Note Xbox Skill for Alexa may not be available in all locales.
Connecting and using Alexa with more than one Xbox involves some extra steps. Those steps depend on the type of commands you’re using.
To connect your first Xbox, see Set up Alexa as a digital assistant for Xbox One. To connect a second Xbox to Alexa:
Standard commands begin with the phrase “Alexa, tell Xbox to…” and target the Xbox you’re currently signed in to. If you want another Xbox to interact with Alexa, sign in to that console and say “Alexa, tell Xbox to pair.” Alexa will then start sending commands from that Alexa device to that Xbox.
Smart home commands
Smart home commands, such as “Alexa, turn off Xbox” can work with more than one console if they have different names.
By default, Alexa gives the first discovered console the name “Xbox.” Additional consoles are given default names of “Xbox [####]” to tell them apart, but you can change the console name in the Alexa app to something friendlier, like “Upstairs Xbox” or “Josie’s Xbox.” This will enable commands like “Alexa, turn down the volume on Upstairs Xbox.”
Another option is to change the system name of one or more consoles in System > Settings > System > Console info to something like “DENXBOX,” for example. Alexa will then identify the Xbox by that name.
Video skill commands
When a user says something like “Alexa, launch Rocket League,” the console that was linked to that Alexa device is targeted with the command. Users can control these linking relationships under Alexa Mobile App > Skills > Xbox Skill > Settings > Manage TV & Video. Using these linking controls, users can direct multiple Alexa devices, including mobile phones, to control the same Xbox One that they select. Once linked, users can say “Alexa, launch Netflix” and have the command trigger on a designated Xbox.
Important It’s possible to incorrectly have the video skill linked to a different Alexa device than the standard skill is paired to. Keeping the video skill linking and the standard skill pairings the same will avoid user confusion when issuing commands, so that commands don’t trigger on two different Xbox consoles.
Be aware that it’s possible to link a video skill from an Alexa device.
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