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RumorTT: New Xbox to include Siri-like voice recognition

New Xbox to include wake-on voice feature by using Siri-like software.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 10:10 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

The Verge is reporting that the new Microsoft Xbox, code-named Durango, will include speech recognition software. They attributed it to something similar to Apple's Siri.

RumorTT: New Xbox to include Siri-like voice recognition | TweakTown.com

The new software is said to support wake-on voice, natural language controls as well as speech to text functionality. Users will be able to walk into the room and say a command like "Xbox on", and the console will boot up.

Users will be able to pause video content and resume it with voice commands as well as being able to search and purchase games through the marketplace using nothing more than speech. It is also rumored that Redmond is investigating functionality that would allow a Kinect sensor to detect when an individual enters a room, and it would suggest appropriate content after the user queries the Xbox.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

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