Many of you may remember when the Xbox One console first debuted and how it came packed with Kinect accessories that enabled both motion camera and voice command features. It's no secret that Kinect was generally hated and now it's dead and interrupted. But it seems that Microsoft is still trying to make voice management one thing since the latest Xbox One software update has added integration with Amazon's Alexa. Now the online retailer throws a free echo dot with an Xbox One console purchase.
While supplies last, the purchase of either Xbox One S or the Xbox's advanced Xbox One X will qualify for a free Echo Dot. Even better is that the deal contains the latest third generation Echo Dot, which normally sells for $ 50. With Xbox One's new Alexa skills, players can turn on the console with the "Alexa, Turn on Xbox" command, as well as a variety of features including start-specific games , take screenshots and start and stop sending to the Mixer service.
Of course, some of these basic actions can be done with voice commands for Xbox Kinect, but the difference is that echoes can perform a wide range of tasks that are not related to the game console. This means that although buyers are not going to talk to Xbox One through Alexa, Echo Dot is still a fantastic freebie.
Early buyers note that the new Echo Dot is not scheduled for release until October 1