by on Jul 9, 2019

Xbox adds Play Later feature for Xbox Games Pass in new console update

Xbox has announced the details of its July update for the Xbox One, adding a new feature for Xbox Games Pass as well as additional commands and countries to use your console with an Amazon Alexa device.

As described on the Xbox blog post announcing the update's features, you can now add games from Xbox Games Pass to a Play Later list, allowing you to mark games in the catalogue for you to download and play later, which is handy if there's a game in the 100+ title library you've spotted that you want to give a spin later but don't have the time right now.

Also this update brings with it updates to the Xbox Skill for Alexa, adding a bunch of new commands for the voice activation device to use with your Xbox, such as the ability to ask which games have been added to Games Pass, ask what your friends are playing and even pair your controller without having to get up and press the button on the console. More countries can now take advantage of the Alexa support as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain have also been added to the list of supported regions.

The new console update is available as of today and should be available when you next turn your Xbox One on. Xbox Game Pass recently saw the addition of Middle Earth Shadow of War and Dead Rising 4 to its ever-growing catalogue for July.

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