​Xbox One To Welcome Dolby Vision For HDR Streaming

The battle between Xbox and PS4, Microsoft and Sony, Fortnite and PUBG (scrap the last one) has taken a massive turn in Xbox's favour, after they announced Dolby Vision would be coming to their devices.

The 4K-ready consoles will let Netflix bingers enjoy whatever they fancy in high-dynamic-range format, before it gets rolled out to other services.

Console-wise, the new feature will be coming exclusively to the Xbox One S and Xbox One X devices, but Apple TV and Google's Chromecast Ultra also boast the same high quality visuals.


The System Update 1810 is being tested by people who signed up to Xbox Insiders, but it will be released for everyone else in the very near future.

The XB1 currently supports HDR10 but this new Dolby tech is considered far, far superior, so it's no wonder Microsoft have decided to take the jump.

The Verge said: "Dolby Vision adjusts the brightness and color of scenes with metadata, and supports up to a 12-bit color depth and higher peak brightness targets than HDR10."

Dolby Atmos audio is actually already in Xbox games, but whether we'll see the visual side follow in its footsteps is yet to be unseen.

This is currently just for the use of Netflix, and maybe Blu-Ray in the future, so unless you use the app on your console you probably won't benefit.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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