How fast can the Xbox One use a QR Xbox Live code? Pretty fast

In July, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One would be able to read QR codes on printed cards, including Xbox Live Cards, via the included Kinect sensor. This was promised as a welcome change from having to use a controller to access a virtual keyboard and click in a 25-digit code, as is the case on the current Xbox 360 and its gift and Xbox Live cards.

Now we know just how quickly the new QR code-Kinect combo will work with the Xbox One. Microsoft's director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has posted up a Vine video that shows him stating "Xbox, Use a code" which brings up the appropriate menu on the Xbox One dashboard. He then puts a 14-day Xbox Live Gold card in front of the Kinect sensor and the UI almost instantly recognizes the QR code.

In theory, the code could also be used to quickly add money to an Xbox Live account with the recently launched new Xbox cards. It could also be used to unlock extra content printed in cards that are included in Xbox One retail games packages. All in all, this clip shows that the next generation Kinect sensor seems to be working as advertised.

Source: Larry Hyrb on Vine

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AmazingRando said,
So as fast as my 3 year old smart phone. Nice!

Your 3 year old smartphone can open the app with your voice, scan the QR code, and look up it's value... that quickly?

Remember, this is starting from your start screen. You can't cheat and open a camera app first.

Probably Windows Phone that from anywhere in the OS all you have to is hit the Search button then tap on the Vision on-screen button.

I never did either, but I started trying to use Smartglass for it, but by the time the Smartglass app launches and connects to the Xbox I could have typed in the code 5 times on the controller. I hope to see improvements to the speed of Smartglass apps as well with the X1.

Mandosis said,
Wow. This is going to be fantastic! I hate typing in the codes,

Do it on the computer

AJerman said,
I never did either, but I started trying to use Smartglass for it, but by the time the Smartglass app launches and connects to the Xbox I could have typed in the code 5 times on the controller. I hope to see improvements to the speed of Smartglass apps as well with the X1.

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WOW, thats fast. Is it as fast as me going into the store and taking pictures of all the QR codes and going to home to my Xbox One and using them all?

ACTIONpack said,
WOW, thats fast. Is it as fast as me going into the store and taking pictures of all the QR codes and going to home to my Xbox One and using them all?

wouldn't the cards codes have to be activated first? I doubt they'd let you right at an active code that easily

neufuse said,

wouldn't the cards codes have to be activated first? I doubt they'd let you right at an active code that easily

I'd assume they would be boxed and the QR code out of sight.

Nope, It's a QR code and the information is in the code itself. It's not like Microsoft Tag which the information is link to Microsoft tag website which can be control on the information.

Made 100s of them for a company I work for to link buckets to the technical sheet on the website.

ACTIONpack said,
Nope, It's a QR code and the information is in the code itself. It's not like Microsoft Tag which the information is link to Microsoft tag website which can be control on the information.

Made 100s of them for a company I work for to link buckets to the technical sheet on the website.

Like others have said, they'll be hidden in a package of some sort.

Don't all the current cards have to be activated at the register before they are used as well? Regardless of if all of the data is in the code itself, that doesn't mean they can't send a signal to a remote server to activate it. Not sure how that works in a big store though as that seems it would need some kind of special system or setup at each register.

Either way, this is the best thing I've heard from the Xbox One. Is there anything at all more annoying than typing a 25 digit code in on your controller? Especially when they all decided to be *******s and force you to type in a code to use multiplayer at all.

ACTIONpack said,
Nope, It's a QR code and the information is in the code itself. It's not like Microsoft Tag which the information is link to Microsoft tag website which can be control on the information.

Made 100s of them for a company I work for to link buckets to the technical sheet on the website.

I'm sure it checks to see if the code has been activated regardless... That's trivial compared to everything else they did with this console...

ACTIONpack said,
Nope, It's a QR code and the information is in the code itself. It's not like Microsoft Tag which the information is link to Microsoft tag website which can be control on the information.

Made 100s of them for a company I work for to link buckets to the technical sheet on the website.

The QR code will just encode an alpha-numeric code that will also be included on the package so that you can enter the code in online. This isn't going to allow you to snap pictures and get free live.

ACTIONpack said,
Nope, It's a QR code and the information is in the code itself. It's not like Microsoft Tag which the information is link to Microsoft tag website which can be control on the information.

Made 100s of them for a company I work for to link buckets to the technical sheet on the website.

Whether it's a 14 digit number that needs to be scribbled to become visible or a QR code [hopefully covered by tearable paper], which likely translates directly to a similar number anyway, it's somehow associated with a payment on the other side. Otherwise they're both equally insecure means of gaining free money.

Of course, even if they're not immediately validated against a purchase, which may be the case, they could quite easily find your stolen codes eventually.

Real question: how'd they make this with no Vine on WP?
Also of note, the Bing Vision QR scanning on my WP is just as fast. Good to see that quality carries over.

Like most prepaid cards, they aren't activated until someone at the cash register has activated it. I can actually just walk in, steal 50 360 codes, and none of them would work

Vinylchan said,
Like most prepaid cards, they aren't activated until someone at the cash register has activated it. I can actually just walk in, steal 50 360 codes, and none of them would work

if its a qr code that does not matter

ACTIONpack said,

if its a qr code that does not matter

The QR code contains a code, which won't work until it's been activated at point of sale. Whether it be a QR code, or a string of characters (i.e. an xbox live prepay card), it won't be of any value until someone has paid for it.

Mulsivaas said,
Real question: how'd they make this with no Vine on WP?
Also of note, the Bing Vision QR scanning on my WP is just as fast. Good to see that quality carries over.

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