Xbox One October Firmware Update Is Out Now; Here’s What It Does

Microsoft has started to roll out the major Fall 2018 system software update for the Xbox One. This is officially labeled as the October firmware update.

This October firmware update should be a good upgrade for the 4K and HDR TV owners since it adds support for Dolby Vision streaming, which is the superior HDR format to view on a TV that supports it. As for the rest, Microsoft has detailed the new features including fresh Xbox Avatars.

Xbox One October Firmware Update Changelog

New Xbox Avatars

The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. The Avatar Editor features a wide range of body types, and the entire Avatar closet supports all of them, enabling you to uniquely tailor your Avatar however you see fit.

Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa

The Xbox Skill for Cortana and Alexa is available today in the U.S. This feature enables people to use their voice to navigate and interact with Xbox through Cortana and Alexa-enabled devices – expanding voice navigation beyond previous Kinect and headset capabilities.

Dolby Vision video streaming on Xbox One

Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. Today we are excited to launch our latest entertainment option, Dolby Vision™ HDR video streaming support across Xbox One S and Xbox One X! Dolby Vision enables select TVs to deliver enhanced HDR with dynamic scene-by-scene precision and accuracy versus standard HDR, which is static for the entire movie/show you are watching.

New languages for Narrator

Xbox is committed to being more accessible and inclusive. 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 English language for Narrator, so Australian users will no longer have to select U.S. or U.K. English to use Narrator.

That’s it for the changelog. There might be more changes internally like bug fixes but Microsoft hasn’t shared anything about it, at least not in official capacity.

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