Xbox One Alexa Support in New Update

Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

An Xbox One October update is rolling out to all users now, Microsoft announced.

The new avatars will appear on profiles, activity feed posts and more. Microsoft is also launching a new Xbox Avatar Store where you will be able to buy Avatar items and accessories for your favourite games like Halo, Gears of War, etc. Also, the new Photo Booth mode will allow users to place their avatars in various poses and backgrounds to come up with pics that can be useful as profile pictures. You can enable it through the Settings menu. For example, with a simple "Alexa, launch Halo 5", your console will automatically turn on, sign you in and launch Halo 5; as long as you have an Amazon Echo that is, otherwise you'll just be a insane person talking to nobody.

You find the Xbox Skill in the Alexa Skill Store. Remember, Windows 10 runs on thousands of different configurations, while Xbox One consists of just three.

Microsoft originally revealed its revised Avatars during E3 last year, but the updated Avatars were delayed until this year. It should download automatically the next time you start up your system.

Amazon will be bundling its Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with "qualified" Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles starting tomorrow, October 12.

Users can use voice commands to power on and off their console, launch games, start and strop broadcasts on Mixer, take screenshots and more. Similar to technologies like HDR+, Dolby Vision offers dynamic HDR based on the scene, while standard HDR is the same throughout the movie or TV show that you're watching. 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.

The latest update for Xbox One is a huge one.

The Xbox One October 2018 Update also introduces Dolby Vision support for video streaming. Finally the Narrator has added Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, and Australian English. There is also an added Australian version of the English language alongside the U.S. and U.K options.

These updates are available because of the Xbox Insiders who have helped shape these features, so big thanks to all of you for your valuable input.

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