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You can now use the Google Assistant to control your Xbox One

Last year, Microsoft introduced Alexa voice controls for Xbox One and now it’s adding support for the Google Assistant.

Just like the Xbox Alexa Skill, you can use the Google Assistant to launch games, turn on/off, play/pause videos, adjust volume and more on your Xbox One.

These voice controls work on Google Home devices, Android smartphones with the Google Assistant and iOS (via the Google Assistant app).

To get started with controlling your Xbox One with the Google Assistant, follow these instructions:

  1. Join our Google Group with the Google Account you intend to use
  2. Sign into your Xbox
  3. In the Google Home app for iOS or Android:
    1. Tap “+ Add”
    2. Tap “Set up device”
    3. Tap “Have something already set up?”
    4. Search for and select “[beta] Xbox”
  4. Sign in with the Microsoft account you use on Xbox
  5. Follow the instructions to link your Xbox and give it a device name

If no devices are found, try enabling the Digital Assistants setting on your console (Settings > Kinect & Devices > Digital Assistants).

If you have multiple Xbox One consoles, you’ll need to specify your console’s name when using a voice command.

You can find a complete list of voice commands on the Xbox Insider Subreddit.

Source: Xbox Wire

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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