Hey Google, turn on Gears 5: Google Assistant is working on Xbox One with voice control

At launch, Xbox One allowed gamers to control the system with their voice using Kinect. With time

Microsoft abandoned this device, adding first Cortana and then Alexa to the list of voice assistants. Now Google Assistant is joining the “harem”.

What is known

Microsoft has launched public beta testing of Google Assistant on Xbox One. Gamers will receive the assistant with a software update that the company has already started sending out.

At the start, the assistant will only communicatein English, but Google and Microsoft are working to reduce language barriers. Let us remind you that Google Assistant has recently started speaking Russian, so Xbox One users can also get this language pack.

Among the declared functions, the inclusionusing a voice command to a smartphone or smart device that supports Google Assistant. In addition, if there is more than one console in the house, then each can be given a name. The voice assistant can also turn games on and off, pause and resume playback, and take screenshots.

List of commands:

  • Hey Google, play Gears 5 on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, turn on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, turn off Xbox.
  • Hey Google, launch YouTube on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, pause on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, resume on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, volume up on Xbox.
  • Hey Google, take a screenshot on Xbox.