Use Kinect to turn your Xbox One on and off

One of the features of Xbox One is the ability to turn your console on and off by using voice commands. You’ll just need to make sure your power mode is set to Instant-on. It’s on by default, but you can check it in System > Settings > General > Power mode & startup > Power mode.

Using on and off voice commands with the original “Xbox” command

You’ll need a headset or Kinect sensor to use the original “Xbox” command:

  1. To turn off your Xbox with your voice, say "Xbox, turn off."
  2. To turn it back on, say "Xbox on."

Using on and off voice commands with a digital assistant

You can turn your console on and off by using voice commands with some of the most popular digital assistants.

To find out how to set up your digital assistant, see Set up Alexa as a digital assistant for Xbox One or Set up Cortana as a digital assistant for Xbox One. For info on what to say to control your Xbox One with a digital assistant, see What can I say using Alexa and Cortana as digital assistants on Xbox One?

Note Voice commands are not available in all regions. For a list of Xbox One features and the regions where they're available, see Xbox One Feature Availability.

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