The best Xbox One apps with voice control
You can use Xbox Music to stream your own tunes from your PC as we’ve detailed in previous pages – but it can also be used as a subscription service, like Spotify, to listen to any and all the music you fancy trying out – with added Kinect voice control, too.
This is an app focused on all things film and TV. There’s plenty of trailers, original content and even movies and shows to watch, so if you’re ever stuck for something to do, this might be a good option. You won’t even need to use your hands to navigate, either.
British Channel 4 is renowned for its interesting – and often edgy – original content, and even airs content about videogames from time to time too, unlike most television channels. 4oD is where you’ll go to catch all that, custom-built for the Xbox One.
It’s a pretty big deal for the Xbox One, but here you’ll be able to keep in touch with friends and family without any hassle. As you might expect from an app that emphasises voice communication, Skype is completely manageable using only Kinect.
This is a little more off-the-cuff, serving up intriguing and often in-depth video articles with a wide variety of intellectual matters. A chance to broaden your horizons after an evening listening to Call Of Duty tweens, perhaps, but don’t worry, your fingers can relax here too.