1. Pete's Avatar
    As far as I understand, I can use Xbox One to overlay/control my satellite TV box. Seems a bit clunky to go this with the Xbox controller though. Has anyone seen mention of a media remote controller for the Xbox One? There's none in the MS accessories store online.
    10-15-2013 07:03 AM
  2. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    As far as I understand, I can use Xbox One to overlay/control my satellite TV box. Seems a bit clunky to go this with the Xbox controller though. Has anyone seen mention of a media remote controller for the Xbox One? There's none in the MS accessories store online.
    Why? You can do everything with Kinect. :)

    "Xbox, watch ESPN2"
    "Xbox, channel 435"
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    10-15-2013 08:37 AM
  3. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I concur with Robert. No need for a remote, just say what you want. I LOVE that feature with Netflix right now on my 360.
    10-15-2013 05:58 PM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Some of us don't want to do that, though. I hate the idea of talking to my console. I hate the idea of talking to my phone, and never have. In fact, I'll continue the tinfoil hat routine when I get my console, and I won't plug in the Kinect unless I am playing a Kinect-enabled game where I specifically want the controls (think Disneyland Adventures).

    The controller probably won't be a terrible solution, as the triggers could work to scroll through pages. Given the short length of TV channels, typing them wouldn't be too bad, either. Then there's the obvious solution--SmartGlass remote functionality. Just make it a touch version of a TV remote.
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    10-16-2013 02:42 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Absolutely agree.

    Can you imagine how tedious it would be to browse the TV listings using voice commands, especially when every command has to start with "Xbox". Voice commands are great for specific tasks, but not for browsing menus/listings.

    Using the controller might be ok, but I'm used to my Sky remote.
    10-16-2013 03:50 AM
  6. TheSuperShoe's Avatar
    Absolutely agree.

    Can you imagine how tedious it would be to browse the TV listings using voice commands, especially when every command has to start with "Xbox". Voice commands are great for specific tasks, but not for browsing menus/listings.

    Using the controller might be ok, but I'm used to my Sky remote.
    If they do it like Netflix does now on the 360. You just say 'XBox' once and then there's just a timeout for the next command. So it's usually, "Xbox, next. Next. Next. Play 2". It can get a little annoying through long lists, but ,since I'm a messy person, I can never find my remote, so I REALLY like it.
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    10-16-2013 11:37 AM
  7. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It can get a little annoying through long lists, but ,since I'm a messy person, I can never find my remote, so I REALLY like it.
    Like I said, SmartGlass should be the solution.
    10-16-2013 01:40 PM
  8. sinime's Avatar
    Absolutely agree.

    Can you imagine how tedious it would be to browse the TV listings using voice commands, especially when every command has to start with "Xbox". Voice commands are great for specific tasks, but not for browsing menus/listings.

    Using the controller might be ok, but I'm used to my Sky remote.
    I don't think evey command needs to start with "XBox"... Once the One knows you are wanting to interact with it, it stays in a listening state... although I'm not sure what drops it out of the listening state.... maybe X seconds of no commands?
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    10-16-2013 02:20 PM
  9. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Absolutely agree.

    Can you imagine how tedious it would be to browse the TV listings using voice commands, especially when every command has to start with "Xbox". Voice commands are great for specific tasks, but not for browsing menus/listings.

    Using the controller might be ok, but I'm used to my Sky remote.
    You don't have to say Xbox before every command. (See: Xbox One Reveal)

    All I was saying is that there is no need to a TV-like remote control. The Xbox Controller combined with SmartGlass and voice commands are all you need. If you aren't satisfied, Xbox One might not be for you. Also, I'm guessing navigating the guide with a swipe up/down gesture will work too. You have plenty of options.

    Also, I'm guessing you will be able to add specific channels to a Favorites section, so it will be easy to navigate to your popular channels via controller.
    10-17-2013 08:59 AM
  10. Pete's Avatar
    Xbox One is most definitely for me. Don't confuse me with people who enjoy getting completely bent out of shape if their hopes and dreams aren't handed to them on a gold plated platter.

    I'm sure I'll cope and be happy with whatever Microsoft gives me.
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    10-17-2013 09:32 AM
  11. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Xbox One is most definitely for me. Don't confuse me with people who enjoy getting completely bent out of shape if their hopes and dreams aren't handed to them on a gold plated platter.

    I'm sure I'll cope and be happy with whatever Microsoft gives me.
    That's the spirit haha
    10-17-2013 09:39 AM
  12. MobileVortex's Avatar
    It's a weird world we live in. Why not at least try the voice commands? I use it all the time.. I can walk by my xbox turn it on (wont have to with xbone) can say "xbox apps, music, iheartradio" "xbox my stations play 1" all from the kitchen while I'm cleaning up or making food. same thing with netflix, or anything else really. All hands free, while I'm doing something else. Never need to pull out my phone, find a controller or anything else. People just get these idea's in their heads and wont let go of them. Open your mind to new possibilities, adapt, grow, etc. I don't get how voice is not a viable input, rather then your fingers.
    10-17-2013 10:00 AM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    For those that are curious and don't want to use voice commands and/or smartglass, the XBox One will be controllable by a universal remote...

