These Xbox One console bundles come with a free Echo Dot for voice control

As part of a big Xbox update, Microsoft just released the Xbox Skill (opens in new tab) for Cortana and Alexa which allows you to navigate your Xbox One (opens in new tab) console using your voice and a Cortana or Amazon Alexa-enabled device, such as the Echo Dot (opens in new tab).

To celebrate the announcement, Amazon is offering discounted bundles of the Xbox One and Echo Dot hardware (opens in new tab) so you can get started using the feature right away. With this deal, you're basically getting one of the new Echo Dot devices for free with your purchase of either an Xbox One X (opens in new tab) or Xbox One S (opens in new tab) console, saving you from having to spend $50 on one separately. The console bundles are priced at $499.99 and $299.99 respectively, which is the same retail price you'd find for them at other stores without the Echo Dot included. You'll also receive NBA 2K19 with the bundle.

Once your new toys arrive in the mail, you'll be able to use your voice to do things such as turn on or off your console, open a specific game or app, take screenshots, adjust its volume, and more (opens in new tab). The Xbox Skill (opens in new tab) is now available to download at Amazon.

If you're looking to own extra Echo Dot devices in your home, you can save $10 when you buy two (opens in new tab) at Amazon right now.

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Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.
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  • Thanks! I didn't know about this skill. Setting up my dot with it now.