Check out the full list of Xbox One's Kinect U.S. voice commands

In reading the various reviews of the Xbox One that have been posted so far, one trend is that the Kinect sensor picks up on the owner's voice commands most of the time. If you are buying Microsoft's next-gen console on Friday, you might want to get a head start on what specific commands you need to use to get the device to work.

Game Informer has posted a scan of the Xbox One's U.S. manual that lists all of those Kinect commands. For simplicity's sake, we have posted the list below. Keep in mind that the Kinect voice commands will differ in the other Xbox One launch countries and territories.

System Commands

Xbox on - Wakes up Xbox One, turns on television and cable/satellite set-top box
Xbox turn off - Puts Xbox One to sleep/off, can turn off television and cable/satellite set-top box
Xbox - Shows menu of global voice command options and begins listening for the next command
Xbox select - Shows voice command options for everything on the screen that are supported. Shows channel shortcuts during full screen TV viewing
Stop listening - Stops Kinect from listening or cancels voice commands if Kinect is triggered during causal conversation
Xbox help - Shows help menu with available options
Xbox use a code - Triggers Kinect code scanning for QR codes
Xbox show notification - Shows on-screen notifications


Xbox sign in/out or Xbox sign in as [person] - Signs in/out an Xbox Live member


Xbox record that - Record the previous 30 seconds of gameplay
Xbox start a party - Launches the Party app in Snap mode


Xbox volume up/down and Xbox mute/unmute - controls volume of TV set

Navigation and Multitasking

Xbox go home or Xbox show my stuff - Returns to Home screen
Xbox go to [activity] - Launches specific games, TV shows, apps, notifications and sections of the dash.
Xbox show menu - In full screen, shows menu for whatever is on the screen. At Home, shows menu for whatever is in the current window
Xbox go back - Returns to previous screen or menu option
Xbox Snap [app] - Launches activity in Snap mode
Xbox unsnap - Unsnaps activity in Snap mode
Xbox switch - Switches control of the activities in Snap mode and Fill mode


Xbox Skype [Person] or Xbox call [person] - Launches Skype call, must ba a person from your Skype favorites list on your Xbox One
Xbox answer/answer without video - Answers incoming Skype call
Xbox hang up - Ends Skye call
Xbox send a message - Sends message to your Xbox Live friends


Xbox watch TV - Launches cable or satellite TV from set top box
Xbox watch [channel] - Changes cable or satellite TVĀ  to specific channel when channel shortcuts are showing
Xbox show guide or Xbox OneGuide - Launches OneGuide for cable or satellite TV subscribers

Transport Controls

Xbox play/stop/pause/fast forward/rewind/faster/slower/skip forward/skip backward/next song/previous song - Transport controls for media playback; play and pause also work for gameplay.
Xbox Play [music/video] - Launches video and music playback

Bing and Internet Explorer

Browse to [website] - Browse to the specific website when in Internet Explorer
Xbox Bing [name] - Launches Bing and searches for the specific item[s]

Source: Game Informer | Image via Microsoft

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