Xbox One update will add 'silent reboots' to avoid Instant On embarrassments

Being able to turn on the system with a voice command is pretty neat, but there's one shortcoming: it won't work if the system has performed a system update. Even worse, you won't know that the system performed an update, so you're stuck screaming at a machine that won't listen to you. Thankfully, that'll be fixed with an upcoming Xbox One update.

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"Xbox, On"

"Xbox, On"

"XBOX TURN THE F--- ON"

Have you ever experienced this frustration with Xbox One? Being able to turn on the system with a voice command is pretty neat, but there's one big shortcoming: it won't work if the system has performed a system update. Even worse, you won't know that the system performed an update, so you're stuck screaming at a machine that won't listen to you. Thankfully, that'll be fixed with an upcoming Xbox One update.

The next update will introduce "silent reboot" after system updates. As detailed on Xbox Wire, after this update, if your console is set to Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. No more need to manually turn on your system--and no more embarrassing moments where you're yelling at Kinect wondering who's at fault.

Other new features coming in the next system update will include support for 50Hz playback on Blu-rays and additional controller and headset updates that will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.

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    April 8, 2014 11:45 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One update will add 'silent reboots' to avoid Instant On embarrassments.

    Being able to turn on the system with a voice command is pretty neat, but there's one shortcoming: it won't work if the system has performed a system update. Even worse, you won't know that the system performed an update, so you're stuck screaming at a machine that won't listen to you. Thankfully, that'll be fixed with an upcoming Xbox One update.

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      April 8, 2014 12:11 PM

      Honestly, saying "XBOX On" works so rarely, I'll give it 2 attempts, then just say "XBOXOnXBOXOnXBOXOnXBOXOnXBOXOnXBOXOn..." as I walk towards the xbox to turn it on. 50% of the time it will turn on before I get there...

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      April 8, 2014 12:33 PM

      Turn it the F off all the way. Press the button on the gamepad to turn it back on. Problem solved.

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        April 8, 2014 12:51 PM

        Or have a better way of being able to tell it to turn on.

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          April 8, 2014 12:52 PM

          Harmony Remote works pretty well

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            April 8, 2014 12:54 PM

            Still have to find remote, pick up, press button.

            Talking to it is easier, and you can be doing something else at the same time.

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              April 8, 2014 12:54 PM

              I'm not saying finding a remote/controller is particularly hard ... but the verbal command IS easier and more convenient.

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              April 8, 2014 12:58 PM

              I am so often doing something else with my TV (Apple TV, Xbox 360, DVR) that switching between inputs and everything works better with the remote. I couldn't get the IR blaster to work as well as the remote, so I've just stuck with it, though I certainly see the convenience of the verbal command.

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                April 8, 2014 1:21 PM

                OK, yeah, I can see if you are using a bunch of other devices ...

                Personally, I only have my TV, XBone, and cable box ... so I just say XBox on, and I'm done. I let XBone manage it all.

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          April 8, 2014 12:52 PM

          Seriously ... it's a nice feature ... no need to find the controller ... I can walk in my apartment and tell it to turn on ... or yell at it while taking a dump ... or cooking some freshly soaped chicken.

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          April 8, 2014 8:40 PM

          Just start moaning and grunting out loud, this surely will turn xbox on.

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      April 8, 2014 12:48 PM

      Ahhh, first world problems....

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      April 8, 2014 1:26 PM

      We've got an update for that.

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