October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

You will see your own Avatar on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has chosen to represent themselves as an Avatars. Remember, Windows 10 runs on thousands of different configurations, while Xbox One consists of just three.

Once you've created your new Avatar, you can use the Photobooth feature to capture a great photo of your Avatar to use as your Gamerpic. For Windows 10 users, a new Xbox Avatar Editor is also available to download from the Microsoft Store for Avatar tweaks on the go.

Starting this week gamers will be able to use Alexa with their Xbox systems and, to celebrate, their newfound friendship, Amazon will be giving away a brand-new Amazon Echo Dot for free with select Xbox bundles. Of course, there is still the option to keep your original avatar if you've grown fond of it.

The Alexa integration is quite a big deal as Amazon has been an early leader in the digital assistant space, and for a limited-time consumers in the United States who buy a qualified Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle at Amazon.com will get a new Amazon Echo Dot along their purchase. To set up the skill, start by saying "Alexa, open Xbox" or "Hey Cortana, open Xbox". To set up Alexa, say, "Alexa, open Xbox".

Crowds gather for second big royal wedding of the year
Eugenie is following tradition by not revealing who designed her wedding gown, but she has said it will be a British designer. The presence of so many royals - and a number of celebrity guests - has prompted extra security measures to be put in place.

Another highlight of the October 2018 Update is support for Dolby Vision HDR video streaming.

Support for Dolby Vision enables "enhanced HDR" streaming capabilities across the Xbox lineup.

Amazon will soon offer a package deal for USA purchases of qualified Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles that also includes an Echo Dot. Diving into the console's advanced video settings, a single checkbox enables the feature.

Xbox Narrator can now speak five additional languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish and Dutch. There's an Australian version of English coming for Narrator as well, eliminating the need for Australian gamers to select U.S. or UK English to utilize the app. Microsoft hasn't announced the features for that though, so there should be more news soon.

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