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


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

Xbox updated its avatars with more customization options, including body types and clothes.

"Avatars will appear across your Xbox One". The original Avatars are still available as well. Microsoft designed its new Avatars to be more inclusive, and there's a built-in Avatar Store where you can purchase new Avatar items.

The update also introduces new Avatars to spruce up your profile and new items to spruce up your avatar in turn.

In addition to Avatars, the October update also includes voice support for Alexa and Cortana.

You can even set your avatar to the original Xbox one you made from the Xbox 360 era if you don't feel like making an upgrade to your existing character.

The update brings new Xbox Live Avatars that have been in testing for a year.

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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.

Beyond that, a big new feature is the Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa, allowing for interoperability between the two.

The skill requires an Alexa- or Cortana-enabled device such as a Windows 10 PC, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, or Sonos One. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

The update also adds support for Dolby Vision HDR streaming for both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans.

Additionally, in the coming days, those in the United States who purchase a qualifying Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon will also get a new Amazon Echo Dot while supplies last. With a compatible TV and Dolby Vision enabled, your Xbox will deliver enhanced HDR picture quality. Dolby Vision will only work on Netflix for people with a premium subscription at launch but more Dolby Vision supported apps will be added in the coming months. Support on more apps will come in the following months.