Xbox One October 2018 Dashboard Update Has Rolled Out With New Avatars

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

The October 2018 Xbox One update drops today and delivers those fancy new avatars revealed back at E3 2017, along with the recently announced smart-assistant support. It might be over a year since it was announced, and much later than anticipated, but these avatars are much more detailed and flexible than before, giving a huge boost to the system's inclusivity and diversity.

Xbox updated its avatars with more customization options, including body types and clothes.

They will appear all across Xbox One, including on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has made an avatars. If you are a fan of your original avatar, no need to fret.

A new Avatar Store will offer outfits, props, and accessories that let you customize colors, and will be updated every month with new additions. Also, the new Photo Booth mode will allow users to place their avatars in various poses and backgrounds to come up with pics that can be useful as profile pictures. For Windows 10 users, a new Xbox Avatar Editor is also available to download from the Microsoft Store for Avatar tweaks on the go.

Xbox owners will now be able to use voice commands through an Alexa-enabled device to turn on their console, adjust volume, and even launch games. While they'll actively represent you all across the Xbox One, you can also use Photobooth for some stylish shots of your own.

For a limited time, Microsoft is also adding in a free Amazon Echo Dot if you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X device. This Xbox One S bundle packages the Xbox One S console with a Sandstone version of the Amazon Echo Dot.

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

It is clear that Xbox continues to try and keep ahead of Sony, as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are only available on two other devices, which are the Apple TV 4K and Google Chromecast Ultra. Dolby Vision on Netflix with a premium subscription will be supported at launch with more Dolby Vision apps adding support in the coming months.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook says hackers in September stole personal data of 29 million users
Oct 15, 2018 - 05:32
The attackers used a portion of these 400,000 people's lists of friends to steal access tokens for about 30 million people. All Facebook users compromised during the ordeal will be notified of the happening in the coming days, Facebook promised.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ariana Grande Pete Davidson Break Up, Call Off Engagement, Split
Oct 15, 2018 - 05:25
And while the couple may be over for now, TMZ says they "aren't ruling out the possibility of anything in the future". The insider also alleged that both felt that "it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Where's Our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review?
Oct 15, 2018 - 03:58
First off, we have some awesome heist gameplay footage that shows layout, weapons, and more in the video below. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to launch on October 12, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bebe Cool writes to Kanye West, begs for a collabo
Oct 15, 2018 - 03:25
He doesn't listen to anyone but himself. "I have been in a room with Denis Rodman and Kim Jong Un , and they made a lot more sense than him".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IMF Downgrades Global Economy
Oct 13, 2018 - 10:03
In several key economies, moreover, growth is being supported by policies that seem unsustainable over the long term. This growth exceeds that achieved in any of the years between 2012 and 2016, he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann after emergency meeting
Oct 13, 2018 - 09:59
The National Emergency Coordination Group is to be meet at 3pm this afternoon to discuss preparations and response to the storm. Clare's Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly says the adverse weather is likely to impact driving conditions tomorrow morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump: I'm 'the most bullied person'
Oct 13, 2018 - 09:53
She said she purposely wore the jacket on the flight back to Washington after seeing "how the media was obsessed about it". Llamas, the interviewer, pointed out several times that no question was off limits during his conversation with Trump.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fergie, Prince Andrew And Beatrice Celebrate Their Eugenie At Her Royal Wedding
Oct 13, 2018 - 08:59
Princess Eugenie of York is what some experts consider a junior royal, relating not to her age but to her rank. The supermodel broke all royal wedding protocol by donning a suit - and looked absolutely spectacular.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Launches Its Latest Smartphone Pixel 3
Oct 13, 2018 - 07:41
Google hardware senior vice-president Rick Osterloh said the addition was created to reduce the stress of using a mobile phone. If you really must know the specs, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 - a bang up to date octa-core processor - and 4GB of RAM.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Made by Google, the new Pixel 3 and other new products announced
Oct 13, 2018 - 06:04
Like previous years, Google has launched two versions of the new phone: the regular-size Pixel 3 and the larger Pixel 3 XL . The tech giant also introduced Pixel Slate, a 12.3-inch, two-in-one tablet that can multi-task with a stylus or a keyboard.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day
Oct 12, 2018 - 08:41
Meanwhile, a new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day . The emphasis is on improving physical health outcomes for people who experience mental health conditions and addictions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eagles Called Bills About LeSean McCoy
Oct 12, 2018 - 08:41
The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of a running back after starter Jay Ajayi went down with a season-ending torn ACL . That would be more than enough to take on McCoy's nearly $9 million cap hit over the next two seasons.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kanye’s insane White House solo that left Trump mindblown
Oct 12, 2018 - 08:25
West wore a Make America Great Again hat during his tirade and ended the meeting by embracing Trump in his office chair. Watch Kanye's entire discussion at the White House in the CNN video beneath that.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Storm Callum officially named as Waterford hit with Status Orange warning
Oct 12, 2018 - 06:26
The worst of the winds will impact on Friday morning rush hour, people will be travelling in Scotland for October holidays. South Wales is bracing itself for a two-day deluge that's expected to cause flash floods and travel chaos.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top South Korea eyes lifting of some sanctions against North Korea
Oct 12, 2018 - 06:16
Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said that the government had never seriously considered lifting sanctions. Still, the lifting of the 2010 sanctions could offer at least some tangible benefits to the North.