Cortana & Kinect

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  1. Simple voice command to accept party invite, such as "Xbox, Accept"

    Sometimes when I play a game, my friends will invite me to a party, and to join that party I have to press the home button to pen the party app and wait for it to connect. While this is happening my game is still going and I am just standing there while some action is happening. I think there should be commands for the Kinect to join a party without it interrupting the game I am playing. It should be very short and easy. When the notification comes that someone invites you, some of the commands could be like…

    274 votes
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  2. Blu Ray Voice Commands PLEASE.

    Would love to see some voice commands in place for the blu ray player, currently there are NONE. Even just "left, right, up, down, select" or something to navigate would be great.

    266 votes
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  3. Make a Kinect Bowling video game

    I know we have Kinect Sports Rivals with have bowling in it. But make a Bowling game that really look like we're playing in a real Bowling Alley with other people. And don't let's use our Avatars, let us create our own REAL looking players.

    265 votes
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  4. Kinect to listen for longer

    I find the Kinect automatically stops listening too quickly. Sometimes an app or Xbox store can take a second or two longer to load and the Kinect will stop listening and you can no longer use your voice to control the text. When it does this I find you have to say "Xbox", then "go back" to keep using the voice navigation.

    Can there be a setting for Kinect to stop listening after an amount of time. Similar to a setting for a phone backlight. "10seconds, 30seconds, 60seconds, never".

    I really like the idea of saying "thank you" to stop…

    258 votes
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  5. Make Kinect a home security camera

    I've been thinking about buying a security camera to see who is entering my room while I'm not there. I thought maybe Kinect could do this. Have a setting or app where you could tell the console to keep Kinect on, with light off, and takes photo snaps if any movement is detected in the room during a designated time frame.

    257 votes
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  6. Change the command "Stop Listening" to "Never Mind"

    Saying "stop listening" is too many syllables. Make it one less by saying "never mind" instead! It flows better than saying the current command.

    250 votes
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  7. Cortana should update us how far along a game is downloaded

    Cortana should be able to tell us that a game is 10% downloaded, 20%, 60%, etc.

    247 votes
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  8. Support Russian for voice commands.

    I really hope for a full Russian language support for voice commands.

    239 votes
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  9. Xbox TV On/Xbox TV Off voice commands

    I'd like the ability to turn just my TV on or off while leaving my Xbox One powered on.

    "Xbox, TV On" - Turns the television on.
    "Xbox, TV Off" - Turns the television off. (I'd prefer without the "Are you sure?" prompt, but a 'nice to have' feature would be to configure the presence or absence of that prompt within the Settings menu)

    This could be a simple Switch/Toggle command similar to how "Xbox, mute" works.

    This would be a quicker alternative to the "Xbox on/Xbox Turn Off. Yes" commands for users that wish to leave their Xbox powered…

    230 votes
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  10. Kinect only listens to the person signed in on the xbox or holding Player 1 Controller

    Kinect should be able to filter voices so when you are in a room with more than one person talking, it can recognize commands given by the person signed in or holding the controller.

    226 votes
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  11. More Kinect Games for Children Ages 3-Plus

    As far as Xbox go's there isn't much for keeping children active and occupied this would be vary helpful

    214 votes
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  12. Use Kinect as a thermal image camera for Xbox Fitness

    I would love to be able to use kinect as a thermal image camera better known as an infrared vision :) I would love this in stuff like Xbox fitness or in A xbox camera app that can do kool ctuff with kinect I would love to see what part of my body gets hotter first or whats parts are hotter then others I know kinect has the right technology in it to this maybe not a state of the art thermal infrared but just good enough to give us sum data :) plus it would be a bargain for…

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  13. Fun Kinect App

    Make an app that will let you play with the kinect in all it's cool ways. From mini games to just different camera types and effects like night vision and thermal like it is on the kinect setup screen.

    213 votes
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  14. [New Voice Command] " Xbox Quit "

    It would be nice to have a voice command to quit / close the current app / game, doing the same as going to the dashboard > menu > quit.

    212 votes
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  15. Support calibrating Kinect for multiple discrete ambient noise situations

    We can currently calibrate the Kinect for better voice command accuracy, but accuracy is impacted when the ambient noise changes. It would be helpful if we could record multiple calibration profiles, and have the Kinect automatically select which one best matches the current situation. For example:
    - quiet room
    - heat on
    - heat and faucet on
    - heat, faucet, and electric tea kettle on
    - window open

    and so on. All of those are situations with predictable ambient noise, but they're all different, and the Kinect can only be properly calibrated for the most common case.

    208 votes
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  16. Kinect Star Wars - Backward Compatibility

    XBOX One Backward Compatibility

    205 votes
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  17. Zoom or face cam for Kinect for twitch

    When streaming on twitch using Kinect it shows my whole front room would be great if you could add a face cam or a zoom option.

    202 votes
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  18. Cortana respond to messages without interrupting game

    Cortana should be able to respond to messages for you through voice control without interrupting your game or pulling up a side screen.

    188 votes
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  19. "Xbox who's that?"

    When watching a TV show/Film saying "Xbox, who's that?" will pause the screen and using facial recognition will search for who the people on screen are.

    187 votes
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  20. Xbox do a barrel roll

    Say "xbox do a barrel roll". Screen does a barrel roll.

    174 votes
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