October 2018 Xbox Update

October 2018 Xbox Update

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>> Hi everybody. The Xbox One October update is here.
The update is full of new features to help you get the
most out of your Xbox One. Let's take a look.
Xbox Avatars have launched and
are now available on your Xbox One.
When you turn on your Xbox One,
you'll be prompted to create a new Avatar.
Start off by selecting one of the pre-configured Avatars
or start customizing your
own within the Xbox Avatar Editor app.
Select the appearance option to customize
the physical features of your Avatar such as body type,
facial features, hair, limbs, and more.
The closet within the Xbox Avatar Editor is
where you'll want to go to give your Avatar some style.
Here, you'll find full outfits, tops,
bottoms, dresses, hats, shoes, and accessories.
The closet also houses various props
that your Avatar can carry, ride, or interact with.
Virtually, every aspect of your Avatar
can be personalized on-the-fly.
Each feature including skin tone, hair, wearables, props,
and most closet items,
can support over 16 million color options.
If you want to spruce up your Avatar,
we also have a new Avatar Store,
where you can obtain even more new Avatar items,
including license designs from Halo,
Gears of War, and more.
With new content every month,
the Avatar Store is the place to go
that you need to make your Avatar even more unique.
Once you've created your new Avatar,
you're going to want to show it off.
The photo booth feature enables you to capture
a great photo of your Avatar to use as your gamerpic.
Pose your Avatar using a multitude of different e-modes,
each of which can be paused and advanced
frame-by-frame with far more control than ever before.
Rotate and zoom controls help
you capture the exact pose you're looking
for and a variety of background colors
enables you to set the scene.
Self-expression is an important tenant of Xbox Avatars,
and we're giving you the freedom to choose how you
represent yourself to friends on Xbox Live.
Whether that's what the all new Avatars,
a custom gamerpic, or your Xbox Original Avatar.
You can choose between the new Avatar and
your Xbox Original Avatar
within the new Xbox Avatar Editor.
You can also choose whether to
display your Avatar by going to your profile,
selecting ''Customize Profile'' then
checking the box for show my Avatar.
This will enable you to see your Avatar on
your profile page and in your activity feed.
Additionally, now that you've chosen to
be represented as an Avatar,
your friends will be able to see your Avatar in
various locations through the Xbox One dashboard,
including activity feeds and friend content blocks.
Next, the Xbox Skill for
Cortana and Alexa is available today in the US.
This feature enables you to navigate and
interact with your Xbox One in
an easy and natural way using
your voice through Cortana and Alexa enabled devices.
First, you'll need to be signed
into your console, if you want to control.
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.''
If you're using Cortana on
your Windows 10 PC or mobile device,
try a command such as,
''Hey Cortana, tell Xbox to launch Netflix.''
Don't forget, you'll need to be signed in with
the same Microsoft account as
your Xbox in order to link the skill.
If you prefer to use Alexa, just say, ''Alexa,
open Xbox and follow the instructions,'' or
open the Alexa Skill store and
either the Alexa app or a web browser,
search Xbox, and sign in with your Amazon account.
Enable the Alexa Skill and then sign in with
the same Microsoft account as your Xbox.
Let Alexa discover your console,
then follow the instructions
to pair your console with Alexa.
Finally, try your first command such as,
''Alexa, turn on Xbox''
or try launching straight into a game,
''Alexa, launch Forza Horizon 4."
You can use all kinds of voice commands to control
your Xbox such as capturing screenshots.
Just say, ''Alexa, tell Xbox to take a screenshot.''
Navigate through the system,
''Alexa, tell Xbox to start a party."
"Alexa, go home.''
Launch apps, ''Alexa, launch YouTube."
Play/pause content and adjust the volume and more.
"Alexa, volume up on Xbox."
"Alexa, pause.''
All these commands work on Cortana as well from within
your Windows 10 PC or the Cortana mobile app.
Wondering what else the Xbox skill can do?
Just say, ''Ask Xbox what I can say.''
Or if you have feedback just say,
''Tell Xbox, I wish I could,'' and then say what you would
like to see the Xbox Skill do in the future.
Now, that you know how to use
your voice to launch games and apps,
let's talk about the newest media
streaming capability, Dolby Vision Support.
Dolby Vision Media Streaming Support across Xbox
One S and Xbox One X enable
supported TVs to deliver enhanced HDR with scene by
scene precision and accuracy
for the best viewing experience.
To set up this feature,
first check if you have a compatible TV
with the latest version of
Dolby Vision by navigating to
the 4K TV details page in settings.
You can also check the full list of
supported TVs using the link below.
Next, enable Dolby Vision
on your console by navigating to settings,
display and sound, video output,
video modes, and then check allow Dolby Vision.
Now, just log into
your favorite entertainment app
that supports Dolby Vision,
pick your favorite Dolby Vision enabled title, and enjoy.
Netflix with a premium subscription will be supported at
launch with more apps adding
support in the coming months.
This update brings even more new features.
Today we are adding five additional languages
to Narrator on Xbox One including
Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch.
We're also adding an Australian version
of the English language for Narrator.
To set it up, it's as simple as going to settings,
down to the ease of access section,
clicking on ''Narrator'' and turning the feature on.
A lot of hard work has gone into these new features
and we hope you enjoy trying them out on Xbox One.
For more information, be sure to check out
Xbox Wire or my blog at majornelson.com.
I'm Larry Hryb. Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
Thanks for watching.
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