Full List Of Supported Xbox One Kinect Voice Commands

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One of the most comprehensive features of Microsoft Xbox One is the ability to control your system via voice commands through Kinect. For now, the supported system commands are limited. You have to use the following commands for system control and each apps will have their own voice control commands which will be listed on screen guide.

Gameinformer compiled the list as below,

System Commands

Xbox on – Wakes up Xbox One, turns on television and cable/satellite set-top box
Xbox turn off – Puts Xbox One to sleep/off, can turn off television and cable/satellite set-top box
Xbox – Shows menu of global voice command options and begins listening for the next command
Xbox select – Shows voice command options for everything on the screen that are supported. Shows channel shortcuts during full screen TV viewing
Stop listening – Stops Kinect from listening or cancels voice commands if Kinect is triggered during causal conversation
Xbox help – Shows help menu with available options
Xbox use a code – Triggers Kinect code scanning for QR codes
Xbox show notification – Shows on-screen notifications

Identity

Xbox sign in/out or Xbox sign in as [person] – Signs in/out an Xbox Live member

Gaming

Xbox record that – Record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay
Xbox start a party – Launches the Party app in Snap mode

Volume

Xbox volume up/down and Xbox mute/unmute – controls volume of TV set

Navigation and Multitasking

Xbox go home or Xbox show my stuff – Returns to Home screen
Xbox go to [activity] – Launches specific games, TV shows, apps, notifications and sections of the dash.
Xbox show menu – In full screen, shows menu for whatever is on the screen. At Home, shows menu for whatever is in the current window
Xbox go back – Returns to previous screen or menu option
Xbox Snap [app] – Launches activity in Snap mode
Xbox unsnap – Unsnaps activity in Snap mode
Xbox switch – Switches control of the activities in Snap mode and Fill mode

Communication

Xbox Skype [Person] or Xbox call [person] – Launches Skype call, must ba a person from your Skype favorites list on your Xbox One
Xbox answer/answer without video – Answers incoming Skype call
Xbox hang up – Ends Skye call
Xbox send a message – Sends message to your Xbox Live friends

TV

Xbox watch TV – Launches cable or satellite TV from set top box
Xbox watch [channel] – Changes cable or satellite TV  to specific channel when channel shortcuts are showing
Xbox show guide or Xbox OneGuide – Launches OneGuide for cable or satellite TV subscribers

Transport Controls

Xbox play/stop/pause/fast forward/rewind/faster/slower/skip forward/skip backward/next song/previous song – Transport controls for media playback; play and pause also work for gameplay.
Xbox Play [music/video] – Launches video and music playback

Bing and Internet Explorer

Browse to [website] – Browse to the specific website when in Internet Explorer
Xbox Bing [name] – Launches Bing and searches for the specific item[s]

via: Game Informer



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  • Nham Thien Duong

    Now we need these commands for Windows P.C.’s and Windows Phones, but seriously, these are great, I’m going Xbox this generation.

  • Juanju Cm

    other languages?

  • redtidal

    If I ask it to “Stop listening.” Do I have to restart the system manually to have the voice command work again?

    Or, is there a time out,

    Or it will keep listening but not doing anything, until triggered again (by saying “XBox” again)?

    • Shawn

      you don’t have to restart anything. trigger it again by saying Xbox.