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

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

And then there is the much-awaited Xbox Avatars.

The new Avatars will appear across your Xbox One. You will see your own Avatar on your profile, as well as on the profile pages of anyone who has chosen to represent themselves as an Avatars. You'll also find Avatars on activity feed posts, Friend blocks on the Home screen, Gamerscore leaderboards, club headers, profile comparisons, and more. The new Avatar Store will allow you to buy new Avatar items, including licensed designs from Halo, Gears of War, and more.

You can take a quick look at the new avatars and the Dolby Vision option in the gallery below. Rotate and zoom controls help you capture the exact pose that you're looking for, and a wide variety of background colors enable you to set the scene.

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On Windows 10, you can still run the new Xbox Avatar Editor and the old Xbox Original Avatars apps side by side. People who prefer the old Avatar system can continue to use it through existing Avatar app. You can download the new Xbox Avatar Editor from the link below, let us know in the comments if you managed to create something that better reflects your gamer identity.

The Xbox Skill feature for Cortana and Alexa has also been added, letting you navigate the menus and interact with Xbox through Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices. Microsoft hasn't announced the features for that though, so there should be more news soon. Microsoft is also offering a free Echo Dot with select Xbox One console bundle purchases in the United States for a limited time.

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. This update comes with several new improvements like updated Avatars experience, Alexa integration, support for Dolby Vision video streaming and more. Dolby Vision support delivers enhanced HDR and dynamic scene-by-scene precision, with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Microsoft is adding Dolby Vision support to the Xbox One, so you will be able to stream Dolby Vision HDR content with your Xbox One, as long as your TV actually supports the latest Dolby Vision tech. For now, Dolby Vision HDR support is tied to Netflix's library of compatible content, via the dedicated console app. Diving into the console's advanced video settings, a single checkbox enables the feature.

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