The monthly updates of October started beta testing to support Google Assistant in Xbox. Now that the beta testing is over, Microsoft has finally released this feature for everyone. With the partnership of Google, gamers can send commands to control the Xbox console. Gamers can command it to power on or off the Xbox, launch a game, take a screenshot, record a clip, adjust volume, and so on. To pair the smart-device with Xbox follow the below steps:
- open your Google Home app,
- tap Add,
- choose Set up device -> “Have something already set up?”
- You’ll then be able to follow instructions to pair your Assistant device with your console.
Microsoft had promised at E3 2019 that the company will improve the Gamertag option. The new update now supports over 13 new languages. Now gamers can choose their favorite name and if the name is already taken they can add numerics suffix to acquire that name.
The October updates had family settings and now Microsoft has added a new setting to filter texts. Filter levels can be customized based on four tiers of filtration – Friendly, Medium, Mature and Unfiltered. Gamers can configure message safety by going to Settings > General > Online safety & family > Privacy & online safety > Message safety.
Apart from these new features, the new updates have some improvement such as Mixer viewing improvements, Voice-to-Text Dictation, and a simplified setting.