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Xbox One To Soon Support Alexa & Google Assistant

Microsoft has further betrayed Cortana and got in bed with competition, after recent reports revealed future Xbox One consoles will support Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.

As per Windows Central, future versions of the Xbox One dashboard will support voice control functionality via Alexa and Google Assistant. Microsoft’s own voice assistant, Cortana, has been critiqued for its comparatively limited skill set.

The news could mean Xbox users won’t have to utilise a Kinect/headset to facilitate voice control.

However, reports remain inconclusive about exactly what voice control features Microsoft intends to support via Google Assistant or Alexa.

The news follows Microsoft’s decision to integrate both Alexa and Cortana into future Windows 10 PCs.

It also comes after Microsoft Xbox veteran, Albert Penello, joined Amazon to help the company grow Alexa’s presence in gaming.

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