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The Google Home app now works as an Xbox remote – Review Geek

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Corbin Davenport/Review Geek

Need to control your Xbox without a gamepad? The Google Home app now works like an Xbox remote, with touch navigation features, a power button, and volume controls. Of course, if you’ve already set up the Xbox or SmartGlass mobile apps, this feature may be unnecessary.

Microsoft brought Google Assistant support to Xbox in 2019. This update simply adds controls in the Google Home app to the mix. The interface is similar to what you’ll see in the Xbox and SmartGlass apps: a touchscreen directional pad, power settings, navigation buttons, and dedicated controls for playing, pausing, fast-forwarding, or rewinding movies.

Xbox controls in the Google Home app.
Microsoft

Pairing the Xbox with the Google Assistant is a simple task. Just open the Google Home app, select “Add”, go to “Set up device” and choose “I already have something set up”. You can then search for your Xbox console. From there, sign in with the Microsoft account you use on your console.

To clarify, this feature works with Xbox One. and Xbox Series X/S console generations. But you will need to install the February 2023 update on your console. This update adds some other fun stuff to the mix, most notably a power management feature that reduces the impact of Xbox standby.

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Step into the next generation of consoles with Xbox Series S, an affordable, disc-less console. Combine it with an Xbox Game Pass membership to unlock hundreds of free games, plus Xbox Cloud Gaming functionality.

Source: Microsoft

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