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Use Kinect voice commands with Xbox One

With Kinect voice recognition, you can control and interact with your Xbox One console by using voice commands. This page outlines which locales support voice commands and how to use them.


Supported locales for voice commands

To find out if voice options are available in your country or region, see Xbox One Feature Availability. In the chart on that page, check the Premium/Natural Voice (including "Xbox On") feature to see if it's available in your locale.

Learning voice commands for Xbox One

One way to learn voice commands is to start to talk to your Xbox One by saying "Xbox." Xbox One will show you a few basic voice commands (in green) in response.

If you say "More shortcuts," the list of all voice commands will appear.

This list shows you all the available commands, which include:

  • Getting around: Launch or snap a game or app, or turn off your console.
  • Communications: Communicate via Skype, or send a message to another gamer.
  • Sign-in & profiles: Sign in and out.
  • Notifications: Access or action your notifications quickly using your voice.
  • Video & music: Control video and music playback.
  • TV: Change the channel or the volume of your TV (not available in all locales).
  • Volume: Adjust the volume or mute your TV sound.
  • Gaming: Record your favourite moments or invite a friend to play.

Try saying any of the commands that appear on the list. For example, say "Bing" to search using Bing.

If you're not on this screen with the voice commands highlighted in green, you'll need to say the term "Xbox" first when using a command. For example, if you’re on a different screen, you’ll need to say "Xbox, Bing."

Using voice commands on any screen

To find out which voice commands are available on a screen, say "Xbox, Select." When you use that command, some feature names will appear in green. Then, you can say the name of that feature to go to it.

For example, if you're in the Films & TV tab of the Store and you say "Xbox, Select," a number of items will appear in green, as shown below. You can say any of the items highlighted in green to go to that item or area. For example, you could say "Browse all films & TV" to go to the Films & TV app or "Search all films & TV" to search the Store for a particular film or TV show in the app.

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