    Q: Will there be a remote control for Xbox One? / Why is there not a remote for launch?
    A: ...We will also publish our Xbox One infrared remote control codes at launch for existing 3rd party universal remotes to use.
    Source: The Good News About Xbox One That Microsoft Brushed Right Over

    In all honesty, IDK why the PS3 didn't have an IR reciever... for that matter, why do most modern phones no longer include an IR?
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    10-17-2013 02:42 PM
  14. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It's a weird world we live in. Why not at least try the voice commands?
    You say this as if they're some unknown. Those of us who don't want to use them know what they are, how they work, and why we don't want them. I don't use the radio on my Xbox. Heck, I don't use the radio AT ALL. When I do stuff outside of my room and want music, I use my Lumia 920, which has over 2,400 songs--more than enough to do the dishes to. I know where my controller is at all times, so I don't need to find it.

    You are making the assumption that we all want our console to serve as a single machine for controlling all media, but that's not how we all work. I use my gaming console for gaming. If I turn on my Xbox, it's to play a game. I don't turn it on to watch Netflix (which I don't use) or listen to music (do that with my phone) or to play with non-gaming applications (have my PC for that). If my Xbox is being turned on, there is a 99.99% chance I am going to play a game, with the .01% exception being when I go to start a download of a game (after which I turn my Xbox off and let the download run in the background, like with Games for Gold titles). Because of that reality, I don't need voice commands. Telling my Xbox to turn on does not serve a useful purpose over pressing a button on my controller, it just does not.

    My desktop is my multi-use device, not my Xbox. You're telling us to open out minds to new possibilities, but maybe you should open your mind to the idea that we're not all looking for our consoles to do all of the stuff that you want.
    10-17-2013 03:16 PM
  15. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I get it, u dont have a need for it. If all ur doing is playing games that's cool. I try to make the most out of my devices, and utilize them to make my life easier. My only source of entertainment is netflix, and over the air broadcast. I stream music from my computer to my phone and other devices. You seem very "one track" minded which is fine, i like using different inputs and experimenting with different and possibly better ways of doing things. It's just nice when im walking up the stairs with laundry in my hands to say "xbox next" and it will play the next song. Heck even playing on my PC ill use my xbox for music so while im in a team fight in LoL i dont have to alt-tab or hit the media keys on my keyboard. "xbox next" is all i need.

    When it comes to games tho i do agree with you Kinect at this point is next to worthless. Maybe there will be something that i never imagined would be cool or fun but other then working out and going bowling i dont see much use for it. honestly i wish i could use more voice input for my phone. it would be great to go "phone add to shopping list: peanut butter, bread, cookies, etc" because im that lazy.
    10-17-2013 03:47 PM
  16. sinime's Avatar
    It still remains to be seen, but subtle things that may be added to non-“Kinect” games could be a winning feature. Things like tracking your movements and allowing you to look around corners, shrug off zombies, attract zombies by making too much racket, switch who’s gamer tag signed in on a particular controller, pause movies cause you left the room, etc… I’m sure some dev will come up with some mind blowing way to integrate it into their game.
    10-18-2013 10:00 AM
  17. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    attract zombies by making too much racket
    While this is a pretty cool feature, it is actually something that turns me off to the Kinect. I like to play my games with music on quite a bit, so it would suck if I had to change my gaming habits to make use of the Kinect (though if the feature wasn't there, I'd have nothing to be impressed by). I wonder if the game maybe creates a baseline level of noise in the room, and the zombies react when that relative level of noise increases, or there is just a general threshold.
    10-18-2013 01:01 PM
  18. sinime's Avatar
    While this is a pretty cool feature, it is actually something that turns me off to the Kinect. I like to play my games with music on quite a bit, so it would suck if I had to change my gaming habits to make use of the Kinect (though if the feature wasn't there, I'd have nothing to be impressed by). I wonder if the game maybe creates a baseline level of noise in the room, and the zombies react when that relative level of noise increases, or there is just a general threshold.
    Are you streaming the music through the 360 while playing games or using something else for the music? Just asking cause the Kinect on the One is supposed to be able to noise cancel out just about all the sound its pumping out to your TV... in other words, I believe you'd have no problems streaming music to the One while playing a game that is responding to noise you make, like Dead Rising 3... Kinect 2.0 Voice Hear Demo - YouTube
    Last edited by sinime; 10-18-2013 at 05:11 PM.
    10-18-2013 02:42 PM
  19. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    As I mentioned before, my console is used only for gaming. I play my music through my phone when I'm playing games. Also, what is "anotherwords?"
    10-18-2013 04:25 PM
  20. sinime's Avatar
    Should have been in other words 😌
    Last edited by sinime; 10-18-2013 at 05:28 PM.
    10-18-2013 04:52 PM
  21. Mystictrust's Avatar
    For those that are curious and don't want to use voice commands and/or smartglass, the XBox One will be controllable by a universal remote...

    Source: The Good News About Xbox One That Microsoft Brushed Right Over
    THANK YOU! That is the first I have seen of that. I have the official Xbox remote for my 360 (the older white one that lights up) and use it ALL THE TIME. It really saves battery versus the controller when I am not playing games. I am hoping it works naturally with no problems though, because I am not sure how or even if it is possible at all to program in codes for it. If anyone here knows, please tell me :) I love that it has A, B, X, Y buttons (and the big Xbox button to open up the guide) as well, because it makes it much easier to navigate around the UI - I use it for more than just media, sometimes I use it to download games to play later or rearrange "My Pins"

    As much as I love the Kinect, it seems it would be much more convenient/easy to use the remote for most operations anyway - there are exceptions, though. I get up and go into the kitchen to check on things or make things a lot while watching Netflix on my Xbox, so I bring the Xbox remote everywhere with me and it's nowhere to be found when I sit back on the couch. Simple pause and resume via voice commands is acceptable in those cases ;)
    10-19-2013 03:20 PM

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