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Hololens Tutorial 211 - voice input not working [SOLVED]

edited May 2016 in Questions And Answers

I'm working my way through the tutorials and for some reason, the spoken elements of 211 (move astronaut, expand model) are not working even when I use the finished code. Is there some setting I may have missed that is required to get voice input to work?

"Hey Cortana" works, so I know the Hololens can hear me - it seems to be specific to the 211 app. Thanks in advance!

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  • @gorgepir thanks for the suggestion - I ran with debugging on and sure enough, the problem was that the microphone capability was not set, just as @ahillier suggested. I solved the issue by pasting the following into the Package.appxmanifest right after the section in Visual Studio, though the Unity approach sounds easier:

        <DeviceCapability Name="microphone"/>

    Thanks both for your help! It now works.

  • I know this is an older thread, but I recently stumbled on a similar issue where the above didn't solve the problem.
    We eventually fixed the issue by disconnecting our bluetooth keyboard from the HoloLens device, and the software was able to register voice commands.

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