Today, Microsoft released the July 2019 Xbox Update, bringing new Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Skill for Alexa functionality to its consoles.
“Team Xbox has been busy cooking up new features for the July 2019 Xbox Update, which begins rolling out today,” Microsoft announced. “This update includes a new way to interact with Xbox Game Pass, additional countries for the Xbox Skill for Alexa, and new Xbox Skill for Alexa voice commands.”
Here’s what’s new.
Play later for Xbox Game Pass. The new Play later feature lets you make a list of games from the Xbox Game Pass catalog that you wish to play later. You can manage your collection from your console or the Game Pass mobile app.
New Alexa voice commands for Xbox Game Pass. Now, you can use Alexa to find out what’s new to Xbox Game Pass, what the popular games are, what’s leaving the catalog, and more. You can find a complete list of Alexa voice commands for Xbox Game Pass here.
Pair your controller to your Xbox with Alexa. Now, you can start pairing your controller with your Xbox: Say, “Alexa, ask Xbox to pair my controller” to put your console into pairing mode.
Xbox Skill for Alexa in More countries. Microsoft is adding Alexa support for customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.