Microsoft is enabling Google’s Assistant to work with its Xbox One console. Much like the prevailing Alexa integration, Microsoft is allowing Google Assistant to launch video games and apps, flip the console on and off, pause movies, and rather more. You’ll want to make use of the Google Assistant app for iOS or Android or a tool like Google’s Home with Assistant on it to regulate an Xbox One. Google Assistant received’t run on the Xbox One itself; as a substitute, it is going to obtain instructions from different gadgets working Assistant.
You’ll additionally must join a Google Group to get entry to the Google Assistant help for Xbox One, after which it may be activated via the Google Home app for iOS or Android by establishing a brand new machine and on the lookout for “[beta] Xbox” within the listing. Xbox homeowners will be capable of give their console a reputation inside Google Assistant, permitting instructions like “Hey Google, turn on Xbox” to work.
Microsoft is rolling this out as a public beta initially over the approaching weeks, and the corporate has a full FAQ and setup directions on Reddit.