Amazon has announced Alexa for Xbox in Canada and the U.S., an app that allows Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to enjoy visual Alexa features on their TV screens and interact in different ways with the console using their voice.
By connecting an Amazon Echo or compatible Alexa device with the Alexa for Xbox app, you can use Alexa to turn the console on and off, play and pause shows, movies, or videos, record during gameplay, connect with friends, and control many other Xbox functions.
Some of the voice commands you can use include “Alexa, turn on/off Xbox,” “Alexa, launch Fortnite on Xbox,” “Alexa, what’s new on Game Pass,” “Alexa, open Netflix on Xbox,” “Alexa, tell Xbox to pause/resume,” “Alexa, tell Xbox to record that,” and “Alexa, ask Xbox is [friend/gamertag] online?”
Additionally, Xbox customers can now enjoy a range of visual Alexa experiences on their TVs while using their console with the Alexa for Xbox app, allowing you to play music, view smart home cameras, and even keep an eye on e-mail between gaming sessions, all using Alexa.
Other commands you can use: “Alexa, play <artist name> on Xbox,” “Alexa, show me the front door camera” (when the doorbell rings), “Alexa, show me my email,” “Alexa, show me my calendar,” and “Alexa, show me the weather.”
Alexa for Xbox will be available for download on all Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles in the coming days.