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Amazon Alexa now tells you Xbox news

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Echo Dot

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft released an Xbox Skill for Amazon Alexa many months ago.
  • It now features even more features like Xbox news.
  • You can ask Alexa to tell you Xbox news and she'll share the latest stories.
  • You can purchase an Echo Dot with Alexa on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Have you ever wanted to get Xbox news on your Amazon Echo or any other Alexa device? Well, now you can. Today, Microsoft's Harrison Hoffman said that you can now ask Alexa to tell you Xbox news. Just say, "Alexa, play news from Xbox" and it'll tell you everything that's going on today.

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There are a number of promotions going on for Amazon Alexa devices, so be sure to pick one up if you want to take advantage of them. Alexa is quite handy to have around and makes other tasks, like setting timers for laundry and much more, infinitely easier. Are you going to ask Alexa to tell you Xbox news? Let us know.

According to early reports, it seems like this feature is only available in the United States. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

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