Xbox One and Kinect video shows off voice dashboard navigation

Sunday, 27th October 2013 23:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Xbox One is bare weeks away but if you just can’t wait to see how Microsoft’s new console functions, here’s a video showing off dashboard navigation using Kinect-powered voice commands.

The video shows a user switching the console on; loading a video, opening the activity feed; joining a game; recording footage; sharing the captured footage; watching TV; snapping to Internet Explorer; accepting a Skype call; and switching the console off – all in an unrealistically short period of time.

The video was posted on the freshly-updated Xbox One section of, which is full of things you already know, but neatly collated.

The Xbox One launches on November 22 in North America, western Europe, and associated PAL territories including Australia and New Zealand. Here’s the video, courtesy of AllGamesBeta.

Thanks, GameInformer.



  1. Pytox

    lame background music …
    xbox go home ;D

    #1 1 year ago
  2. UuBuU

    I’m still puzzled ~ what’s so inconvenient about pushing a button?

    This doesn’t solve a problem. It’s just a stupid gimmick trying to hide the fact that the Xbox One really isn’t that big of a change from the Xbox 360.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mal617

    Looks cool.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. fengato

    I’m not a fan of giving voice commands – certainly not a selling point for me.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. jaysea

    I was pretty resistant to kinect but I think this will really grow on me. Really like the window snaps.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Oh no its Colt

    @2 Neither is the PS4 from PS3.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. pcbros

    I much rather tell the Xbox to invite a friend to my game using voice commands than having to pause a game and go through menus (especially in the middle of a multiplayer match).

    Remember, it’s a voice and gamepad controlled UI, you can pick your preference. With Smart TVs and other devices starting to offer voice commands, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes mainstream.

    I’m looking forward to this feature.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. absolutezero

    Xbox call an ambulance.

    What do you mean Xbox?

    Xbox help me please, I’m dying.


    #8 1 year ago
  9. absolutezero

    I can’t wait to hear people talking to their Xbones while playing Titanfall and others getting confused.

    I mean I was enjoying this game that I was playing with my friend that I just added myself into but not enough that I won’t just fuck off and watch TV after 5 minutes while letting everyone else in the game know.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. pcbros

    @9 – Siri is a cool feature for iPhones. I’m constantly telling my iPhone to send a text to friends or to call someone while I’m driving. I’m sure “Cortana” will be a cool feature for Xbox ;)

    I see your point, but I’m sure you can mute your headset mic while giving voice commands.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. UuBuU

    @6 I didn’t say it was. Both consoles are essentially just playing a bit of catch up with PC gaming rather than doing anything to really improve or push the boundaries of gaming.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. pcbros

    @11 – I love PC gaming, but in all fairness, PCs don’t really offer any evolution in features. They basically just keep pushing the graphics barrier.

    Either way, Steam is my prefered gaming platform :D

    #12 1 year ago
  13. BrokenIcarus

    This is soooooooooooooooooo fake! :D

    “TitanFall is now ready” What? When did it even start to load?
    WHAAAT? Then he “plays” the GamesCom footage, that was recorded with PC.

    Can’t get any more fake than this.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Un-HolyMOTHERofGOD

    The only time I want to yell at my TV is when football is on and my Dallas Cowboys are losing.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. pcbros

    @13 – It’s a video showing off voice commands and not Titanfall ;)

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Doppleganger

    Xbox one for the win
    @13 He resumed a game he was playing. You are able to go back and forth between tasks if its already active.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. pcbros

    @16 – It would be cool if you could switch between two games :)

    Play one game, but while you wait for your friends or a match to be found, you could be playing another game.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. jason9540

    Cant see this working well for Scottish accent people? But what am i saying it ain’t my problem cause i’m getting a Ps4, but gl to other’s :)

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Joe Anderson

    I’m still wondering if you’re playing multiplayer and listening through the tv, if people’s consoles will all switch off when you say Xbox off.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. polygem

    i wanted ro buy an xbox one but the nsa / kinect thing IS creepy to me. even now that i can plug that thing out it has such a bad aftertaste. i just can’t shake that off. i tried, i can’t. not that i think anyone would watch me or collect data of me swearing at someone in cod – i know that wont be happening – but the massive collection of meta data for science, secret services and advertisers, companies without the user knowing what exactly is happening with their data is a crime imho and it’s dangerous. it’s a threat for any democracy. i truly believe that.
    now give me shit as much as you like. i don’t care, i’ve been thinking this through over and over again. i wont be a bitch to games and trade in my personal rights for that. i will try to minimize that risk at least.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. redwood

    ps4 should have “nathan drake” as the console-voice.. that way it will keep breaking jokes about every command you give it, but won’t actually do anything you tell it to do..

    “ps4 play FIFA”
    ps4 :”seriously?”

    #21 1 year ago
  22. polygem



    they might make an app as dlc

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Major Mayhem 70

    Damn what the haters are saying, i love the features that this system has to offer! They’re cool as phuck!!!

    #23 1 year ago
  24. TheKeyPit

    @17 This will be possible. You can play Dead Rising 3 and start matchmaking for Forza 5 and get right into the multiplayer when it’s ready.

    Edit: Watch from 0:20. It should work like this.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. polygem

    i want to add to my post #20: i’m not against that tech, not at all. i think great stuff could be made by integrating it but if we use it, it needs to be clear what’s really happening with all the data it collects. we need new laws and actually much more controll of those companies and law enforcement in that regard instead of governments sharing bed with multinational corps. if we get that first – i am more than ready :)

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    i’ve heard obama promised not to spy on german chancellor angie merkels mobile anymore. as conciliation price she’ll get an xbox one.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. NiceFellow

    Don’t mind the idea but the cynic in me says that was all too smooth/short – i.e. pretty sure they edited out some of the surely inevitable delay to switch games/apps as stuff is loaded into/out of memory?

    Even allowing the OS a big chunk of the memory for itself (which of course limits games) this seems way to fast/slick.

    Until I see it live myself (which I soon shall) I’m assuming this is the XB1 version of that Kinect video showing scanning, etc.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Pytox

    @29 ofcourse it was just a showcase and not realtime … you can clearly see it was a pre-recorded video

    #28 1 year ago
  29. DrDamn

    “I’m still wondering if you’re playing multiplayer and listening through the tv, if people’s consoles will all switch off when you say Xbox off.”

    Insomniac Dev pointing out that people shouting “XBox off!” over the office intercom is getting a bit old, and yes it does work depending on noise and loudness.

    I like the idea of it but the libraries need to be vastly improved from the 360 and Kinect. That was just too hit and miss to be a viable alternative. Wonder how extensive the PS4 functionality in this area is.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. _LarZen_

    These features are going to sell allot of XBO consoles.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. TheBlackHole

    This is one of the reasons (along with my dislike of the PS controller) that I’m still considering an xbox 1

    #31 1 year ago
  32. pcbros

    At the end of the day, whether it is a killer feature or not, it gives the Xbox a more modern and advanced appearance. That could translate easily into more sales.

    There is a reason TV and other devices show off voice commands in their commercials. It sells.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. DrDamn

    Yep agree. This and the other general game focused advert look great. *If* the experience doesn’t live up to this then it will be interesting to see how word of mouth affects things. With the original Kinect getting it to pick up and do voice commands was more of a game in itself. “Xbox, play disc!” … “XBox, PLAY DISC!” … etc…

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Nephilimator

    WOAH! Xbox One is an ADHD’s wet dream!

    #34 1 year ago
  35. aseddon130

    That looks cool. About time they showed off the dashboard some!

    #35 1 year ago

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