Use Alexa with multiple Xbox profiles

Note Xbox Skill for Alexa may not be available in all locales.

Alexa allows you to manage multiple accounts on an Alexa device via Amazon Household. When you have several people controlling Xbox One consoles in a home, each person should have their own Amazon account associated with your Household. Without separate accounts, there’s a risk that a command to Alexa might trigger an unintended action on the Xbox, possibly terminating someone else’s game, app, purchase, or chat.

Setting up a Household allows users to issue commands to the Alexa device as themselves, which then triggers commands on the Xbox One console as themselves. Alexa devices can detect via voice signature which user is which. Users can ask “Alexa, which account is this?” or switch accounts by saying “Alexa, switch to Jane’s account.”

To get started with Amazon Household, launch the Alexa Mobile App and go to Settings > Household Profile, or go to Using Household Profiles on Alexa Devices.

Note: Alexa devices also support Alexa Voice Profiles while still using a single Amazon account. Voice profiles use a single Amazon account and reuse the linked Microsoft account when interacting with Alexa skills, which is not ideal when multiple people are signed in to and using Alexa to interact with one Xbox.

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