With Microsoft continuing to refine and update the Xbox One system, the newest Xbox One Preview Update includes multiple bug fixes and a new feature allowing you to turn off Cortana voice commands.
Eventually meant to take the place of the standard “Xbox…” voice commands, now called legacy voice commands, Cortana has a much wider range of abilities. With that wider range and greater margin for error however, Cortana currently takes longer and is less accurate than the older system.
“Thanks for helping us test Cortana on Xbox One! We’ve received tons of excellent usage data and feedback, leading to dozens of improvements. While we continue to train Cortana, if you choose to opt out of Cortana, the “Xbox…” legacy voice command will be enabled,” Microsoft writes in the patch notes (via Windows Central).
For those that do choose to disable the new voice commands, Microsoft notes all the additional functionality connected to them will stop. This includes headset voice control support, voice dictation, and Universal Windows apps voice features.
Among the other issues addressed in the update, a problem keeping headphones from working has been resolved, along with an issue causing Netflix to stutter, and a bug causing different error codes for EA Access.
While there is still no word on an official release for Cortana on Xbox One, these changes are currently live in the Xbox One Preview Program. Look for them to release for everyone else in the near future.