Xbox Google Home app

Microsoft today announced the roll out of Xbox February Update with several new features and improvements.

Through Microsoft’s partnership with Google, you can now use Google Home app as a touch remote control for your Xbox console. Once you add an Xbox console to your Google Home app, you can easily turn your console on and off, navigate on-screen, control media playback, and more. To get started, open the Google Home app, pull down to refresh your devices and tap on your Xbox console to bring up the touch controls.

With this month’s update, Xbox has become the first console to offer carbon aware game downloads and updates. Based on regional carbon intensity data, Xbox will schedule game, app, and OS updates for your console at specific times. Also, the new Shutdown (energy saving) cuts power use by up to 20x when it’s off compared to the Sleep power option.

Also, you can now have more simplified background while navigating Home screen. You can go to Settings > General >  Personalization > My background > Solid color and game art to show or hide game art with the toggle in the bottom right of the screen.

You can learn more about this update from the source link below.