The ability to use voice commands or speak to Cortana through the headset
Though I have the kinect, since people will soon be getting the Xbox One without the kinect, it would be more convenient if they could use voice commands with their headset, but only suffer the loss of gesture controls until they get a kinect.
The use of headset voice command would also be helpful if I could use voice commands while laying in bed, since the kinect uses facial recognition to use a voice command.
[Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a similar idea from LuridMoirai, RogueDeltaWave, curtisblades01, and isomodular. Thanks everyone!]
Users can now use Cortana. Once Cortana is activated, you can use voice commands via your headset! No more need for a Kinect sensor, just say “Hey Cortana” into your headset. More information is available at Xbox Wire: http://news.xbox.com/2016/07/30/xbox-summer-update-starts-rolling/
how is this available in the US and UK but not Australia? so stupid.
Doesn't work with Turtle Beach headsets it seems. Certainly not with my brand new Elite 800X and I know of many other people who can't use theirs either. No fixes yet. I wonder if other third party headsets (brands) are also unabled to be used with Cortana... Please provide more info.
Please make Cortana available in South Africa - my region is not supported yet we speak perfect English
it works really well too, but one problem is if u have more than one device i.e phone, laptop or friends over with a device then sayin "hey Cortana" sets them all off and the room goes haywire, we need to be able to change the "hey" to say ur name or xbox Cortana, phone Cortana ect........ pls
This is pretty freaking awesome
cortana sucks. Allow the option to choose which one, because cortana is making the kinect worthless, and she is unbearably slow. I actually turned her off and now have to snap manually by double tapping the xbox button. *** move, microsoft.
Cortana she does not always read me what I do say though because I am a slight speech problem though how do I calibrate her to understand me a lot better? on xbox one windows 10
I don't really care for Xbox one I know it's nice but it's many words to say with hey Cortana do this do that. http://www.xboxoneuk.com/xbox-one/news/cortana-commands-for-preview-members/ it was fine the way it was
Hidden Resolve commented
Switched to the new preview and am a little irritated. How do I, "Xbox Take a Screenshot" or "Xbox Record that"? Was gonna revert to the old preview if my preview app wasn't frozen when I last tried. I like my basic commands. Heh, I can't even tell my Xbox to turn off. Any knowledge base on commands yet?
cortana is broken. it is now two more syllables to get it to listen and it does nothing but bing search, cortana needs to die.
easy and it worked
Hey cortana switch
something went wrong try again in a little bit.
ZaPz Flawless commented
Many people are uncomfortable with the Kinect and would much rather use their heatset for commands, as the Kinect doesnt pick up as well, is a waste of space, and costs $150. Thank you for your time. I hope I have your vote.
so kinect functionality on a headset? I actually do like the sound of that.
Make it so we can tell Xbox to do stuff using headsets.
Make it possible to use voice commands through ANY xbox one headset even the standard one that comes with the console. This will save people from yelling the commands and will also help xbox recognize the commands easier. Maybe make it so the voice commands only work if the headset is muted that way when you are in game you don't annoy everyone else.
Frenetic souL commented
My Kinect died long ago from who knows what. I never dropped it nor did it suffer from some kind of power surge. It literally just stopped working. I'm not buying another one. I had it since the initial launch of the Xbox One and it died unexpectedly in less than 2 years. If the user has a microphone plugged into their controller, we should be able to control Cortana with no problem. Please consider this.
xxCapt Bobxx commented
We should be able to use voice commands and Cortana with a headset (not just kinect
Please make votes happen
OTAKU 4 LIFE 26 commented
I think it would be neet to be able to do voice commands using a mic (headset) for those who don't have the funds for a kinect plus it would seem to me that the Xbox would understand us much more clearly due to less distance to filter noice from