Amazon Alexa now has Xbox Game Pass integration, can download games with your voice

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What you need to know

  • Amazon Alexa now features Xbox Game Pass integration, which includes a number of different commands.
  • Using any Amazon Alexa-powered device, you can now ask for popular games on Xbox Game Pass, what's new or leaving, info on specific games, and more.
  • You can also use Amazon Alexa to remotely install any Xbox Game Pass titles to your console using your voice.
  • For now, the feature is exclusive to US customers and will expand to other territories in the future.

Today, Amazon Alexa is getting even smarter with new integration with Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service, according to PCMag. Starting today in the USA, Amazon Alexa users can link their Xbox account in the Alexa app and use their voice for a number of Alexa commands. Any device powered by Amazon Alexa, including Amazon's extensive Echo lineup of products, should be able to take advantage of the new commands.

The new commands for Amazon Alexa with Xbox Game Pass include:

  • Remotely installing specific Xbox Game Pass games to your Xbox console
    • Just say "Alexa, download 'insert game' from Xbox Game Pass"
  • Ask for information on popular games currently on Xbox Game Pass
  • Ask what games are new to Xbox Game Pass, or are leaving the service soon
  • Ask about specific games that may be available on Xbox Game Pass

Of course, we have our ultimate resource on games coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass, but these new Amazon Alexa integrations can still be useful when you're away from your console or want to use your voice instead of diving into the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.

For now, the new Amazon Alexa integrations are only available to customers in the USA. However, the features should expand to new territories in the near future. If you're in the US, though, you can now use Alexa to remotely download some of the best games on Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that spans multiple platforms with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud and offers access to hundreds of games on Xbox, PC, and even mobile devices. Any move to make using the service even easier and more convenient is welcome.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.