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Say "Thank you" to have the Xbox stop listening

The phrase stop listening works, but a more natural extension of voice would be "Thank you". Not that the current command needs to be removed, but here in our household we find ourselves saying "thank you... ugh, stop listening".

Thanks so much. :)

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  • X8BIT ScorpionX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It should be optional but part of a child's account by default, we don't want our kids saying "Daddy, can you get me chips please? Stop listening!" Good idea, you have my vote!

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  • LegoNinja187 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I must say, this would be a great thing, but would like it to be an optional thing, and totally agree with madMATINmarsh about encouraging kids to remember their manners.

  • madMARTINmarsh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very good idea, much more natural than what we have now and may have the side benefit of encouraging kids to remember their please and thank you.

  • Darkhawk Ninja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I especially think this is a good idea as Cortana evolves into a greater virtual intelligence. I find myself wanting Cortana to be as cool as Iron Man's Jarvis. :)

  • MidgemanXXX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea!Having to keep saying "stop listening......Xbox stop listening....XBOX STOP LISTENING!" really grinds my gears like when you try to put your transmission into first gear while your still going like 5mph

  • BasicallyBane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    lol why would I say "thank you" to have it stop listening for a command? Next time someone asks me if I need anything I'll just say "thank you" and then walk away.

  • Wheeler32Z commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indeed, this or have a way to change the timeout for 'stop listening' - my Xbox One waits too long to know we're done talking to each other.

  • northerngeek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Something I've wanted since day one. Same for all iterations of Cortana across Microsoft's products. I find it much more natural to say "Thank you" rather than "Stop listening".

    I came here literally to suggest this exact feature, so glad it's here already.

  • Somerandom216 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please :) some people are polite, I always feel like saying "Thank you" when it does something I asked.
    Also saying "Thanks" or "Please" at the end of a command could be used to take it as a single statement, e.g. "Xbox go to Friends" would keep the console listening for another command written in green on the screen like 'Person 3' or 'Activity alerts' (like it already does) whereas "Xbox go to Friends Thanks/Please" would only open the app and stop listening (similar to "Xbox record that" or "Xbox sign in as ______")

  • JCHustle022 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea! Would love to be able to say "Xbox go to Netflix, thanks" in one single breath and not have kinect hanging around for more commands. Thanks definitely feels more natural. Also, I wouldn't mind having the option to say "Hello Xbox" instead of just demanding "Xbox On!" to turn the console on. Or maybe "Hi Xbox" / "Xbox good morning"... I like D0M6 idea with the quick smiley face for a split second on the xbox logo in the top right corner after you finish a command with thank you, makes simple things fun.

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