Xbox's October update sees the return of Avatars

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

The new Xbox Avatars support a range of different body types, with clothing created to fit them all.

Ever since the Xbox One launched in 2013, fans of the platform have been asking about avatars.

Microsoft is also rolling out an Avatar Store containing clothing, accessories, props, and outfits. You can now chose to keep your old avatar, but it's unclear if this will be the case forever. You can also switch back to the original Avatars if you don't like the new ones- AKA Xbox 360 Avatars. After multiple delays and months of wait, the new Xbox Avatars are finally coming to all Xbox One users.

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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. Some of these include powering your console on or off, launch games, capture screenshots, start streaming, and much more.

The other big new feature launching today is the new Xbox skill for Cortana and Alexa, which is now available in the USA only. To set up Alexa, just say, "Alexa, open Xbox" and to set up Cortana, just say, "Hey Cortana, open Xbox", or search for "Xbox" in the assistant skill store. This features all ranges of body types.

To celebrate the new Xbox Skill, those who buy a select Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle from Amazon US will receive an Amazon Echo Dot for free. 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. For example, the same technology is now used by Netflix apps on several compatible TVs, as well as by Apple TV 4K and the Google Chromecast Ultra. However, other apps will soon support the same update. To enable Dolby Vision on the console, navigate to Settings - Display and sound - Video output - Video modes - Allow Dolby Vision. They were created to be more inclusive, expressive, and creative for users to help represent the Xbox community.

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Lastly, five additional languages are being added to Narrator, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch.

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Xbox's October update is here.

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