The Xbox platform now supports voice control with Amazon Alexa, which is a great addition to the Kinect. What if you want to use Google Assistant instead and a speaker like the Google Nest Audio? Google Assistant receives the same treatment as Alexa. And just as with Amazon’s speaker, there is no direct hardware connection. Instead, you use the power of the cloud and Google Assistant’s actions.
The two aren’t completely identical, as you would expect. However, the execution is exactly the same regardless of which tool you use. The setup process for Google Assistant is a little different, though, so let’s walk through it step-by-step.
Before you begin
Before you get started, there are some things you should ensure are in order. First, make sure your Xbox has the most recent firmware update. If your Xbox is not up-to-date, it will not allow you to use the internet. Stable data connections are the key to this success.
After that, make sure your Google Assistant-enabled speaker is on the same wireless network as your Xbox and that you’re logged in on the console with the correct Microsoft Account. Also, you will need to have the Google Home app for Android or iOS on your tablet or phone.
Your Xbox console can now enable digital assistants
In theory, you shouldn’t Have to do this, but it’s prudent to anyway to ensure success. You can enable digital assistants in the settings menu of your Xbox console. These steps will enable the feature.
- Use the Xbox button to activate the controller.
- Navigate to Settings The guide.
- Select Devices & connections.
- Select Digital assistants
- Check out Enable digital assistants.
The rest is carried out from your mobile device in the Google Home app so it’s time to head over there.
Google Home App – Link your Xbox and Google Assistant
Before beginning, you’ll need to have ensured you have logged in to the Google Home app with whichever Google account you wish to use Assistant with. Once you’re past this step the rest is pretty simple.
- Select the + The top left corner.
- Select Set up device.
- Choose the best option Google works with you.
- Choose Xbox.
- Log in to Microsoft Account. Follow the prompts and select the console that you want to link.
You can name your Xbox console one, if you have more than one, you can do that. But naming the Xbox consoles will be critical. You will have to give the Xbox action the ability to differentiate between your consoles.
Google Assistant can now be linked to your Xbox console and allow you to control the features using your voice. These are the basics:
- Google, activate Xbox
- Google, you can play Halo Infinite Xbox
- Google, take screenshots on Xbox
You can also use voice commands with Google Assistant or your Xbox to make more of the feature. Microsoft has a full list that’s worth bookmarking as you learn to use the feature.
Microsoft’s newest console, the cheapest, brings many of the same benefits as the Series X but in a smaller package.
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