Xbox skill: talk to your Xbox

The owners of Xbox andAlexa had been waiting for a little while Microsoft console skill. Here it is now in French! To use it, it is necessary toactivate the skill with your Microsoft credentials. Once done, if your Xbox is online, it will automatically be recognized by Alexa.

What will it be used for? The basic function will be to turn your Xbox on and off (more precisely the standby), but where you will find real interest, it will be thanks to its ability to launch games, request a screenshot or video game recording. You can even ask it to launch Netflix for example !

Chow to do? While asking : " Alexa, ask Xbox to launch Unravel Two "," Alexa, turn on the Xbox "," Alexa, ask Xbox to launch Netflix "," Alexa, ask Xbox to return to homel ”… That of the practical good. You have to do tests to find new features such as " Alexa, ask Xbox to set the volume to 6 ". You can also try the " Alexa, ask Xbox to start browsing ". It seems practical on Netflix for example. And there ... good luck ... The explanations given are quite cryptic and several tests have not given satisfaction. Press button A, Press play, ... Nothing works ... Well, it must be said that this is not the most essential function when you have a joystick in your hand and the time required to ask " Alexa, ask Xbox to press the A button », Is much longer than pressing the said button.


So in conclusion, this Skill is relatively interesting to turn on the Xbox and launch a game while we are quietly preparing to unsolder everything. Especially since the understanding of the name of the games is really excellent. But the navigation function is really not working.

Xbox skill


Note globale



  • Very good understanding of game names
  • Support app launching like Netflix on Xbox
  • Quite versatile

The lessers

  • The navigation function is not really developed or easy to use
Did i choose Alexa or did she choose me? Let's say that as a beta tester, it's a bit of both! And I do not regret having met our favorite assistant nor this adventure undertaken with Alexien Modo. Technophile, self-taught and loving popularization, I try to make our common passion easy to access!