Alexa, Dolby Vision, and more

13 October, 2018, 05:41 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

The Xbox One October update is rolling out today, and it brings with it the new Avatars and the ability to turn the system on with Alexa.

And then there is the much-awaited Xbox Avatars.

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

The other big new feature launching today is the new Xbox skill for Cortana and Alexa, which is now available in the U.S. only.

If you chose to upgrade to the new avatar system, you will lose your old avatar and any items associated with them, but you will get access to a wide range of new items, clothing and emotes, many of which feature higher levels of detail and animation than before. Dolby Vision support is also coming to streaming video apps on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. Netflix is the first streaming service that will provide this stuff, but other services (such as Amazon Prime) will follow soon.

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Other additions include the Xbox Skill voice navigation system for U.S. users, Dolby Vision HDR streaming support for Xbox One S and Xbox One X, and new language options for the Xbox Narrator. With the Xbox Skill, people can use voice commands to power on/off their console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more.

This feature allows supported TVs to deliver enhanced HDR images, and is now supported by the Netflix app for Xbox.

After securing the right hardware, enabling Dolby Vision is relatively simple on the Xbox One. The store will update with new content every month.

They will appear all across Xbox One, including on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has made an avatars. To enable Dolby Vision on the console, navigate to Settings - Display and sound - Video output - Video modes - Allow Dolby Vision. The new Xbox Avatar Editor also enables you to compare and choose which version of the Xbox Avatar best represents how you want to be seen on Xbox Live. Keep in mind the new Xbox Skill is only available for users in the United States, so if you are outside of the USA, you are only getting the new Xbox Avatars, Dolby Vision streaming, and new langauges for Narrator.

Watch a full overview of the update below.



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