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Amazon Launches New Feature for the Xbox Skill for Alexa

Posted April 13, 2021 | Alexa Skills | Amazon | Amazon Alexa | Dev | smart home | Windows | Xbox | Xbox Series S | Xbox Series X


In partnership with Microsoft, Amazon now lets customers directly download Xbox Game Pass titles using the Alexa smart assistant.

“The new feature will work through voice support, so you can say, ‘Alexa, download (game) from Xbox Game Pass’,” an Amazon representative told me. “With this launch, Xbox Game Pass members can hear about what’s new in the Game Pass library, and download games from any Alexa-enabled device to their Xbox console – so, you’ll be able to download games from essentially anywhere – while running with your Echo Buds, in the car with Echo Auto, in the grocery store with your Echo Frames, and more.”

Amazon notes that Microsoft is the first gaming partner to launch this new Alexa direct-download feature, which follows the recent launch of Alexa for Xbox. This app lets Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners enjoy visual Alexa features on their TVs and unlock more ways to interact with Xbox consoles using their voice.

This new feature is initially available for customers in the US, but Amazon says it will be adding additional locales in the future.

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