The next major update to the Xbox One is out now, and it includes some changes to the Xbox Game Pass and improved Alexa support for voice commands. Starting with the new Xbox Game Pass features, a new "Play Later" fan has been introduced. As the name suggests, this is a node where you can add games as a reminder of yourself to play later.
The second major part of the July Xbox One update is enhanced functionality for Alexa voice commands. Specifically, a number of new Xbox Game Pass specific voice commands have been added. For example, you can now ask Alexa stuff like "What's new on the Game Pass this month?" or "What's popular on the Game Pass?" or "What leaves game pass" among many other things.
You can now also use Alexa for social networks; You may ask, "Alexa, what are my friends playing?" or "Alexa is [friend’s name] online right now?" Among many other things. You can also pair your Xbox controller using Alexa by saying, "Alexa, ask Xbox to connect my controller."
You can see a complete overview of all the new Alexa voice commands here. A complete list of Alexa voice commands for Xbox is available here.
Moreover, Alexa now supports several countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Spain.
In other news, the next Xbox – Project Scarlett – was announced on E3 2019. The next-generation system that also plays Xbox One games – is scheduled for release in Holiday 2020. Pricing has not been announced yet; It may depend on Trump's rates.