Xbox One Creators Update adds more audio output features in Settings

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

The upcoming Xbox One Creators Update OS will take your gaming experience to a new level. Your console will blast crystal clear sounds that will fully immerse into the game you’re playing.

More specifically, if you’re an Xbox Insider, you have probably noticed there are many new audio output features in Settings. These new features are particularly useful for Xbox One developers, allowing you to add Dolby Atmos to your streaming media app and games. Thanks to full Dolby support, you will experience even more incredible audio on your console.

As a quick reminder, back in December, Microsoft confirmed that its new Xbox One S console would receive support for this surround sound technology with the Windows 10 Creators Update.  The Xbox Insider Program has now finally brought the first such feature to Insiders.

Microsoft pumps up audio on Xbox One

Here’s how Microsoft describes the first wave of new features:

To enable more immersive experiences for Xbox One, we have added a number of audio output features in Settings. If you are a developer on Xbox One, the new settings will allow you to add Dolby Atmos for Home Theater, Dolby Atmos for Headphones and Windows HRTF support to your streaming media application or game. For Xbox One owners, hang tight and soon you’ll be able experience even more incredible audio on your console.

The Redmond giant also confirmed that the Blu-ray disc player on Xbox One now supports a beta of bitstream passthrough, enabling your receiver to decode audio natively. This feature supports all bitstream formats, including Dolby Atmos.

Have you tested out the new Xbox One surround sound features? Use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.


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