How to set up Instant-On for Xbox One
Though the feature isn’t completely ready yet, there are a few options you can enable to make accessing your Xbox One – and the games you’re playing – quicker than ever. Head into Settings and then Power & startup, then change ‘Power mode’ to ‘Instant-on’ to find these features.
Wake up Xbox by saying “Xbox on”
This will leave Kinect silently on standby waiting for its cue. It won’t listen for any other keyword and no, it won’t record your voice while the Xbox One is turned off. Shout ‘Xbox on’ when you enter the room and it’ll be powered up before you sit down.
Automatically download updates
This will allow your Xbox One to access the internet while the console is turned off (technically it’s in standby mode). Whenever there’s anything to download it will do automatically, so everything’s fresh and ready
to play when you are.
Resume games quickly
This will save the state of your game when you power the Xbox One down, perfect for jumping right into the action where you left off last time. It’s not 100% right now, but it’s a great feature to have all the same. It might not be perfect yet, but we’re sure this is something we’ll soon not be able to imagine gaming without.