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Xbox October 2018 update includes new expressive avatars, enhanced voice navigation

15 October, 2018, 06:30 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Xbox One Update Brings Amazon Alexa Integration, Next-Gen Avatars, Dolby Vision

The skill will let you control your console with voice commands through a Cortana or Alexa-enabled device, such as Echo Dot. Oh, and if you prefer the old style of Avatar, you can keep those too.

It seems unlikely that the offer will prompt current Xbox owners to go out and buy a new console.

The new update also integrates Amazon Alexa and Cortana via Xbox Skill which allows you to navigate and interact with your Xbox through Alexa and Cortana-powered devices.

You'll be able to say "Alexa, launch Destiny 2" and it will automatically turn on your Xbox and launch the game. Whatever the case, many Xbox One bundles already come with free games, like the National Basketball Association 2K19 bundle pictured above, so you're getting multiple freebies as part of this deal. The new avatars include all body types, moods, items from games, and more.

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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.

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. As of 6:30 am ET, the free Echo Dot 3 deal with Xbox console purchases is not live yet. Dolby Vision HDR streaming across supported televisions has also been enabled. And that's it! You're ready to experience Dolby Vision on Netflix via your Xbox. Barely two months ago, the two finally launched their much-advertised but also delayed Cortana-Alexa integration. If you need more assistance setting up the feature or want more information on supported TVs, check out this Blog Post. They were created to be more inclusive, expressive, and creative for users to help represent the Xbox community.

And lastly, the Narrator accessibility feature has been updated with Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, and an Australian English version, so Aussies don't have to put up with United States or UK accents coming from their Xbox! There is also an added Australian version of the English language alongside the U.S. and U.K options.

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