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Brand New Xbox Avatars are Now Available to All Xbox One Users

Brand New Xbox Avatars are Now Available to All Xbox One Users

After securing the right hardware, enabling Dolby Vision is relatively simple on the Xbox One. You'll also see Avatars on activity feed posts, friend blocks on the Home screen, gamerscore leaderboards, club headers, profile comparisons, etc.

Commands include power on/off, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts on Mixer, capture screenshots, and more.

At launch, there will also be a new Avatar Store rife with new Avatar items from games like "Halo", "Gears of War", and a selection of other titles. If you prefer your Xbox Original Avatar, the Xbox Avatar Editor lets you to compare and choose which version of the avatar you want.




It's quite depressing to think that all of these commands used to be natively processed by the Xbox One via Kinect, which Microsoft took out back when it turned out to be a massive flop, only to bring all these features back with longer and more convoluted command phrases via Alexa and Cortana.

As we've noted before, the new Xbox Avatars are far more customizable and expressive than the 360 versions. Look for the Xbox Skill in the Alexa Skill Store or the Cortana Skill Store to get started. Microsoft is also offering a free Echo Dot with select Xbox One console bundle purchases in the United States for a limited time. 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. You will see your own Avatar on your profile, as well as the profile pages of anyone who has chosen to represent themselves as an Avatars. As of today, Netflix is the only video streaming app that supports Dolby Vision on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to add more partners in the future. Support on more apps will come in the following months. We'll have more to share soon on additional features releasing to Xbox One this fall. Then, go to Display and sound Video output Video modes Allow Dolby Vision.

Finally, five new languages have been added to Narrator on Xbox One: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. While it's not exactly a new language, the firm also added Australian English.


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