Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Xbox One October 2018 Dashboard Update Has Rolled Out With New Avatars

Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision How to use Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox One
Sandy Mccarthy | 12 October, 2018, 21:13

After multiple delays and months of wait, the new Xbox Avatars are finally coming to all Xbox One users.

Restart your Xbox One console. The new Xbox Avatars support a range of different body types, with clothing created to fit them all.

Additionally, a new Xbox Skill is coming to Cortana and Alexa for users in the United States, which will allow players to use their voice to navigate their Xbox One system via Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices.

You can power on/off the console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts, capture screenshots, and more.

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The Xbox One October 2018 Update also introduces Dolby Vision support for video streaming. You will see your own Avatar on your profile, as well as on the profile pages of anyone who has chosen to represent themselves as an Avatars. Of course, there is still the option to keep your original avatar if you've grown fond of it.

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. Everyone is unique and you're given more options than ever before to personalize your Avatar as you see fit. All of this is available right now as part of the October update, which should pop up on your Xbox One by the end of the day.

So far, the only new feature that Microsoft announced for the 19H1 update is upcoming support for mouse and keyboard, and this should start rolling out to select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks. Five additional languages are available through the Narrator on Xbox One. As of today, Netflix is the only video streaming app that supports Dolby Vision on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to add more partners in the future. To enable Dolby Vision on the console, navigate to Settings - Display and sound - Video output - Video modes - Allow Dolby Vision. While it's not exactly a new language, the firm also added Australian English.

The other big new feature launching today is the new Xbox skill for Cortana and Alexa, which is now available in the USA only. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming!

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