Plex on Xbox One – Kinect Voice Commands


Recently I purchased an Xbox One with Kinect to replace my aging Xbox 360 and I’ve got to say that I’m quite happy with it. Later I’ll do a full review of the Xbox One but for now I wanted to highlight how the Xbox One’s Kinect voice commands works with the Plex app. In order for this to work you must have the Kinect, and if you’re considering an Xbox One, trust me when I say to make sure you pickup the Kinect. In the video you’ll see that commands and numbers are assigned to certain functions and content. Kinect gets the command right about 80% of the time, but it really depends on things like background noise of the room, how sound travels in that space and positioning of the kinect. A few times I’ve noticed that I try to command the Xbox before it’s ready to take the command, you can see it in the video a couple times.


  1. Ugh, 80% is not good enough. For computer commands, this number needs to be about 95+% to make it acceptable. For writing email/documents, it needs to be about 99.5% to be acceptable. I don't care if it has "Multichannel Echo Cancellation" or anything else if it cannot hear me decently.

    The Amazon Fire TV appears to hit about 95% and that works well enough for this application, but XB1 Kinect's 1 out of 5 words wrong is FAIL.