Microsoft has been one year late to bring these features.
Previously a part of the Xbox 360 interface, the feature returns with an updated design and an Avatar Editor offering a wide range of body types. If you are a fan of your original avatar, no need to fret. Your new Avatar will show up on your profile pages, feed, community posts, and pretty much anywhere you can make yourself show up.
The update also introduces new Avatars to spruce up your profile and new items to spruce up your avatar in turn.
Another highlight of the October 2018 Update is support for Dolby Vision HDR video streaming. Do you like the new avatars? This new function allows you to start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, launch games, and more all through Cortana and Alexa enabled devices. It's now only available in the USA, but downloading either persona's Skill Store will get you started and let you use an Amazon Echo to turn on or launch a particular game. The Xbox Skill is now available to download at Amazon.
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"Anyone who buys a qualified Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle at Amazon.com will also get a new Amazon Echo Dot, but don't wait too long because this offer is only available while supplies last", Microsoft says. There are several Xbox One X and Xbox One S packages that already include a free game, such as the National Basketball Association 2K19 bundle pictured above. Until now, the Xbox One used HDR 10 support, which is actually the current standard, but the new Dolby Vision is meant to bring more vivid color schemes.
It is clear that Xbox continues to try and keep ahead of Sony, as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are only available on two other devices, which are the Apple TV 4K and Google Chromecast Ultra. To enable Dolby Vision on the console, navigate to Settings - Display and sound - Video output - Video modes - Allow Dolby Vision.
Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. These languages include Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Dutch and even Australian English. There is also an added Australian version of the English language alongside the USA and U.K options. Said features were issued to Insiders a couple months back.
One of the notable new features in the update is support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, which can be enabled via a skill. This is officially labeled as the October firmware update.