How to use Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox One

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

Previously, this app was only available for Xbox Insiders through the Xbox Insider Hub app, but the new Avatar Editor now appears to be generally available on the Microsoft Store (thanks, Richard Hay!).

The new and improved Avatars aim to let players celebrate their own diversity within the community. 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.

The new Xbox Live Avatars have been created to be more inclusive, and they're much modern than the ones from the Xbox 360 era. That means that you'll be able to talk to Alexa-enabled devices, such as an Echo, and control your Xbox One with it. Everyone is unique and you're given more options than ever before to personalize your Avatar as you see fit. The new Avatar Store will allow you to buy new Avatar items, including licensed designs from Halo, Gears of War, and more.

Those who prefer to use their old Avatar and still do so, but if they switch over, they will find all the content from still available via the Xbox Original Avatars app. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Additionally, in the coming days, those in the U.S. who purchase a qualifying Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon will also get a new Amazon Echo Dot while supplies last.

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Dolby Vision HDR video streaming has been implemented as well, supported on Netflix with a premium subscription. Similar to technologies like HDR+, Dolby Vision offers dynamic HDR based on the scene, while standard HDR is the same throughout the movie or TV show that you're watching. Diving into the console's advanced video settings, a single checkbox enables the feature.

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. The feature update is version 1810, while its Windows 10 counterpart was version 1809.

Lastly, five additional languages are being added to Narrator, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. Microsoft is also adding an Australian version of English language for Narrator. Insiders on the Preview Alpha ring will next begin testing the next feature update, codenamed 19H1. Until then, enjoy the October Update and happy gaming!

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