Xbox One Alexa Support in New Update

Xbox One Alexa Support in New Update

Xbox One Alexa Support in New Update

Microsoft announced this week that it would be offering the Alexa device with new console purchases "while supplies last".

Other additions include the Xbox Skill voice navigation system for U.S. users, Dolby Vision HDR streaming support for Xbox One S and Xbox One X, and new language options for the Xbox Narrator. You'll also see Avatars on activity feed posts, friend blocks on the Home screen, gamerscore leaderboards, club headers, profile comparisons, etc. 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. All you have to do is install the Xbox Skill from the Alexa Skill Store and start shouting commands, controlling your console hands-free.

As Microsoft reported, users can still use the original avatars if they want that, as the older avatars would remain available in the Xbox Original Avatars.

The new update also includes the recently announced Dolby Vision support. Dolby Vision HDR streaming across supported televisions has also been enabled.

The Xbox October Update for the Xbox One is finally upon us. My favorite addition is the inclusion of all-new Xbox Avatars.

For more on the update check out the official announcement, as well as the video below. Owners can use their voice to navigate and interact with Xbox through Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices.

Microsoft is today rolling out the October 2018 Update for Xbox One. However, other apps will soon support the same update. 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. Five additional languages are available through the Narrator on Xbox One.

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