New Xbox Update Adds A Neat Feature to Xbox Game Pass

By Sam Quirke, 11 days ago
The latest Xbox update brings a neat feature that will help players queue up their next Xbox Game Pass games, and a bunch of new commands for Alexa including pairing your controller remotely. Alexa's Xbox Skill also gets support in additional territories.

Xbox Game Pass 2018

The new feature for Xbox Game Pass is "Play Later", which basically works like "My List" in Netflix. If there's something you know you want to play but not right now, you can make a list and scroll through it next time you're wondering what to play next.

Meanwhile, if you have an Alexa supported device, you can use the Xbox Skill to ask Alexa what's new on Xbox Game Pass, as well as asking Alexa who among your friends is online and what they are playing. Finally, you can ask Alexa to ask your Xbox to pair your controller, so you don't have to stagger back out of your chair and hit the physical button on the console when you realise your controller isn't paired. You can check out all of the Xbox Skills for Alexa here. Alexa's Xbox Skill support has been expanded to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, and you can learn how to set it up here.

The July Update for Xbox One has already started rolling out — if your box doesn't prompt you for an update now, it probably will soon.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.