Cortana Xbox Commands: Mastering Voice Control

If you own an Xbox and want to take full advantage of its voice control capabilities, mastering Cortana Xbox Commands is a must. Not only will it save you time, but it also makes gaming and streaming much more convenient. Below are some examples of commands you can use to make your gaming experience more seamless.

#1 Navigation

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“Hey Cortana, go home”
“Hey Cortana, go to Friends”
“Hey Cortana, go to Parties”
“Hey Cortana, go to Game DVR”
“Hey Cortana, go to Marketplace”
“Hey Cortana, go to Settings”
“Hey Cortana, go to System”

#2 Streaming

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“Hey Cortana, record that”
“Hey Cortana, broadcast”
“Hey Cortana, invite [friend’s name] to a party”
“Hey Cortana, start a party”
“Hey Cortana, invite party to game”
“Hey Cortana, join party”
“Hey Cortana, switch to HDMI input”
“Hey Cortana, start streaming on Twitch”
“Hey Cortana, stop streaming on Twitch”

#3 Game Control

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“Hey Cortana, start [game name]”
“Hey Cortana, pause”
“Hey Cortana, resume”
“Hey Cortana, quit game”
“Hey Cortana, restart game”
“Hey Cortana, turn off Xbox”
“Hey Cortana, turn on Xbox”
“Hey Cortana, go to game hub”
“Hey Cortana, show achievements”

#4 Media Control

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“Hey Cortana, play music”
“Hey Cortana, pause music”
“Hey Cortana, next track”
“Hey Cortana, previous track”
“Hey Cortana, shuffle music”
“Hey Cortana, play [TV show/film] on Netflix”
“Hey Cortana, fast forward”
“Hey Cortana, rewind”
“Hey Cortana, subtitle on/off”

#5 Navigation within Games

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“Hey Cortana, go to map”
“Hey Cortana, switch to melee weapon”
“Hey Cortana, switch to ranged weapon”
“Hey Cortana, reload”
“Hey Cortana, crouch”
“Hey Cortana, jump”
“Hey Cortana, switch to third person view”
“Hey Cortana, use ability”

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