Alexa Support coming to Xbox One

Microsoft is bringing Alexa support to the Xbox One. This will start with selected Xbox One Insiders and expand to everyone at a later date. Despite discontinuing Kinect as a product at retail, Microsoft has continued support for Cortana on all Xbox One Consoles and Windows based PCs. Partnering with other technologies that exist seems like the next logical step in the evolution of voice commands.

Examples below on what you’ll able to do.

If you use Cortana:

  1. Sign into the Xbox you want to control.
  2. On your Windows 10 PC, click here and sign in with your Microsoft account to link the skill.
  3. Try your first command! “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to open Netflix.”

If you use Alexa:

  1. Sign into the Xbox you want to control.
  2. Click here, sign in with your Amazon Account, and click Enable.
  3. Sign in with your Microsoft account to link the skill.
  4. Let Alexa discover your console, then follow the instructions to pair your console with Alexa.
  5. Try your first command! “Alexa, start Rocket League.”

 

Our Take

Being early adopters of both the 360 and X1 Kinect, we’re excited to see what the future holds for this tech. We still use voice commands intentionally and unintentionally when playing games today.

Author: Seasoned Gaming

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