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  1. Kinect Sports Reboot

    Convince Rare to make a Kinect Sports Reboot that involves the sports that were actually fun... bowling, beach volleyball, darts, boxing, ping pong, and for the love of God, GOLF! As a matter of fact, just make a whole golf game with multiple courses. My father is a cancer survivor who can't play actual golf anymore, but loved to play Kinect Sports golf until the old Xbox360 broke. And bring back the old avatars as well.

    64 votes
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  2. Bring Back Xbox One hand gestures, Or make them optional.

    Please I loved showing my friends the gestures, and they worked great for me!! this was a deciding choice whether or not to buy an Xbox one. I Absolutely loved it, and one day I got on my Xbox One and it wasn't working, I sat there for an hour trying to fix my Kinect, until finally I saw on a forum that it was taken away, I was devastated. please at least make them optional. you don't even haft to make it better, just put it back in the console. Thank you guys for all that you do. :)

    58 votes
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  3. Change Hey Cortana to Avoid Conflicts with Windows 10 and other Windows Services

    Please consider changing the voice keywords for Cortana or allowing for different variations to avoid unwanted responses from other Windows devices.

    For example, when watching a video on the XBox One and attempting to pause you would say "Hey Cortana Pause". However, saying "Hey Cortana" will also activate Cortana on my Windows 10 PC or my Windows 10 laptop. This is rather frustrating in a multi-person household where any person may be on any of these devices at any time.

    It could be avoided by either slightly changing the activation phrase or by allowing device specific activation (like keeping "XBox…

    41 votes
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  4. Allow Cortana to navigate through Netflix using voice commands

    Allow Cortana to navigate through Netflix like it did before the cortana update. We used to be able to select a profile and scroll through different TV shows and movies. U STILL CAN! you just need to turn off cortana. Please just bring this capability to the new cortana voice commands function.

    40 votes
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  5. Cortana Commands

    Ability to set any word/phrase/noise
    When you first launch cortana have a setup walkthrough

    Noise = entering cortana commands in feilds or messages
    Word/phrase = command said to activate cortana (then you tell her what to do)

    Voice recognition so no one else can mess with the xbox

    Search pandora with your voice while its snapped without going full screen
    Example
    Say (Pandora home)
    Screen changes to show home
    Say you want to change between All stations and Genres
    Say (left or right) depending on what is currently selected
    Say you have to scroll down
    Say (Down) and it goes…

    38 votes
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  6. allow me to rename cortana

    I have 2 phones and a tablet that are almost always in the living room with me... now that I have to say Hey Cortana to talk to the xbox - everything is going crazy... I need to be able to change the phrase on the xbox

    37 votes
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  7. Cortana

    Can we have it so we just say 'Cortana' instead of hey Cortana.

    36 votes
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  8. more games for kinect 2

    Put more attention for Kinect 2 of Xbox One (Or put the games of kinect1 into kinect 2)

    32 votes
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  9. Take out Cortana

    For In-Game commands, bring back "xbox" instead of "hey Cortana". Cortana makes it very inconvienient to do simple commands without disturbing your game, such as "Xbox record that" "xbox take a screenshot". Opening Cortana and waiting for it to load really sucks playing online in games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops III and similar games and often ruins the clip you are trying to capture.

    31 votes
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  10. increase the support for kinect and games for kinect too !

    kinect has not been used much often and we havent seen any kinect game release in the recent xbox one e3 2016. plz dont discontinue kinect games.

    30 votes
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  11. 29 votes
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  12. Cortana Too slow

    Cortana is much slower then older voice commands. "Hey cortana" is longer and a pain since I do not use this command for anything else. I am using my xbox 1, so I want to call it xbox. Because of this i have learned my computer has voice commands as well because my computer tries to understand what I say when talking to the xbox (fustraiting). The auto search in snap mode when giving commands slows the process even more. Half of my TV channels are no longer found with Cortana and it snaps to the internet instead, searching for…

    28 votes
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  13. XB1 S Disables Kinect IR Blaster!! PLEASE FIX!

    Would like the ability to use the Kinect's IR blaster instead of the Xbox One S's built in one! The tiny single blaster on the new console just doesn't work where it is located. Give us the ability to select either or, or just use them both always! This is common sense MS get your crap together!

    24 votes
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  14. Set a timer with Cortana

    "Hey Cortana, notify me in x minutes/hours to check the oven, make a call, go to sleep, etc"

    24 votes
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  15. Allow us to use old xbox commands on top of cortana

    xbox pause is sooo much faster than hey cortana pause..
    please allow us to use both

    23 votes
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  16. change the hey cortana to cortana

    Its more fluid to say Cortana turn on my xbox or cortana record that similar to xbox record that i know i can go back to the old settings but cortana is a great feature with potential seeing how accuracy with voice will improve over time at a fast rate. saying cortana record that instead of hey is a lot better and quicker when recording clips during gameplay or insta switching apps

    20 votes
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  17. Bring back the KInect gestures for xbox Dashboard

    They were pretty good easy to use. It is a main attractive for the buyers of xbox one with kinect
    If Microsoft brings them back Every one will have the full experience
    of kinect as promised. If the gestures come back with few more new features and gestures the users will be able to use xbox eita an ease rather than using controller even for Dashboard

    20 votes
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  18. Fire the entire Kinect team.

    The whole team should be fired. So many people want to use the Kinect and the whole program is dead. The games available horrible. Fitness app is on it's way out. Only reason i bought an Xbox was to interact with games i don't always want to use a controller. It sucks i wasted money on dead promises and the Kinect team has failed. Hire new people who can resurrect the project.

    20 votes
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  19. Hey Cortana

    "hey Cortana open netflix".... opens a Web search on netflix.....
    and repeat
    and repeat
    and repeat
    then you just open netflix with the controller and turn Cortana off.

    20 votes
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  20. Fix Kinect Xbox and Cortana commands

    Please fix select options. Since the last xbox update, whether you use xbox or Cortana for voice commands, you cannot select anything on screen (Netflix, Hulu, etc. I cannot speak on One Guide as we just relocated and don't have cable yet). Text no longer illuminates as selections. Cortana says, "say what you want to select" or something to that effect and then doesn't select anything.

    20 votes
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