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How to Control Xbox One by Using Amazon Alexa and Cortana?

Dec 19th 2018 at 12:04 AM

Amazon cloud-based voice command service, Alexa will now get the ability to control the Microsoft Xbox One. We already know that all the gaming devices support Cortana. Now, the same functionality would also be extended to Alexa via different Echo devices such as Amazon Echo and Xbox Skill app. however, the Xbox Skill brings the voice control support for Alexa enabled devices which enabled you to go and interact with the Xbox One by simply using commands through your Cortana and Alexa enabled devices.

How to Control Xbox One by Using Amazon Alexa and Cortana

How Xbox Skill Allow you to Control Xbox?

You can try the Xbox Skill by using the Amazon Alexa or Cortana. But before starting the process, we advise you to follow the procedure in ascending order to avoid any damage. Here how to do it:

Steps to Control Xbox One by Using Amazon Alexa

  1. First, click to ‘Sign in’ to your Xbox One account and visit ‘’
  2. After that, sign in with your ‘Amazon Account,’ and follow the on-screen instruction to continue the process.
  3. Now, plug your ‘Echo’ in the Power outlet. Wait until the light turns from blue to orange, and then click on Continue tab.
  4. Next, connect your computer to your Echo by going to your Wi-Fi settings on this computer.
  5. Choose the network of the Format Amazon-XXX; it might take up a minute to display.
  6. After successfully connecting to the Amazon-XXX, you can continue setup.
  7. Then, sign in with your Microsoft account to easily link the skill.
  8. Now, the Alexa discovers your console; this process might take a few
  9. Follow the instructions appears on your screen to pair your console with Alexa.
  10. Now, try your first command by saying, “Alexa, start Rocket League.”

Steps to Control Xbox One by Using Cortana

  1. Initially, you need to sign in to your Xbox gaming console that you would like to control.
  2. Now, Navigate to your Windows 10 computer, and go to the “” to easily sign in with your Microsoft account to link Xbox Skill.
  3. Then, give a command to Cortana like, “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to open Netflix.”

Now, you should be good to go!

Despite disable the console, Amazon Alexa can also do lots of different things with your Xbox One-launch games; you can pause an episode and also capture the screenshots in the middle of the game.

Robert Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as and .


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