Xbox October Update Rolling Out Now

15 October, 2018, 06:31 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
  • Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

Microsoft has been constantly upgrading the Xbox One and in their latest update they have added support for Cortana and Alexa.

In any event, this is an opportunity to score a nice deal on a new Xbox One console.

Also, the Avatar Store would now permit users to acquire some new outfits and other equipment for their Avatars, such as items inspired by the Halo and Gears of War franchises. You can use the new Photobooth feature to take pictures of your new Avatar to share around the network, or use as your gamerpic if you so choose.

As Microsoft reported, users can still use the original avatars if they want that, as the older avatars would remain available in the Xbox Original Avatars.

Cortana and Alexa are stepping their game up in the October 2018 update with the Xbox Skill, which enables voice interaction and navigation beyond what the late Kinect was capable of. For example, you can say, "Alexa, launch Forza Horizon 4", and the game will launch on your console.

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The catch here is that you're not talking to the Xbox One directly. To set up Alexa, say, "Alexa, open Xbox".

The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. It should download automatically the next time you start up your system. Dolby Vision support is also coming to streaming video apps on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. This is officially labeled as the October firmware update.

Dolby Vision HDR video streaming support has arrived for premium Netflix subscribers. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Dolby Vision is supported by select TVs made in 2017 and 2018 by LG, Sony, and Funai. If you buy now from Amazon, you'll get a free Amazon Echo Dot to go along with an Xbox One S or Xbox One X. At least while supplies last. Five additional languages are available through the Narrator on Xbox One. Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring will next begin testing the next feature update, codenamed 19H1.

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