Here Are Your Xbox One Voice Commands and Hand Gestures


Thanks to IGN as well as other sites, we now have a complete list of voice commands for your shiney new Xbox One. Just say "Xbox" and shortly after say one of the following commands. So far I can say that these work rather well so give it a shot and let me know what difficulties you are having. You can also download the guide here that includes hand gestures. I've posted the gestures below for quick reference.

Be a chatty Cathy/Carl

Get handsy

What you say:

What Xbox does:

Xbox on

Xbox turn off


Xbox select

Stop listening

Xbox help

Xbox use a code

Xbox show notification

Xbox sign in

Xbox sign out

Xbox sign in as

Xbox sign out as

Xbox record that

Xbox start a party

Xbox volume up

Xbox volume down

Xbox mute

Xbox unmute

Xbox go home

Xbox show my stuff

Xbox go to _______

Xbox show menu

Xbox go back

Xbox snap _________

Xbox unsnap

Xbox switch

Xbox Skype ________

Xbox call ________

Xbox answer

Xbox answer without video

Xbox hang up

Xbox send a message

Xbox watch TV

Xbox watch _______

Xbox show guide

Xbox OneGuide

Xbox play

Xbox stop

Xbox pause

Xbox fast-forward

Xbox rewind

Xbox faster

Xbox slower

Xbox skip forward

Xbox skip backward

Xbox next song

Xbox previous song

Xbox play music

Xbox play video

Browse to ________

Xbox Bing ________

Wakes up system, turns on TV and set-top box

Powers off Xbox, optionally powers off TV or set top box

Shows master voice command options

Shows contextual voice command options

Cancels voice command mode

Help menu

Kinect scan for Qr codes

Show notifications

Sign in to XBL

Sign out of XBL

Sign in a user by name

Sign out a user by name

Records previous 30 seconds of game footage

Starts party application

Increases volume

Decreases volume

Activates mute

Deactivates mute

Opens Home

Opens home

Launches games or applications by name

Opens contextual menu

Go back to previous screen or cycle back a menu option

Opens named application in snap mode

Unsnaps an activity

Switches control

Skypes favorites list friend by name

Skypes favorites list friend by name

Answers Skype call with video

Answers Skype call without video

Hang up Skype

Send a message to Friends

Opens TV through set-top box

Watch TV by channel name

Show OneGuide

Show OneGuide

Play movie, song, or game

Stop movie or song

Pause movie, song, or game

Fast-Forward movie or song

Rewind movie or song

Increase speed of movie or song

Slow down movie or song

Skip forward movie or song track

Skip backward movie or song track

Go to next song

Go to previous song

Open music playback

Open video playback

Within IE, go to a particular website by name

Bing search for term by name

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