The wonderful folks at PCMag.com have gotten an XBOX One early for review purposes. Based on the video review, the XBOX One’s voice controls are really nice. While they are still not perfect, the Kinect can hear commands very well and can typically figure out what you are attempting to say. The navigation works rather well with just a big of lag between the command and action. The XBOX One will allow you to control pretty much any activity except playing video games with your voice. The voice command technology within the XBOX One is light years ahead of the current PlayStation 4 with it’s optional earpiece and camera system.
The XBOX One’s voice commands consist of two types. The XBOX One has universal commands which can be accessed from anywhere outside of a video game. To specify a universal command you would need to begin with “XBOX
Checkout the video below to see how the XBOX One functions with voice commands. As mentioned earlier it is not perfect but it does work surprisingly well. As with everything it takes some time and practice to learn how to properly utilize the new voice command features. No doubt with time and console updates Microsoft will improve the functionality and potentially add additional commands and features to the XBOX One and Kinect.