Just the other day, I was wondering to myself what had happened to those new Xbox Avatars we were promised a good while back.
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. If you buy now from Amazon, you'll get a free Amazon Echo Dot to go along with an Xbox One S or Xbox One X. At least while supplies last.
Dolby Vision HDR video streaming has been implemented as well, supported on Netflix with a premium subscription. You can use the new Photobooth feature to take pictures of your new Avatar to share around the network, or use as your gamerpic if you so choose. An Australian version of English language for Narrator is also being added.
Another highlight of the October 2018 Update is support for Dolby Vision HDR video streaming.
To enable Dolby Vision on your console, navigate to Settings - Display and sound - Video output - Video modes - Allow Dolby Vision. This Xbox One X bundle packages Microsoft's UHD HDR beast with a matching Charcoal version of the Amazon Echo Dot - and, of course, National Basketball Association 2K19.
Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive.
"Avatars will appear across your Xbox One".
Other additions include the Xbox Skill voice navigation system for U.S. users, Dolby Vision HDR streaming support for Xbox One S and Xbox One X, and new language options for the Xbox Narrator. "We're also adding an Australian version of English language for Narrator, so Australian users will no longer have to select USA or U.K. English to use Narrator", the Xbox team explained today.
Watch a full overview of the update below.