How to enable voice commands on Xbox One for as cheap as possible

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Unfortunately, Cortana has been removed from Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean all voice control is gone. You can use Google Assistant or Alexa to get voice commands to control your TV, among other things. Here are your cheapest options for voice control on Xbox One.

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How to set up an Amazon Echo for use with Xbox

To use Google Assistant on your Xbox One, you can use it either via a Google smart speaker or free via the Google Assistant app on your Android device.

  1. First, go to your Google Assistant app on your phone and hit explore.
  2. Tap in Xbox, you can now go through the set-up wizard to add your Xbox to your Google Assistant account.

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A mini mic connected to your Xbox One controller will enable Cortana remote voice commands on your Xbox without breaking the bank. Still, since Microsoft is removing this functionality soon, you’re best off getting an Amazon Echo Dot instead.


Amazon Echo Dot

Cheap and cheerful voice commands

The latest version is a truly great, tiny speaker with solid sound, and an attractive design, all still at a great price.

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