Microsoft Xbox Gets Better With Google Assistant Capabilities

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Microsoft Xbox has expanded voice capabilities with the help of Google Assistant. You will be able to activate and deactivate the console, launch games, and apps including the ability to pause, resume, volume adjustment and capture screenshots with the help of the Assistant developed by the leading search-engine giant Google. You can now interact with Xbox One via the Assistant after the installation of the latest update.

Microsoft had released Xbox skill for Alexa and Cortana in early 2019. The integration of Google Assistant with Xbox is a step in the right direction. You can interact with Xbox One via Google Assistant simply using a command. You just need to hit the command –¬†Hey google, turn on Xbox. You will be able to hear the console power-up after the initiation of the command. It is also possible to rename the consoles if you own multiple ones.

As of this writing, the Xbox for Assistant is currently in the beta testing phase and is limited to the English language. You can expect the release of the full version by this year-end. Google is working is close association with Microsoft to implement advanced capabilities to the Google Assistant.

If you work with Xbox One, you can join the Google Assistant beta program. You will have to sign in and add Xbox as a device listed under [beta] Xbox.

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