Kinect Voice Controls To Improve Over Time Says Microsoft Spokesperson

The Kinect is a great little device that utilizes a lot of voice controls. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. Read below to see GamerFitNation’s brief interview with a Microsoft spokesperson to see what Xbox users can expect in the near future.

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AngelicIceDiamond1604d ago

The voice controls work fine for me.

legionsoup1604d ago

They are iffy. The hardest one for me is turning the Xbox on. After that, I can get most of the things to work in 1 or 2 tries. Either way, a controller is almost always the better option.

AngelicIceDiamond1604d ago

Have you tried setting up your Kinect's voice commands properly?

I had some iffy moments as well but I re-calibrated Kinect and it works much better now.

Sethry1011604d ago

If I'm going to pay $500 for a Machine I expect it to do what it advertises, perfectly.

I'm not paying for 80% or even 95% accuracy. If MS want my money they need to make what I'm paying for work perfectly. That's why even though I owned a 360, I never bought the Kinect.

vikingland11604d ago


I have had the same experience with Kinect as you just described and I agree with everything you stated. I must add that when Kinect works correctly it is amazing. They need to make it work every time.

NoLongerHereCBA1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

I love how you give your opinion based on the topic itself and don't talk about anything else or discredit anything, yet still get more disagrees then agrees.


XiSasukeUchiha1604d ago

Finally some confirmation to help voice commands.

eferreira1604d ago

They don't work all the time with me, I had a friend over showing him the commands and he just said why not just use the controller? Ended up being quicker with the pad

lonewolfjedi1604d ago

because with the power of the cloud over time it will be like having 10 kinects in your living room

BanginBiscuitz1604d ago

Im definitely around 90%, it pretty much always hears me. If you speak clear it is exactly what Microsoft said the fastest possible way to navigate to what you want. From anywhere it is Xbox go to ... Xbox send message... it is fantastic. Upgrades are always welcome but it is already great!

Gabenbrah1604d ago

I love the voice commands, they work about 90 - 95% of the time, you just need to learn the right way of saying it. If they can improve it's recognition and be able to go into games by saying Forza 5, instead of Forza Motorsport 5, I'd be very happy.

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