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article imageXbox One TV commerical switches on Xbox consoles

By Tim Sandle     Jun 15, 2014 in Technology
Xbox One owners are complaining that a new television commercial is inadvertently switching their consoles. There have been several complaints from Xbox owners about consoles activating on without their permission.
The television advert features Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul. Early into the commercial,
the actor says "Xbox On," according to the Guardian. With a wisp of irony, the instruction appears to trigger the machine's Kinect voice/motion sensor, activating the console.
Here is the commercial in question:
According to the BBC, Miscrosoft have said it has no comment to make at this time. The company notes that previous adverts have also featured voice commands and that there have been no previous issues.
The bland statement from the tech company has not reassured Xbox One owners, with many taking to social media to express their frustrations. Some examples are:
"Aaron Paul just turned my Xbox One via the Xbox advert. (Which triggered the IR [infrared] blaster to switch my TV off..)" tweets Qassim Farid, a UK-based tech blogger.
Chesterfield-based Tom Neal writes: "@Xbox your new TV advert is annoying the hell outta me. Aaron Paul keeps turning my console on… #stooooop"
The effect has also been noted on news discussion site Reddit's Xbox section, with one commentator writing: "Damn commercial keeps turning on my xbox! Lol"
Sky News notes that last month Microsoft angered early adopters of the console by announcing a cheaper version without Kinect. Sales of the device have been flagging in comparison to the PlayStation 4, partly due to the console’s higher price tag.
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