Now, X-Box One Can Be Controlled With Google Assistant
On November 15, Microsoft announced a big Xbox One update that brings Xbox Action to support Google Assistant. With Xbox Action, you can now command your console with your voice. You can do many things like turn on and off your console, launch games, apps, youtube, play and pause videos, etc.
Although, Microsoft was testing this voice feature back in September as beta which is now fully available in almost all Google Assistant supported countries.
In this guide, we will let you know how to set up Google Assistant on Xbox One to enable voice command control system.
How to Configure or Use Google Assistant on Xbox One?
I am sure; you are super excited to try this new voice feature on your Xbox device. Aren’t you? Of course you are….
No problem, here are steps you need to follow to set up Google Assistant on Xbox One…
Login to your Xbox one console device you want to control with your voice.
Now, you need to enable Xbox Action on Google Home or Assistant Mobile App you are using.
You will be asked to login with the Microsoft account, use the same Microsoft login details you used for your console.
Your console and Google Assistant device will be automatically linked.
Besides it, you can try below simple way to enable Google assistant on your Xbox device –
Go to settings > Devices and Streaming > Digital Assistants
Once you get done with the Google Assistant set up process on Xbox one, now it’s time to test it….
If you are willing to use Google assistant devices with more than one Xbox, then you need to change device name accordingly. By default, the name of the console device is “Xbox” which you can change anytime as per your requirement.
For example: You are using multiple Xobx devices in your home, one is in your basement, one is in your living room, one is in your bedroom….then you can change default device names with something like this, “Basement Xbox”, “LivingRoom Xbox”, “Bedroom Xbox”, etc.
Once you set up the device name, you can perform many things using commands like below –
- “Ok Google, turn on [Basement Xbox].”
- “Ok Google, turn off [LivingRoom Xbox].”
- “Ok Google, pause on [Bedroom Xbox].”
- “Ok Google, resume on [LivingRoom Xbox].”
- “Ok Google, volume up on [Basement Xbox].”
In case, no smart devices supported by Google assistant are paired with Xbox and you have recently used your Xbox One console, then you can command your device without using Console device name. Google assistant will take actions accordingly for the Xbox device you have recently used.
Hope you find this brief guide on “How to Set Up Google Assistant on Xbox One” helpful. If yes, then don’t forget to share with other Xbox users so that they can also enhance their Xbox one experience with this new voice feature.