YouTube's updated Xbox One app supports voice search but not Kinect

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Earlier this week the official YouTube app on Xbox One updated with a sleeker design and improved performance, but one aspect appears to have been neglected.

The app now supports the option to use voice search by navigating to the Search screen and pressing LT on the Xbox One controller. Once this is done, you can use a headset to search for whatever you’re looking for on YouTube. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Kinect, which the app does not detect according to OnMSFT.

While Microsoft ended production of the Kinect back in October 2017 and stopped producing Kinect adapters for Xbox One in January, it’s odd to see an app that supports voice functionality not utilize the peripheral partially designed for that exact reason. Thankfully, though you can’t use the Kinect to search for videos, you can still use it to stop and play them.

Is this a problem for any of you or does it not matter? Would you rather use your headset or your Kinect, provided you still own one? Let us know what you think.


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