Microsoft today released a new update for the Xbox One to Preview members with a couple of new features and improvements. Today, the company is adding the ability to disable Cortana and use the classic Xbox commands. Additionally, the company is also disabling Cortana for users in France, Italy, Germany and Spain with the latest update. In the Xbox Forums, Microsoft stated:
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.
If you choose to opt-out of Cortana, please be aware of the following: 1) Headset voice control support will be disabled. 2) Voice dictation will be disabled. 3) Universal Windows apps voice features will no longer function. Only “Xbox…” legacy voice commands will be recognized.
If you wish to opt-out of Cortana and use the “Xbox…” legacy voice commands, launch the Guide, navigate to All Settings > System > Cortana settings, and flip the first toggle to Off.
At this time we’re also disabling Cortana for France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, as support for these regions was only planned to be available during this preview period. For now, please continue to use and give feedback on the “Xbox…” legacy voice commands in these regions.
The latest update for the Xbox One should be available shortly, and you’ll be able to install it on your Xbox One if you are a Preview member. Nevertheless, if you happen to use Xbox One Preview, are you happy to see the old Xbox commands return? Let us know in the comment section below.