Microsoft HoloLens owners can now install apps with just their voice

A new update to the Windows Store for the Microsoft HoloLens allows owners of the augmented reality headset to navigate through the store and even install apps with just their voice.

This new feature, which was revealed via the official HoloLens Twitter page (via MSPU) was actually set up first as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, where Microsoft added voice tags for various windowed commands. With this new update, that has now been extended to the Windows Store. This now allows HoloLens owners to "hover" in front of a store app listing and then say that app's name to open it up. Voice commands can also be used to install those apps, without having to use any of the HoloLens "pinch" finger controls.

If you want to try this out for yourself, you can purchase the Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition from the Microsoft Store site for a mere $3,000.

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  • $3000 isn't actually THAT bad to be fair. Not if you're going to use it a lot.
  • Well the article say a "mere 3000".
    So I'm guessing they think it's affordable.
  • Nice! Though I suspect this technology could be also applied to regular Windows 10 with Cortana.
  • Or Xbox One with kinect?
  • Mere $3000. Thank you @John Callaham. :)
  • Everyone knows how much the DEVELOPMENT KIT is, you don't have to tag it to EVERY PHUCKING HOLOLENS STORY.
    That's clever, never thought about that.
  • You alright mate?
  • A nice plus for the well-heeled I guess.  God forbid they insert a DVD or visit the Windows store and click the download button. Ewwww, how filthy of me to even consider it?
    ​Yes, I'm hatin' on yet another cool device I can't buy. :)