Note Xbox skill for Alexa is only supported in the US and the UK.
To set up the Xbox skill for Alexa:
If multiple people will be signing in on the same Xbox, see Use Alexa with multiple Xbox profiles.
Alexa commands for Xbox
For access to all the commands available for the Xbox skill on Alexa, use the standard command structure, like this:
Both “Tell Xbox” and “Ask Xbox” work for standard commands.
Smart home commands
Alexa smart home commands work for power, volume, and media controls. With smart home commands, you can drop the “Tell Xbox” or “Ask Xbox” portion, as in these examples:
The default device name in the Alexa app’s Smart Home Devices section is “Xbox,” but smart home commands will work if you change the name to something else – “Living Room Xbox” or “Zach’s Xbox,” for example. This becomes especially important if you want to use Alexa with more than one Xbox. You can change the device name for your Xbox under Smart Home > Devices in the Alexa mobile app.
If you’ve recently used your Xbox One and there aren’t any other smart home devices paired with Alexa, you can drop the device name altogether, like this:
Video skill commands
Note Video skill commands are currently in Beta in the UK. Game, app, and channel names may change.
A smaller set of video skill commands are used for TV and game functions on Xbox. You can enable and manage video skills under Xbox Skill > Settings > Manage TV & Video in the Alexa app. Examples include:
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