Xbox One October Update Adds New Avatars and Alexa, Out Today

Xbox One October Update Adds New Avatars and Alexa, Out Today

You can enable it through the Settings menu. Microsoft has made sure to include lots of options so that you can create an avatar that suits your own preferences. If you're not a fan of the new system then don't worry, you'll still be able to use your Xbox Original Avatar if you so wish.

In any event, this is an opportunity to score a nice deal on a new Xbox One console.

The Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa is available since Thursday in the U.S. This feature enables gamers to use their voice to navigate and interact with Xbox through Alexa-enabled devices, expanding voice navigation beyond previous Kinect and headset capabilities.

Amazon's virtual brain Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana can now turn on Xbox devices, launch games, take screenshots and more under an integration between the game console and digital assistants that goes live today.

In addition, Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa is also available as part of the update, with better voice navigation.




The catch here is that you're not talking to the Xbox One directly. These have a focus on inclusiveness, with a greater range of body types, more accessories, and the ability to dress in any kind of clothing you'd like. There are several Xbox One X and Xbox One S packages that already include a free game, such as the National Basketball Association 2K19 bundle pictured above. As of today, Netflix is the only video streaming app that supports Dolby Vision on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to add more partners in the future.

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive.

Microsoft's October 2018 update for the Xbox One is finally here, and this update is a big one that adds some major new features to the console. We're also adding an Australian version of English language for Narrator, so Australian users will no longer have to select USA or U.K. English to use Narrator. Said features were issued to Insiders a couple months back.

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