A new build is rolling out to Xbox Insiders and includes a number of new updates, including the addition of Dolby Vision Video Streaming for the Xbox One X and One S. Like Dolby Atmos which enhances audio for supported games and videos, Dolby Vision enhances HDR on a scene-by-scene basis when used with a compatible TV. For the time being, Dolby Vision support will be limited to those with a Premium Netflix subscription and, of course, a compatible TV.
The new Beta Avatars are expanding throughout the dashboard as well. If you’ve played around with the new Beta Xbox Avatar Editor, your new Avatar will now be seen in a number of different places on the dashboard. These include on user profiles, friend blocks, Gamerscore comparisons, Community posts, idle system notifications, and more. If you’re an Xbox Insider and haven’t checked out the new Avatars yet, you really should as Microsoft has ramped up the level of customization options available with them.
For those requiring additional accessibility, the Narrator feature now supports Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, and an Australian version of English.
To activate Narrator on Xbox, follow these steps:
- If you’re using a controller, press and hold the Xbox button until it vibrates, then press the Menu button. (Press them again to turn off Narrator.)
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide, and then select System > Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator to turn it on or off.
- If you’re using a keyboard, press the Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter. (Press them again to turn off Narrator.)
- To use voice commands, say “Hey Cortana, turn on Narrator” or “Xbox, turn on Narrator.”
Search is also getting a bit more robust and search results will also include games you own as part of subscriptions like Game Pass and EA Access, as well as those in your “Ready to Install” section. As always, some Xbox Insiders will see some undocumented experimental features. While Xbox is usually tight-lipped about these new features, a couple that you might experience are the ability to share game-specific stats right on your home page or greater functionality within Clubs.Source: Xbox Wire
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