With Xbox One, Kinect is right at the forefront of how the system works. Yes, you don’t HAVE to use it, but seeing as it works so well, you’d be a fool not to.
But as with any voice recognition system, you’ll need to know the commands in order to fly around the dashboard. And so, it’s always a good idea to have a list of them somewhere. Here perhaps?
Xbox – Gets the console listening out for you. Shows a list of global voice shortcuts.
Xbox On – Turns the Xbox on.
Xbox Turn Off – Turns the Xbox off.
Xbox Select – Shows on-screen voice commands.
Stop Listening – Dismisses voice commands at that time.
Xbox Help – Shows help for the current app.
Xbox Use A Code – Get Kinect to scan a QR Code in order to redeem stuff.
Xbox Show Notification – Shows the most recent notifications.
Xbox Sign In – Sign in to Xbox.
Xbox Sign Out – Signs out from Xbox.
Xbox Sign In As [Person] – Sign in to Xbox as that person.
Xbox Record That – Records the last 30 seconds of gameplay.
Xbox Invite – Fires up the party app in the snapchat window.
Xbox Volume Up – Turns your TV volume up.
Xbox Volume Down – Turns your TV volume down.
Xbox Mute – Mutes that volume.
Xbox Unmute – ….and unmutes it!
Xbox Go Home – Returns to the home screen.
Xbox Show My Stuff – A fancier way of doing the above.
Xbox Show Menu – Saves you pressing that menu button on the controller.
Xbox Go Back – Goes back to the previous screen.
Xbox Snap [App] – Brings up an app in the snap window.
Xbox Unsnap – Kills the snap window.
Xbox Switch – Switches between the two apps currently running in Snap.
Xbox Bing – Runs Bing and gets ready search the world!
Xbox Skype [Person] – Shows details of a Skype contact.
Xbox Call [Person] – Calls said person in Skype.
Xbox Answer – Answers an incoming Skype call.
Xbox Answer Without Video – The above, but brings in the power of video.
Xbox Hang Up – Ends your Skype call.
Xbox Send A Message – Sends a message to your Xbox Live friends.
Xbox Watch TV – Launches your TV from any attached cable or satellite box.
Xbox Watch [Channel] – Changes your TV channel.
Xbox Show Guide – Launches the OneGuide.
Xbox OneGuide – Another way of launching the OneGuide.
Xbox Play/stop/pause/fast forward/rewind/faster/slower – Controls for media playback.
Xbox skip forward/skip backwards/next song/previous song – More controls for media playback.
Xbox Play Music – Resumes the most recent song in Xbox Music.
And there we have it. There’s a few that we have been using alot, others not so much and a couple that have never been used and probably never will (not a Bing fan tbh!).