12-12-2011 03:24 AM
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  1. wpb211's Avatar
    Just curious, what would you use it to type? If you want to send a msg to a friend, why bring the Xbox into the equation at all? Same for redeeming codes...and I can't think of anything else I'd type in, haha.
    well, there are a couple places I cn think of to type: searching Netflix titles and entering new profile data for new users.
    12-08-2011 01:10 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    The new dashboard is growing on me. I really do like the new Netflix.

    The companion app is too sparse. There needs to be just as many controls as a controller.

    I also want the ability to use my voice for searching from the app. And I want to be able to launch XBOX apps through voice commands to the phone.

    It's my guess that this XBOX Companion app is just the beginning. And that better functionality will be rolled out in time.
    ninjaap and Duvi like this.
    12-08-2011 01:38 PM
  3. russshoe's Avatar
    Got in Drand Rapids MI
    12-08-2011 01:40 PM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    The new dashboard is growing on me. I really do like the new Netflix.

    The companion app is too sparse. There needs to be just as many controls as a controller.

    I also want the ability to use my voice for searching from the app. And I want to be able to launch XBOX apps through voice commands to the phone.

    It's my guess that this XBOX Companion app is just the beginning. And that better functionality will be rolled out in time.
    I agree. I want to be able to use the app as a mic. It's a bit ridiculous at times when I have to yell commands over high volume when I'm watching a movie or playing games.
    12-08-2011 01:42 PM
  5. SilverCha0s's Avatar
    Voice control via phone. I really like that idea
    12-09-2011 03:12 AM
  6. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    Voice control via phone. I really like that idea
    That seems to be a popular wish, but MS wants you to buy a Kinect.
    12-09-2011 08:54 AM
  7. Curtieson's Avatar
    Did it work though?
    The one guy said it did...I thought...to lazy to look, haha

    well, there are a couple places I cn think of to type: searching Netflix titles and entering new profile data for new users.
    But, you can search Netflix and enter Profile Data on your phone, again, no need to include the Xbox in it! So, it wouldn't be needed as a wireless keyboard, because they made it so 99% of the things you would ever want to enter can just be entered on the phone.

    The new Online Passes from EA games, they are a special code (16 digits?) and have to be entered on the console....that is the 1%, haha

    That seems to be a popular wish, but MS wants you to buy a Kinect.
    I was thinking the same thing! They want you to get a Kinect to use your voice...I wonder if they make close to $100 for each WP7 they sell...? I wonder which product gets MS more revenue.

    Got in Drand Rapids MI
    Is that North or South of Grand Rapids?
    12-09-2011 09:21 AM
  8. SilverCha0s's Avatar
    Well I had the same problem and it seemed to fix it for me
    12-09-2011 09:25 AM
  9. SilverCha0s's Avatar
    When I actually went into my storage device I had a file in my zune folder that said Corrupt. So i deleted it, now working
    12-09-2011 09:26 AM
  10. ninjaap's Avatar
    That seems to be a popular wish, but MS wants you to buy a Kinect.
    I meant it to augment the Kinect, not replace it. The Kinect can't hear you at times when the volume is a little high when watching a movie or playing games. If the phone was right next to you on the sofa, then you wouldn't have to yell or repeat yourself as often. Besides, you still need the Kinect for gestures.
    12-09-2011 09:44 AM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    That seems to be a popular wish, but MS wants you to buy a Kinect.
    I have Kinect. But if I'm going to have ny phone, it would be nice to just be able to do it without having to speak loudly.

    And I also have a remote control that came with my Xbox. Yet, the mimicked part of that functionality with the companion app.

    Right now the companion app his seems like a neat tech demo.
    12-10-2011 05:01 PM
  12. SilverCha0s's Avatar
    Yeah agreed, No real use for it yet for me personally
    12-11-2011 03:03 AM
  13. welsbloke's Avatar
    I had been suffering a problem with the Zune apps and Sky apps in that they would not start from every location with Sky for example only working if started from the quickplay. The symptons when I did click on Zune music for example it would attempt to download the app finish then bug out.

    I finally found the solution and for what it is worth this problem affected all 3 consoles that I logged onto using the roaming profile so this may be a clue.


    I decided I would delete the Zune app so went to storage as you do and found under the app itself an area described as corrupted. I deleted this and hey presto it now works. Did the same for the Sky app and it too now works. This issue was also the same on the other two, weird but at least it now works properly.

    Still loving the update though :)
    12-11-2011 05:02 AM
  14. welsbloke's Avatar
    That seems to be a popular wish, but MS wants you to buy a Kinect.
    But do they? Or would they be happy with a WP purchase? I would suggest they would benefit both ways. I have Kinect but would love to be able to augment this via my phone if only for the fact that I have 3 xboxes and with the best will in the world Microsoft are dreaming if they think I will buy another 2 Kinect boxes for voice functionality.
    12-11-2011 05:05 AM
  15. SilverCha0s's Avatar
    I don't have a kinect because I don't think I would use it all that much but I have heard great things
    12-12-2011 03:24 AM
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