Get a Free Amazon Echo Dot With a New Xbox One

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Amazon, Games, Xbox One with 3 Comments

Microsoft is launching a big new feature for the Xbox One today, introducing integration for Amazon Alexa as well as Cortana. The company is releasing a new Xbox Skill that lets Alexa and Cortana users control their Xbox One with their voice. You can turn on/off your console, take screenshots, launch apps/games, and more with the new Xbox Skill for Alexa and Cortana.

To go along with the launch of the new Xbox Skill, Microsoft is giving away a free Amazon Echo Dot with the purchase of an Xbox One X or Xbox One S. The deal is only available through Amazon for customers in the United States, and it will only be available till supplies last. It’s not available right now, but Microsoft says the deal will go live in the coming days.

Microsoft is giving away the next-gen Amazon Echo Dot here, which means it comes with the refined design, a new fabric cover, and an improved speaker.

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4 responses to “Get a Free Amazon Echo Dot With a New Xbox One”

  1. Daekar

    So... this is confusing. If Alexa were running on Azure, it would make sense. Is this Microsoft making a defensive play, figuring that it's better to partner with Amazon against Google?

  2. alejandro

    i thought with those new headphones where would be some new Cortana push of some kind

  3. IanYates82

    In reply to CWood27:

    It'd be nice if they did.

    I can't see Siri support, but supporting Google Home would be nice.

    MS is in the position where they can only gain customers by allowing interop - they can't dictate. Certainly they at least know they couldn't just do Cortana integration anymore.

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