Xbox One October System Software Update Rolling Out; Brings New Avatars and More

Microsoft is rolling out a brand new update for your Xbox One, including Dolby Vision HDR streaming for Netflix and the brand new avatars.

on October 11, 2018 3:20 PM

Microsoft just announced that the system software update for the Xbox One has started rolling out today for all users.

First of all, we get the brand new avatars that Microsoft has been testing for a while, with a renewed look and a lot of options. Speaking of options, you can also opt to keep your old avatar if you prefer.

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. Incidentally, if you buy one of the select Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles on the American branch of Amazon starting tomorrow, you’ll also receive an Amazon Echo Dot with it.

Dolby Vision HDR video streaming has been implemented as well, supported on Netflix with a premium subscription. Support on more apps will come in the following months.

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

You can take a quick look at the new avatars and the Dolby Vision option in the gallery below.

If you still don’t have an Xbox One S, you can purchase one on Amazon. If you prefer something more powerful, you can grab an Xbox One X.


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