Amazon and Microsoft have announced a new update that will enable Alexa functionality for the Game Pass library. Starting today you can ask about the Game Pass lineup or direct it to download games from any Alexa-enabled device.
With this functionality you can just say, “Alexa, download Minecraft from Xbox Game Pass” to prompt your system to download it automatically. Since Alexa is expanding to lots of devices these days, Amazon notes you could issue this prompt from your Echo Buds, in a car equipped with Echo Auto, and so on. Then the game will be waiting for you when you get home.
Naturally, taking advantage of the features requires you to have Alexa-enabled devices linked to an Xbox account with a Game Pass subscription. Xbox Game Pass costs $10 per month for a console or PC subscription that offers a wide array of all-you-can-eat games. A combined Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $15 per month combines both, and also includes Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass through cloud functionality. New subscribers can get their first month for just $1.
If you’re looking for some games to download with the power of your voice, check out the best Xbox Game Pass games you can play right now. Or for more general recommendations of games to play, read our picks for the best Xbox Series X games. And most recently, NHL 21 was added to the service just today.