Set up Cortana with Xbox One

Note Xbox Skill for Cortana may not be available in all locales.

This article is about setting up Cortana as a digital assistant.

Setting up the Xbox Skill for Cortana

  1. Sign in to the Xbox you want to control.
  2. On your Windows 10 PC or Cortana app for iOS or Android, say, "Hey Cortana, pair my Xbox," and then sign in with your Microsoft account to link the skill.

Note If you’re having trouble setting up the skill, try connecting to Xbox under the Connected Home section of the Notebook:

Cortana commands list for Xbox

Shortcut commands

  • “Hey Cortana, pause my Xbox”
  • “Hey Cortana, resume on Xbox”
  • “Hey Cortana, volume up on my Xbox”
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to power off
  • “Hey Cortana, start Rocket League
  • “Hey Cortana, launch Netflix
  • “Hey Cortana, start broadcasting on Xbox”
  • “Hey Cortana, take a screenshot
  • “Hey Cortana, record that.”
  • “Hey Cortana, go Home.”
  • “Hey Cortana, start a Party.”

Standard commands

For access to all the commands available to the Xbox Skill for Cortana, use the standard command structure, like the examples that follow:

  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to pause
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to resume
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to turn up volume
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to turn volume down 5
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to turn off
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to launch Rocket League
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to launch Netflix
  • “Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to start broadcasting
  • “Hey Cortana, ask Xbox what I can say

Both “Tell Xbox” and “Ask Xbox” work for standard commands.

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