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Microsoft Enables Google Assistant Support to Xbox One

All Google Assistant and Xbox One users can join the beta programme

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Microsoft has announced that it is enabling Google Assistant on the Xbox One console, similar to the existing Alexa integration.

With the new update, the consumers can use Google Assistant to launch games and apps, turn on/off the console, pause videos and more.

“Xbox One now works with the Google Assistant, letting you control your gaming experience by voice with any Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker or smart display, like the Google Nest Hub Max, or any Android mobile device,” Google said in a blog post on Thursday.

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While there is no specific mention of the Xbox in the application, a couple of the drawings feature all-too-familiar buttons and symbols. Pixabay

To get access to the Google Assistant support for Xbox One, user also need to join a Google Group.

One can join Google Group with their Google account.

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All Google Assistant and Xbox One users can join the beta programme.

“The beta will be available only in English, wherever Google Assistant is supported. We hope to expand to more languages this fall with the full roll out of the experience,” the company added. (IANS)

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Microsoft Launches Project xCloud Game Streaming Service Preview for Xbox Users

It is time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments

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Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects. Pixabay

Tech giant Microsoft has finally launched Project xCloud game streaming service preview for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea.

The preview includes four games: Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves.

“Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects,” The Verge quoted Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s cloud gaming chief on Monday.

“It is time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments and real-world use-case scenarios,” he added.

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The preview includes four games: Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves. Pixabay

The company began accepting sign-ups last month for the preview.

As per report, a user need an Android phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or above with Bluetooth 4.0 support, a Microsoft account, and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller to use Project xCloud.

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Meanwhile, US based search engine giant Google is all set to launch its Stadia game streaming service in November in 14 countries. (IANS)