Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Xbox One October 2018 update rolling out now

Microsoft's promised overhaul of their Xbox Avatars is finally here, coming as part of the October Update for Xbox One that is rolling out right now.

Are you looking forward to restyling your Xbox Avatar?

They will appear all across Xbox One, including on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has made an avatars.

According to Microsoft, They're fully customisable to be as diverse as possible and a new avatar store has been added to purchase additional cosmetic items for the avatar.

This October firmware update should be a good upgrade for the 4K and HDR TV owners since it adds support for Dolby Vision streaming, which is the superior HDR format to view on a TV that supports it. This special offer is only available while supplies last and is marking the release of a new Xbox Alexa skill. Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Skill for Alexa and Cortana that will allow users to control their console through an Alexa or Cortana-powered device. 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. The feature shows how deeply ingrained digital assistants are becoming in Microsoft products, whether it's the company's own in Cortana, or Alexa, thanks to a surprising partnership between the two tech giants.

For more on the update check out the official announcement, as well as the video below. It should download automatically the next time you start up your system. Today we are excited to launch our latest entertainment option, Dolby Vision™ HDR video streaming support across Xbox One S and Xbox One X!

Commands include power on/off, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more. With a compatible TV and Dolby Vision enabled, your Xbox will deliver enhanced HDR picture quality. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Go here to learn about how to update your Xbox console.

The next major dashboard update for Xbox One is now available. Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring will next begin testing the next feature update, codenamed 19H1.

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