Where’s Cortana?

Cortana is no longer available on Xbox One consoles. This means you won’t be able to issue voice commands to Cortana using your headset or Kinect. However, there are two ways to continue using voice commands with your Xbox One.

Xbox for digital assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana)

Xbox One supports voice commands using Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or apps on iOS and Android. The full range of voice commands and more are available using these digital assistants. Find out how to get started.

Xbox voice commands with Kinect

If you have a Kinect connected to your Xbox One, you can use Xbox voice commands. This means you can use commands like “Xbox, go home,” “Xbox, pause,” and “Xbox, record that” to control your console. If you were previously using Cortana voice commands, you’ll automatically switch over to Xbox voice commands.

If you haven’t used voice commands before, go to System > Settings > Devices & Streaming > Kinect to enable.

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