In 2013, Microsoft touted its Kinect voice commands, and later, Cortana voice commands for use with its Xbox consoles. Fast forwards to 2020 and Cortana is well… basically dead. But all is not lost if you’re a voice command fan.
For just $29, you can add in the new fourth-gen Echo Dot into your entertainment set up, which gives you Alexa commands for your Xbox console and much, much more.
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The Amazon Echo Dot is a voice-assisted speaker that gives you the ability to send commands to Xbox consoles, and many other devices too.
I find myself using her mostly to ask simple questions like, “convert 50cm to inches” or like, “what’s the time in New York?” which is especially useful when you’re a Brit working for a U.S.-based website.
Even if you’re not planning to buy for yourself, the Echo Dot makes for a great affordable gift, too!
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