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

The Skill can be found in the Alexa and Cortana Skill stores but is now only available in the United States. You can enable it through the Settings menu.

The October 2018 Xbox Update is bringing a slew of new content, including the debut of the new Xbox Avatars, Voice Skills, and Dolby Vision video streaming. You are not forced to utilize the new avatars and you can absolutely keep that fun character that you've had for years. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming! My favorite addition is the inclusion of all-new Xbox Avatars. Look for the Xbox Skill in the Alexa Skill Store or the Cortana Skill Store to get started, and it's easy to set up from there. There might be more changes internally like bug fixes but Microsoft hasn't shared anything about it, at least not in official capacity.

The October 2018 update also adds the "Xbox Skill" app for Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa voice-controlled devices.

Commands include power on/off, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more.

You'll be able to say "Alexa, launch Destiny 2" and it will automatically turn on your Xbox and launch the game. 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.




Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans.

Dolby Vision HDR video streaming support has arrived for premium Netflix subscribers. 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.

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. This feature completes the Dolby duo, as Microsoft already added support for Dolby Atmos spatial sound to the Xbox One in late 2017.

And lastly, Narrator is getting upgraded with support for five new languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring will next begin testing the next feature update, codenamed 19H1.

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