Use voice commands to control TV on Xbox One

Overview

Like all of Xbox One, OneGuide can be controlled by voice commands. Make sure that Kinect is set up and calibrated for audio. For more information, see Calibrate the microphone on the Kinect sensor.

Note You can see a list of available commands on-screen at any time by saying “Xbox.” If your Xbox is not listening (as indicated by a microphone icon in the upper right corner) you’ll need to get its attention by repeating “Xbox” before issuing your command.

Voice commands

To…

Say…

In...

Watch TV

Watch TV

Anywhere

Mute all audio from your TV or receiver

Mute

Anywhere

Unmute your TV or receiver

Unmute

Anywhere

Increase your volume

Volume up

Anywhere

Decrease your volume

Volume down

Anywhere

Open OneGuide

OneGuide” or “Show guide

Live TV

Move up the guide to lower-numbered channels

Page up

OneGuide

Move down the guide to higher-numbered channels

Page down

OneGuide

Move to the right toward later time slots

Later

OneGuide

Move to the left toward earlier time slots

(Note that you can’t move earlier than your current time.)

Earlier

OneGuide

Select a show from the guide

The name of the show (for example, NOVA)

OneGuide

Select a channel from the guide

The name of the station (for example, PBS)

OneGuide

Switch to the highlighted channel

Watch this channel

OneGuide

Watch a specific show or channel

Watch show or channel name

OneGuide

Display your list of favorite channels

Favorites

OneGuide

Display your streaming media apps

App channels

OneGuide

Show your recently watched channels

Recent channels

OneGuide

Jump to a channel

What’s on channel name?”

OneGuide

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