How to Turn Volume Down on Xbox One

By Seth Amery

Updated September 22, 2017

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There aren't many things worse than not being able to hear your favorite program, except perhaps when the action suddenly skyrockets in sound. Xbox One users can use the Kinect to alter the volume at any time by using simple vocal commands. Whether you're playing a game or watching a television show, you can turn down your Xbox One volume without having to find that elusive remote.

Xbox One Volume Commands

At any time, say "Xbox, Select" to open a list of features no matter what screen is active. To increase the volume, say "Xbox, volume up." To decrease the volume, say "Xbox, volume down." Alternatively, you may say "Xbox, mute/unmute" to toggle between the two options. For a complete list of commands that the Xbox One offers, you can say "Xbox" on any screen, followed by "More shortcuts." This will display a list of every command sorted by what applications allow you to use them. If you have no desire to use voice commands, rest assured, you can still adjust the TV's volume with the original remote.