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The Xbox One’s voice command options have expanded.

As revealed on Xbox Wire, select Xbox U.S. Insiders can now access a new Xbox Skill that allows Cortana or Alexa-enabled devices to control Xbox One consoles through voice commands. While voice controls have already been available on Xbox One through Kinect, Cortana (internally), and headsets, the expansion to Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices will now let players use third-party alternatives.

The voice commands will allow users to turn their Xbox Ones on and off, adjust the volume, control Mixer settings, access games and apps, and more. It’s unclear which players have day one access, but Xbox wrote that the Skill would be arriving to all users “gradually.” To check if you have access, look for the Digital Assistant setting in your console’s settings menu. From there, follow the steps below.

Cortana

  • Sign into the Xbox you want to control
  • On a Windows 10 PC, navigate to the Cortana Skills site and sign in with a Microsoft account
  • Try a voice command

Alexa

  • Sign into the desired Xbox One
  • Visit the Amazon Alexa site, sign in with an Amazon account, and choose “enable”
  • Sign in with a Microsoft account
  • Once Alexa discovers the console, pair them together
  • Try a voice command

As with most voice-enabled devices, users that want a crash course on the functionalities offered can ask the Xbox by voice what it can do. The Xbox Insider subreddit also has a full list of commands and an area for troubleshooting.

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Source: Xbox Wire


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Xbox One now plays nice with Alexa and Cortana devices

Microsoft has expanded one of Xbox One's coolest features to make life easier for anyone with a smart speaker.

By Evan Slead | 09/6/2018 11:00 AM PT

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The Xbox One’s voice command options have expanded.

As revealed on Xbox Wire, select Xbox U.S. Insiders can now access a new Xbox Skill that allows Cortana or Alexa-enabled devices to control Xbox One consoles through voice commands. While voice controls have already been available on Xbox One through Kinect, Cortana (internally), and headsets, the expansion to Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices will now let players use third-party alternatives.

The voice commands will allow users to turn their Xbox Ones on and off, adjust the volume, control Mixer settings, access games and apps, and more. It’s unclear which players have day one access, but Xbox wrote that the Skill would be arriving to all users “gradually.” To check if you have access, look for the Digital Assistant setting in your console’s settings menu. From there, follow the steps below.

Cortana

  • Sign into the Xbox you want to control
  • On a Windows 10 PC, navigate to the Cortana Skills site and sign in with a Microsoft account
  • Try a voice command

Alexa

  • Sign into the desired Xbox One
  • Visit the Amazon Alexa site, sign in with an Amazon account, and choose “enable”
  • Sign in with a Microsoft account
  • Once Alexa discovers the console, pair them together
  • Try a voice command

As with most voice-enabled devices, users that want a crash course on the functionalities offered can ask the Xbox by voice what it can do. The Xbox Insider subreddit also has a full list of commands and an area for troubleshooting.

Read More

Source: Xbox Wire



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.