Control your Xbox One with Google Assistant and Google Home

Xbox one control with Google Home and Assistant
Xbox one control with Google Home and Assistant

Do you know how to control your Xbox One with Google Assistant? Now out of beta: Forget Cortana and Kinect, Assistant is here to save the day. Although Microsoft and Google are competitors, they are cooperating more than they used to. For example, you can tell your Google Assistant to open control media, games, or capture gameplay on your Xbox One.

To control your Xbox One is now simple and easy than ever previously as Kinect and Cortana are angry for more proven voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Alexa.

And the great news, on the latter, is that the Xbox/Google Assistant hook-up is now out of the beta term and is official. That meant it’s very simple and easier than ever to get Google’s voice assistant powering your Xbox process. It is simple to set up and pair the two, just follow the given below steps:

When you finish, you can to ditch the controller (kind of) and start controlling with the powerful sound or voice using any Google Assistant speaker on your Xbox– Whether that be opening apps and games, taking screenshots or controlling TV and movies

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How to Connect Xbox One to Google Assistant

The feature is still technically in its beta phase you will go through three additional steps before you can connect your Xbox One to Google Assistant in the Google Home app.

Xbox for Google Assistant Beta Additional Steps

  1. To continue then visit the Xbox for Google Assistant Beta Google Group
  2. Then click on the Join Group option to confirm that you are signed in to the similar account that’s connected to your Google Assistant device
  3. Next, check to confirm that your Xbox One is on and you are logged in to the Microsoft account you want to connect with Google Assistant
  4. Lastly, check your Xbox One is ready to connect with digital services like Google Assistant
  5. To enable or turn on this open the System>Settings>Devices and Streaming>Digital Assistant and click the Enable Digital Assistant option
visit the Xbox for Google Assistant Beta Google Group
visit the Xbox for Google Assistant Beta Google Group
Join Group option to confirm that you are signed in to the similar account
Join Group option to confirm that you are signed in to the similar account

Connect Xbox One to Google Assistant

When you set these settings are in place. This is very super simple to get started and connect your Xbox One through your Google Home app.

  1. Tap to open the Google Home app on your Android or iOS devices
  2. Select the Connect Microsoft Xbox option if appear to you on the top or if not then
  3. Tap on Add option
  4. Then tap on the Setup device
  5. Select the Have something already set up? Option,
  6. Then search and tap the Xbox option
  7. Now log in to the Microsoft account in Google app you use for the Xbox once prompted to you
  8. Here follow the instructions to continue, link the Xbox, and name it. You will get an email from Microsoft to make sure that a new application has established access.
  9. Select the room you wish it to display in your Xbox One, in the Google Home app
the Connect Microsoft Xbox option Or Add + icon
the Connect Microsoft Xbox option Or Add + icon
Tap on Add +icon, Set up device, & Select the Have something already set up
Tap on Add +icon, Set up device, & Select the Have something already set up
Log in to the Microsoft account in Google
Log in to the Microsoft account in Google
Search and tap the Xbox option & Select the room you wish it to display
Search and tap the Xbox option & Select the room you wish it to display

If you ever require unlinking or changing settings this connection.Taping Xbox One under the room to which you assigned it, and then select the Cog icon. You can also remotely disable or turn off your Xbox Once from this screen

select the Cog icon to Remotely disable or turn off your Xbox Once
select the Cog icon to Remotely disable or turn off your Xbox Once

Tip: Xbox is the moniker that will be automatically assigned to your connect console. However, you can change name it and also add extra consoles. All the set up inside the Home app, it could have ‘Office Xbox’.’ Bedroom Xbox’.

How to Control Your Xbox One with Google Assistant Commands

When you have linked the two devices you’re Xbox One with Google Assistant. Now you can control the Xbox One with voice commands. By using the Google Home speaker, the app on your phone, or a third party Google Assistant speaker. Here are the following features after you say “Hey Google” Keywords.

  1. Hey Google and the Turn  Off or On Xbox
  2. OK, Google starts Madden 20 on Xbox.
  3. Hey Google Reboot Xbox
  4. OK Google, pause on Xbox
  5. Hey Google Play [game] on Xbox
  6. OK Google, pause or Stop on Xbox
  7. Hey Google launch or Open [app] on Xbox
  8. OK Google, turn up the volume on Xbox.
  9. Hey Google, take a screenshot of that on Xbox.
  10. Ok Google Start or Resume Xbox
  11. Hey Google switch to [TV channel] on Xbox
  12. OK Google Previous or Rewind on Xbox
  13. Hey Google Next or Fast-forward
  14. OK Google, take a screenshot on Xbox.
  15. Hey Google, launch YouTube on Xbox.
  16. Ok Google Record that on Xbox (for videos)
  17. Hey Google Volume up or Down on Xbox
  18. Ok Google Mute or Unmute Xbox
  19. “Hey Google, play Gears 5 on Xbox.”

As always, this tool will help you to specify the device on which you want to control Google Assistant. If you rename your Xbox One, you can use that name, as well.

Your command and icon will show on your Xbox One display once your command successfully registers with your Google Assistant. You must be aware of other people who may sound like you to controlling your Xbox One for you.

Unluckily, we could not check the ability to add on than more Xbox to a single Google Assistant. However, as per the Google Assistant web page for Xbox, this should be possible.

How to Unlink Xbox from Google home

To unlink your Xbox from Google home app then follow the given steps:

  1. Visit the Google home app
  2. Then go to the Settings of the bad Xbox
  3. Here Remove it from your home (It will be available and list at the bottom in an unassigned home)
  4. Make sure the good one is assigned to your home and assigned to a room

How to remove old Xbox from Google Home/Assistant

To remove old Xbox from Google home or Assistant then go the Google home app, then visit the setting of the bad Xbox. Here you will delete or remove it from home( it will be listed at the bottom in an unassigned home). Be sure the good Xbox one is assigned to your home and assigned to a room.

What are the Google home Xbox one commands

You can use control your Xbox with Google home Xbox one commands by using the Google Home speaker. Here is how to use “Hey Google and the Turn-Off or On Xbox”, “OK, Google starts Madden 20 on Xbox”, “Hey Google Reboot Xbox”, “OK Google, pause on Xbox”.

Where will this integration be available?

This integration is available to the entire English customers during the beta period. Google and Xbox plan to expand language support before launching more widely.

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