The October Xbox update is here

15 October, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Rickey Flowers
  • Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

Other additions include the Xbox Skill voice navigation system for USA users, Dolby Vision HDR streaming support for Xbox One S and Xbox One X, and new language options for the Xbox Narrator.

The new avatars will appear on profiles, activity feed posts and more.

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

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

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. It's now only available in the U.S., but downloading either persona's Skill Store will get you started and let you use an Amazon Echo to turn on or launch a particular game.

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Why would you want to pair an Xbox One with an Echo Dot? To set up Alexa, just say, "Alexa, open Xbox". The store will be updated with new content every month (unsurprisingly) to make sure that people keep spending that cash. It should download automatically the next time you start up your system.

Lastly, there will be a special offer for players interested in Xbox- Microsoft will give a free Amazon Echo for players who buy select Xbox One S or X bundles at Amazon. Codenamed Redstone 5, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was actually pulled due to files being deleted, but Xbox isn't going to be affected by that.

The next major dashboard update for Xbox One is now available. For example, the same technology is now used by Netflix apps on several compatible TVs, as well as by Apple TV 4K and the Google Chromecast Ultra.

Finally, five new languages have been added to Narrator on Xbox One: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch.

Those interested in streaming video get a new boost too, with Dolby Vision HDR support added for Xbox One S and X users. Said features were issued to Insiders a couple months back.

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