Every Single Cortana Voice Commands For Xbox One

Every Single Cortana Voice Commands For Xbox One

August 06, 2019

When you turn on Cortana on your Xbox One, you can interact with your console in unique and exciting ways. You can use a headset microphone, in addition to a Kinect, to provide Cortana voice commands. You can further control your Xbox One using some of the most popular digital assistants.

Cortana Voice Commands For The Xbox One

  • Say “Hey Cortana” to get started
  • Speak naturally,  say “Hey Cortana, go home”  instead of saying“Xbox go home”
  • Say “Hey Cortana, open [XX]” or “Hey Cortana, let’s play [XX]“
  • Say “Hey Cortana, what is [XX] up to?” to check out what a friend is up to without pausing your game
  • Say “Hey Cortana, invite [XX] to a party” to invite a friend to a party.

Turn your Xbox On and Off

  • Hey Cortana, Xbox on (Kinect Only)
  • Hey Cortana, turn off
  • Hey Cortana, restart

Media controls – Control Your Media 

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

Audio controls – Control Your Sound

  • Hey Cortana, volume up
  • Hey Cortana, mute
  • Hey Cortana, volume up 3

Navigation – Xbox One

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

Profile – Sign In and Out

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

Friends – Play and Chat with Online Friends

  • Hey Cortana, is [XX] online?
  • Hey Cortana, what’s [XX]doing?
  • Hey Cortana, start a party with [XX]
  • Hey Cortana, send a message to [XX]

Games & apps – Play Games and Stuff

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

Game captures – Record Your Mediocre Gameplay

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

TV & OneGuide – Be Lazy and Enjoy

  • Hey Cortana, watch Twitch
  • Hey Cortana, watch TV
  • Hey Cortana, show the OneGuide

Search – Find what you’re looking for..sometimes.

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

Help – Get answers To Questions

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

Places – Get directions

  • Hey Cortana, show me a map of 123 FakeStreet
  • Hey Cortana, how far to the North Pole
  • Hey Cortana, when does GameStop open?
  • Hey Cortana, find cheap burger restaurants near me

Facts – People, places, things, stuff

  • Hey Cortana, who is the smallest woman in the world?
  • Hey Cortana, who is the president of Turkey?
  • Hey Cortana, who won the first game of Mario Kart?
  • Hey Cortana, how tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?
  • Hey Cortana, where was Osama Bin Laden born?

Tracking – Flights and Packages

  • Hey Cortana, what time does mh370 depart?
  • Hey Cortana, flight status for Southwest 420?
  • Hey Cortana, when will my package in one piece?

Sports – Scores, Statistics, and Predictions

  • Hey Cortana, when is the next X games?
  • Hey Cortana, what’s the Chelsea score?
  • Hey Cortana, who will win the 49ers Cardinals game?

Showtimes – 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 and Stocks

  • Hey Cortana, convert 60 dollars to yen?
  • Hey Cortana, bitcoin exchange rate?
  • Hey Cortana, what’s the value of Microsoft stock?

Math – Calculations and Conversions

  • Hey Cortana, convert 69 pounds to kilograms
  • Hey Cortana, how many meters in 420 kilometers?
  • Hey Cortana, what’s the value of cos 50?
  • Hey Cortana, what is the square root of 69?

Dictionary – Define and Translate

  • Hey Cortana, define “anxiety”
  • Hey Cortana, what is the meaning of depression?
  • Hey Cortana, translate hello to German”
  • Hey Cortana, how do you say how are you in Australian?

Weather – Hot or Cold?

  • Hey Cortana, is it hot in Hell?
  • Hey Cortana, will it rain acid this weekend?
  • Hey Cortana, do I need an umbrella to incase of acid rain?
  • Hey Cortana, what’s the weather right now in Hell?

Revert to Xbox One Commands

If Cortana isn’t what you want, you have the option to use the original voice control model with the "Xbox" command. When you switch, here’s what you’ll lose:

  • Headset voice control
  • Expanded commands and voice recognition
  • Voice-to-text input (DICKtation)
  • You can bring back Cortana at any time.

To revert to the original voice control model:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings > All settings.
  3. Select System > Cortana settings.
  4. In the window on the right, highlight the On switch, and press the A button to turn it to Off.
  5. Select Restart now to turn off Cortana and restart your Xbox.
  6. When your Xbox has restarted, you’ll be able to use the original Xbox command model for voice control.

To bring back voice interaction with Cortana:

  1. Select My games & apps tile.
  2. Highlight Apps, and then select Cortana.
  3. Follow the prompts, and then restart your Xbox for the changes to take effect.


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