A new audio update is coming for Xbox Series X/S users

Reading time icon 2 min. read

Readers help support Windows Report. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help Windows Report sustain the editorial team Read more

Key notes

  • Xbox Insiders in the Alpha, Alpha Skip Ahead, and Beta get a new feature.
  • It's a new audio setup screen for previewing different HDMI output modes.
  • They will learn how it will behave with audio setups before they select one.
  • This new function is currently being tested and is not available for everyone.
xbox audio update

True gamers will surely agree with what we are about to say right now. It’s not just the graphics that make a game what it actually is, as sound plays a major role in every experience.

And the truer the sound, the better you immerse yourself in the world of your hero. Sound fidelity has come far these last years, considering that stereo systems and headphones are so sensitive nowadays.

That being said, Xbox Series X|S owners will soon be able to enjoy a new update that lets them preview how their audio setup will behave when gaming. 

Better customize audio settings on your Series X/S console

Xbox Insiders in the Alpha, Alpha Skip Ahead, and Beta rings can now preview a new audio setup screen that lets users scroll through and test a variety of different options.

Among these options are regular stereo uncompressed, 5.1 uncompressed, and Dolby Atmos for home theater, so you can maximize your gaming experience. 

A sound pattern will play along with an animation to show which speaker in your setup is active, allowing you to make any necessary adjustments.

On the off chance you were among the people struggling to determine the difference between each audio setup, or simply want to ensure that your speakers are placed in the correct position, this is certainly a handy feature to have. 

It goes without saying that you’ll need a compatible receiver to take advantage of some of these options, so don’t expect DTS: X for home theater to work if you don’t have a license or compatible setup that supports DTS: X. 

This isn’t the first audio upgrade to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S that we’ve seen, and console users will know exactly what we’re talking about.

The Redmond tech giant recently rolled out a feature that automatically mutes your TV speakers whenever you connect a headset.

Also, important noting is that this feature only supports three types of spatial audio: Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS: X.

Is this a feature that you were waiting for on your new generation Xbox console? Let us know in the comments section below.

More about the topics: Xbox Series X