The Amazon Echo lineup are effectively smart connected speakers, complete with microphone arrays and on-board AI. The smart assistant, Amazon’s “Alexa,” is able to take various voice commands and can even integrate other products like TV sets, smart lights, and indeed, Xbox consoles. If your TV set supports HDMI-CEC, you can extend the Xbox commands to your television as well, controlling volume levels as well as power.
Pairing up an Amazon Echo speaker to your Xbox is straight forward and easy. Once you’ve got the Alexa app set up on your phone, simply navigate to Alexa apps within and search for “Xbox,” then, it will talk you through the setup process. We have a full write up of how to use an Amazon Echo with Xbox guide right here for your perusal.
Beyond Xbox, the Amazon Echo can also play relaxing sound effects for sleep, it can stream music from popular services like Amazon Music and Spotify, and can do conversions and calculations, as well as answer all sorts of other questions. You can also manage your Amazon shopping via voice as well, and connect various speakers within a single home to create an announcement system. It’s a really wonderful and versatile product, and well worth these new low Black Friday prices.