July 2019 Xbox Update Is Out Now

Yolanda Curtis
July 10, 2019

"The July 2019 Xbox Update introduces the ability to find out what's new to Xbox Game Pass, what the popular games are, what's leaving the catalog, and more; simply by asking Alexa". "Ask Xbox, What are my friends playing?" will get you a list of your online friends and the games they're in. The Alexa voice commands have improved functionality and there are new voice commands specific to Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft adds a thoroughly useful feature to Xbox Game Pass, and it's straight out of Netflix's playbook.


These updates are based on feedback from our Xbox Insiders who have helped to shape these features.

It seems that Microsoft has heard the fans who wanted Xbox Skill for Alexa support in their country loud and clear.


It's especially frustrating when third-party games are taken off the service before you get a chance to play. As its name suggests, this is a hub where you can add games as a reminder to yourself to play later. That being said, there are plenty more things that we still don't know about the game pass. We've been waiting for a company to step up and create a good controller design for phones, and Microsoft might just be ready to fill that gap. These improvements will allow users to browse their Game Pass library using voice. Additionally, you can also pair your controller by saying, "Alexa, ask Xbox to pair my controller".

A further four games will be available from July 11, including one of this year's most exciting new releases.


Back in October, right after Microsoft unveiled its Project xCloud game streaming service, Windows Central discovered a Microsoft Research paper describing a prototype mobile controller that could be attached to smartphones and tablets.

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