Google Home, read our tips.
If you preferjust say "Hey Google, play ambient noise". This will trigger any number of relaxation sounds, from a light rainstorm to birds in the wild.
Remote Dinner Guests
A great dinner party brings friends and family together. But what if your roommate, your favorite aunt or a friend from your childhood live far away and can not make it to your party? Google Home Hub ($ 99 at Walmart) can bring them all.
Just make a place for the device at the table, use Google Assistant to call your loved ones, people who use Wi-Fi, and let the good times go on.
You will need to first connect your phone number to the Google Duo. You can access this option by calling the app Google Home . Then go to Account to make sure your Google Account is connected to Google Home . Then tap your smart display icon> Device Settings (the gear icon)> Duo Video Calling.
To make a video call, just say "Video Call".
After completing your meal, contact your Google Home speaker to entertain your party. Say "Hey google, play a game," and you'll see a list of interesting options.
Google Assistant initially offers games like Mad Libs or Lucky Trivia and more. If the first two do not upset you, just say "more".
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