October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

Microsoft is also adding Dolby Vision to the Xbox One becoming the only other than Apple TV 4K and Google's Chromecast Ultra to support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. That deal is coming soon, but supplies will be limited.The newly revised Avatars are available for all users today as well. You can enable it through the Settings menu.

You can download the Xbox October Update today and check out a detailed explanation of all the new features over on Xbox's website or in the video below. If you'd prefer, you can stick with your old Xbox 360-style Avatar as well.

Check out the YouTube video below for the full rundown on the October 2018 update. They're no Miitomo and there's not much avatar-avatar interaction possible, but expressing a little personality to represent you without plastering your face all over Xbox Live never hurt anyone. The store will be updated with new content every month (unsurprisingly) to make sure that people keep spending that cash.

The new update also integrates Amazon Alexa and Cortana via Xbox Skill which allows you to navigate and interact with your Xbox through Alexa and Cortana-powered devices. Using one of these AI devices, players can turn their console on and off, launch games, and capture screenshots. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Taylor Swift Wins Big at the AMAs and Encourages Fans to Vote
I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent'. If you believe in equality for women, for people of colour, for the LGBTQ community. 'She voted against equal pay for women.

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. Similar to technologies like HDR+, Dolby Vision offers dynamic HDR based on the scene, while standard HDR is the same throughout the movie or TV show that you're watching.

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. Five additional languages are available through the Narrator on Xbox One.

Microsoft's October 2018 update for the Xbox One is finally here, and this update is a big one that adds some major new features to the console. Said features were issued to Insiders a couple months back.

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