Xbox One Cortana Voice Commands to Help You Micromanage Things

By   /   Aug 2, 2016
Xbox One Cortana

The summer update for Xbox One is now live. One of the biggest features that the update brings is Xbox One Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for the console.

In addition to this, the said update also improves the console’s ability to detect voice commands. It not only has a wide range of vocabulary, but also allows users to communicate using a headset instead of Kinect.

Xbox One Cortana Voice Commands

Since now you can rely on Xbox One Cortana to get the things done, play games, and operate the system; it is a good idea to get yourself familiarized with several voice commands. Here is the list of Xbox One Cortana commands.

Power – Turn your Xbox on and off

  • “Hey Cortana, Xbox on” – Only with Kinect
  • “Hey Cortana, turn off”
  • “Hey Cortana, restart”

Media controls – Control your media playback

  • “Hey Cortana, pause the movie”
  • “Hey Cortana, rewind”
  • “Hey Cortana, play the next song”
  • “Hey Cortana, mute”

Audio controls – Control your sound level

  • “Hey Cortana, volume up”
  • “Hey Cortana, mute”

Navigation – Getting around on Xbox One

  • “Hey Cortana, go home”
  • “Hey Cortana, go back”
  • “Hey Cortana, show menu”
  • “Hey Cortana, change view”
  • “Hey Cortana, switch”
  • “Hey Cortana, show notifications”

Profile – Sign in, out, and off

  • “Hey Cortana, sign in”
  • “Hey Cortana, sign in as John”
  • “Hey Cortana, sign out”

Friends – Play and chat with friends

  • “Hey Cortana, is Michael online?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s Amy doing?”
  • “Hey Cortana, start a party with Ryan”
  • “Hey Cortana, send a message to Jasmine”

Games & apps – Jump in and have fun

  • “Hey Cortana, snap friends”
  • “Hey Cortana, launch settings”
  • “Hey Cortana, play Forza”

Game captures – Record your awesomeness

  • “Hey Cortana, take a screenshot”
  • “Hey Cortana, start broadcast”
  • “Hey Cortana, record that”

TV & OneGuide – Sit back and enjoy

  • “Hey Cortana, watch TV”
  • “Hey Cortana, watch ESPN”
  • “Hey Cortana, show the OneGuide”

Search – Find what you’re looking for

  • “Hey Cortana, search the web for news about Xbox One”
  • “Hey Cortana, search the store for Minecraft”

Help – Get answers

  • “Hey Cortana, help”
  • “Hey Cortana, what can I say?”

Places – Get directions

  • “Hey Cortana, show me a map of 123 Main Street”
  • “Hey Cortana, how far to the Grand Canyon”
  • “Hey Cortana, when does Starbucks open?”
  • “Hey Cortana, find cheap pizza restaurants near me”

Facts – People, places, things, stuff

  • “Hey Cortana, who is the tallest woman in the world?”
  • “Hey Cortana, who is the president of Finland?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the capital of Qatar?”
  • “Hey Cortana, who won the first Super Bowl?”
  • “Hey Cortana, how tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?”
  • “Hey Cortana, how many floors are in the Empire State Building?”
  • “Hey Cortana, who built the White House?”
  • “Hey Cortana, who are Tom Hanks’ parents?”
  • “Hey Cortana, when does Fall begin?”
  • “Hey Cortana, where was Obama born?”

Tracking – Flights and packages

  • “Hey Cortana, what time does Alaska 32 depart?”
  • “Hey Cortana, flight status for Southwest 11?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the status of Hawaiian flight 21?”
  • “Hey Cortana, when will my package arrive?”

Sports – Scores, stats, and predictions

  • “Hey Cortana, when is the next Seahawks game?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what is the score of the Packers game?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the Arsenal score?”
  • “Hey Cortana, who will win the 49ers Cardinals game?”

Show times – Movies and concerts

  • “Hey Cortana, what are the showtimes for Star Wars?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what movies are playing near me?”
  • “Hey Cortana, Daft Punk events near me?”

Finance – Currency conversions and stocks

  • “Hey Cortana, convert 60 dollars to yen?”
  • “Hey Cortana, bitcoin exchange rate?”
  • “Hey Cortana, how much is Costco stock worth?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the stock market symbol for Ford Motors?”
  • “Hey Cortana, how are the US markets doing?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the value of Microsoft stock?”

Math – Calculations and conversions

  • “Hey Cortana, convert 172 pounds to kilograms”
  • “Hey Cortana, how many meters in 1 kilometer?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the value of cos 60?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what is the square root of 256?”

Dictionary – Define and translate

  • “Hey Cortana, define delve”
  • “Hey Cortana, what is the meaning of spartan?”
  • “Hey Cortana, translate hello to German”
  • “Hey Cortana, how do you say how are you in French?”

Weather – What’s it like out there?

  • “Hey Cortana, is it hot in Rio de Janeiro?”
  • “Hey Cortana, will it rain this weekend?”
  • “Hey Cortana, do I need an umbrella?”
  • “Hey Cortana, what’s the weather right now?”

This is all we have on Xbox One Cortana Voice Commands. If there is anything else you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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