Xbox One October update adds new Avatars, Alexa controls, Dolby Vision HDR

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

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

You can power on/off the console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts, capture screenshots, and more. For Windows 10 users, a new Xbox Avatar Editor is also available to download from the Microsoft Store for Avatar tweaks on the go.

These new updates are immensely powerful, with more than 16 million color options for nearly all the Avatar items.

Those who prefer to use their old Avatar and still do so, but if they switch over, they will find all the content from still available via the Xbox Original Avatars app. An Australian version of English language for Narrator is also being added. This Xbox One S bundle packages the Xbox One S console with a Sandstone version of the Amazon Echo Dot. This Xbox One X bundle packages Microsoft's UHD HDR beast with a matching Charcoal version of the Amazon Echo Dot - and, of course, National Basketball Association 2K19. For example, if you have the Xbox skill enabled on your Echo, say, "Alexa, launch Forza Horizon 4", and then it will automatically turn on your console, sign you in, and launch the game. To set up Alexa, just say, "Alexa, open Xbox" and to set up Cortana, just say, "Hey Cortana, open Xbox", or search for "Xbox" in the assistant skill store.

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. For those unfamiliar, Dolby Vision is Dolby's proprietary format for HDR video, and you'll need a compatible TV set to take advantage of it. With this deal, you're basically getting one of the new Echo Dot devices for free with your purchase of either an Xbox One X or Xbox One S console, saving you from having to spend $50 on one separately.

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Dolby Vision HDR video streaming has been implemented as well, supported on Netflix with a premium subscription.

"Avatars will appear across your Xbox One".

The update is now rolling out to Xbox One owners worldwide and includes a number of new features, such as new Xbox Avatars, and support for five new languages within the Narrator tool.

Watch a full overview of the update below.

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