This may seem obvious, but there was a time, long, long ago, when we might have guessed the same about the Xbox 360's ability to recognize users' voice commands. And we all know how that turned out.

Thankfully we've got good news: as far as we could tell during our time with the console this week, the Xbox One's new Kinect sensor seems to be much, much better at understanding and carrying out users' vocal orders.

In fact, if your practical use of the Xbox One is anything like the demonstration we were given, you'll be using voice commands for almost everything when using the Xbox One, whether you're switching between apps, changing the channel, or booting up a game.