Xbox One users can now control the device with Google Assistant. Microsoft and the Google, which turned 21 today, have joined hands to bring Google Assistant to the Xbox One. The news was announced by both the tech giants on their respective blogs.
The new Xbox Action for the Google Assistant is now live and will be a part of a public beta program in the English language. The firms will extend the language support once the beta program is successful later this fall. Xbox One already supports Microsoft’s own Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. So those who are too lazy to execute commands will now have three AI assistants to choose from.
Xbox One users can join the public beta by joining the official Xbox Actions Google Group with the Google account they intend to link up to their console. Once you’ve carried out the necessary actions, you can now use Google Assistant with your Xbox One.
Users can give commands like – Hey Google, play Gears 5 on Xbox, Hey Google, turn on Xbox, Hey Google, launch YouTube on Xbox, Hey Google, take a screenshot on Xbox. These commands can also be performed on Google Home. Users can visit the Xbox Insider subreddit to get the full list of setup instructions, commands or even for troubleshooting.