Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Yep, the new Avatars make their debut with this update, enabling you to create a more distinct look for your virtual person that ties in with your Xbox account. Microsoft designed its new Avatars to be more inclusive, and there's a built-in Avatar Store where you can purchase new Avatar items. Going back to the Photobooth, this also has poses, background colours, and more to customise. While it's still unclear if the old avatar will be removed permanently in the future, you still have the option to keep it for now.

The Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa also released with the October update in the US, which allows people to navigate with voice controls through their Xbox One while using Cortana or Alexa-enabled devices, expanding beyond the previous capabilities with Kinect.

The deal is available starting on October 12 and will include the latest version of the Echo Dot (3rd Generation), either a 1TB Xbox One S or a 1TB Xbox One X and a copy of National Basketball Association 2K19.


Xbox Narrator can now speak five additional languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish and Dutch.

The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. Naturally, the revamped Xbox Avatars offer deeper levels of customisation and continues the trend of decking out your digital dude with game-specific clothing and items. For now it supports Netflix only, but Dolby Vision will expand to more apps in the coming months. They will appear in an animated form on the home screen, activity feed posts, profiles, and a bunch of other places.

The latest update for Xbox One is a huge one.


The skill will be available in the United States today.

Accordingly, Xbox One, thanks to the recent October Xbox update, becomes the third streaming device to support Dolby Vision, besides Apple TV 4K and Google Chromecast Ultra. One needs to download Xbox Skill to use the features. The Xbox Original Avatars app is available both on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. An Australian version of English language for Narrator is also being added. The store will update with new content every month. Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring will next begin testing the next feature update, codenamed 19H1.


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