- You can also interact with your Xbox One console by saying “Xbox, Select.” When you say “Xbox, Select,” some features appear in green text. This lets you say just that word. For example, if you say “Xbox, Select” while you’re in Xbox Video, you can just say “Movies Stores.” Shows voice command options for everything on the screen that is supported, highlighting relevant commands"Xbox On"
Turn on your Xbox One console (works only when Instant-On power mode is enabled). Wakes up Xbox One, can turn on television and cable/satellite set-top box“Xbox, turn off”
Turn off your Xbox One console. Puts Xbox One to sleep/off, can turn off television and cable/satellite set-top box. You'll then have to confirm you want to turn it off with a "yes"“Xbox, go home”
or "Show my stuff"
Return to the Home screen. Returns to Home. This is the command you'll probably use the most."Xbox, go to "
Open and go to a particular application
(for example, Xbox Music or Xbox Video). Launches specific games, TV shows, apps, notifications and sections of the dash. This is a hugely important command, you'll use it a lot."Xbox, go back"
Go back to the previous screen. Returns to previous screen or menu option."Xbox, cancel"
Cancel the current actionXbox pause/Xbox play
- Pauses gameplay or resumes gameplay, meaning no more scrabbling for buttons when the phone rings"Xbox, snap "
Snap a particular application. Launches activity in Snap mode. This is great fun and works well."Xbox, unsnap"
Unsnap a snapped application. Unsnaps activity in Snap mode."Xbox, switch"
Switch focus between snapped view and main view. Switches focus of the activities in Snap mode and Fill mode."Xbox, Bing "
Search using Bing. Launches Bing, then searches for the game, movie, TV show, game add-on or app using conversational voice. We've found it to be a bit hit and miss."browse to [website]"
- Browses to a specific website when already in Internet Explorer."Xbox, show menu"
View the context menu. In full screen: shows menu for whatever is on the screen. At Home: shows menu for whatever is in the current window."Xbox, change view"
Change view (same as pressing the View button)"Xbox, help"
Display the on-screen Help. Shows help menu with available options
Note When you do a Bing search, wait for the search box to display before telling the console what to search for.Xbox, Skype
Bring up a list of your contacts“Xbox, Skype ”
View the contact details of your Skype contact. Launches Skype call to a person from your Skype favourites list on your Xbox One“Xbox, call ”
Start a video call using Skype. Launches Skype call to a person from your Skype favourites list on your Xbox OneXbox, answer
Answer a video call. Answers incoming Skype callXbox, answer without video
Answer a voice call. Answers incoming Skype call“Xbox, hang up”
Hang up or end a call. Ends Skype call.“Xbox, send a message”
Send an Xbox Live message to a friend. Sends message to your Xbox Live friends.“Xbox, sign in”
Go to the sign-in page to sign in to any profile“Xbox, sign in as ”
Sign-in to a specific account (use the first name on the account)“Xbox, sign out”
Sign out of the active profile. Signs in/out an Xbox Live member.“Xbox, use a code”
Scan a QR code for a game or downloadable content. Triggers Kinect code scanning for QR codes for game downloads, etc.“Xbox, notifications”
See your notification history“Xbox, show notification”
See more details about a notification that appears. Shows on-screen notification(s).“Xbox, close notification”
Dismiss a notification that is on the screen“Xbox, answer”
Answer an incoming call when the notification appears“Xbox, answer without video”
Answer an incoming call without video when the notification appearsXbox play/stop/pause/fast forward/rewind/faster/ slower/skip forward/skip backward/next song/ previous song
- Controls for media playback, works on both music and video“Xbox, play”
Play video content. Launches video and music playback.“Xbox, pause”
Pause video content“Xbox, rewind”
Rewind to a previous point“Xbox, fast forward”
Fast forward to a future point“Xbox, faster”
Rewind or fast forward at a faster pace“Xbox, slower”
Rewind or fast forward at a slower pace“Xbox, skip backward”
Skip to the previous chapter“Xbox, skip forward”
Skip to the next chapter“Xbox, stop”
Stop playback of the content“Xbox, play music”
Play music, starting with the last active playlist“Xbox, pause music”
Pause the track“Xbox, next song”
Skip forward to the next track of a playlist or album“Xbox, previous song”
Skip backward to the previous track of a playlist or album“Xbox, watch TV”
Watch live TV. Launches cable or satellite TV from set-top box. We've used this a lot, it works really well“Xbox, show guide”“Xbox, OneGuide”
Display the OneGuide. Launches OneGuide for cable or satellite TV subscribers. Less useful at the moment, as it's not coming to the UK until 2014“Xbox, watch ”
Watch a specific channel“Xbox, mute”
Mute your television. Controls volume of TV set or AV receiver, if enabled in the settings“Xbox, unmute”
Unmute your television. Controls volume of TV set or AV receiver, if enabled in the settings“Xbox, volume up”
Increase the television volume. Controls volume of TV set or AV receiver, if enabled in the settings“Xbox, volume down”
Decrease the television volume. Controls volume of TV set or AV receiver, if enabled in the settings“Xbox, invite ”
Invite a friend to a game or chatXbox start a party
- Launches the Party app in Snap mode, although you can start the party at any time“Xbox, record that”
Record a game clip or highlight. Records the previous 30 seconds of gameplay, which is a great trick for catching those.Xbox
- Shows menu of voice command options and begins listening for the next commandStop listening
- Stops Kinect from listening or cancels voice commands if Kinect is triggered during casual conversation