Microsoft is releasing an Xbox Skill for Alexa and Cortana-enabled devices, adding remote voice controls for Xbox One.

Announced on Xbox Wire, the skill will allow you to turn your console on and off, launch games and apps, start and stop Mixer broadcasts, control volume, control media playback, navigate menus and capture screenshots and videos.

The Skill also bypasses steps, so if you tell your Amazon Echo to start a game when your console is off, it'll turn on the console, sign you in, and boot the game.

The Skill will be coming today to some members of the Xbox Insiders program in the US, with unannounced release dates for the rest of the world. To check if it's been added to your console, head to Settings on your Xbox One, then hit 'Devices' - if you see 'Digital Assistant' listed, you're good to go.