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  1. Say "Cortana" instead of "Hey Cortana"

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

    190 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Cortana & Kinect  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. more games for kinect 2

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

    114 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Cortana & Kinect  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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…

    73 votes
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  4. Adventure kinect

    Xbox one

    70 votes
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  5. 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.

    65 votes
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  6. 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…

    59 votes
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  7. 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

    58 votes
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  8. 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…

    47 votes
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  9. kinect 360 games for Xbox one

    So I finally give in and buy an Xbox One (actually 2), as I am liking Win 10 (despite it's lack of proper VLAN support on client skus) and want to update my media server to 10. Since 10 has no WMC (another *** microsoft decision), I have to rely on Silicon Dust for DVR. If I want to watch recordings in process or before my nightly auto conversion, I have to use my Win 10 laptop connected to a TV. Having an Xbox One, solves that issue. Hearing that the core of the Xbox One is Win 10, I…

    47 votes
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  10. 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.

    44 votes
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  11. 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.

    43 votes
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  12. 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

    42 votes
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  13. Continue to support Kinect games

    I wonder... there is such a push for healthy life around the world. And you Microsoft not promoting and not continuing support for Kinect games as for tool to this goal makes us sit on the sofas, get fat and unhealthy and die in the age of 40 for so many painful ways. Cant you see ... we need to have great games for kinect for people in all ages to stay your consumers as long as its possible. Instead of implanting cross-connections with the xbox in our brains, lay down and drown in Virtual Reality like "batteries" in Matrix.…

    40 votes
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  14. 38 votes
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  15. Hand gesture on dashboard

    Hand gestures annoy some people , give them the option to turn it off. If people aren't sure how to use an Xbox one controller (e.g parents) then they can simply use the Kinect hand gesture to move around between apps or dashboard pages. Thanks for Voting , Comment !!! SHARE!!!

    38 votes
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  16. Set a timer with Cortana

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

    34 votes
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  17. 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!

    31 votes
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  18. 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

    30 votes
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  19. 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.

    30 votes
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  20. Kinect Gestures Topic Merge

    There are tons and tons of threads about bringing Kinect gestures back, with votes in the multiple thousands, but they are spread so thin among many requests it's hard to see just how much overwhelming support this topic really has; these topics should be merged into one collaborative post to see just how much support this really has!

    27 votes
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