We’ve been hearing for months that Microsoft was working on Alexa support for Xbox One, complete with voice control support via compatible Amazon Echo speakers. Today, we’ve seen hard evidence that not only shows Alexa support is coming, but also support for Google Assistant.
Since the death of Kinect, Microsoft hasn’t really provided users with a decent alternative for controlling your console via voice commands. Sure, you can use a headset to speak with Cortana, but who is wearing a headset while watching a movie, when all you want to do is control the volume on your TV?
I guess Microsoft realized that Cortana usage has peaked and they need to start using more popular AI.