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Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and Here’s All That You Need to Know About It

Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

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In case you did not know, you can experience the magic of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on your Xbox Series X and S. Yes, the support for Dolby Atmos has been there since 2017 for the gaming console. 

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Go all digital with Xbox Series S and experience next-gen speed and performance at a great price.

But, it was for an older generation. Microsoft has expanded its support and made the latest generation console match up.

Although Dolby Vision and Atmos are there for both Xbox Series S and X, you will need a license to use the spatial audio with your headphones. 

Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
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On the contrary, if you plan on using speakers and soundbars, you do not need an additional license.

Talking of acquiring the license, some of the headphones come with a free license. For example, the Xbox Wireless Headset. So, if speakers are not your thing, you might want to grab one of those headphones.

Nonetheless, you might be wondering what Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are about for Xbox Series X and S.

At its core, Dolby Vision is an HDR format. It promises better overall contrast, highlights, and vibrant colors than other HDR technologies.

Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
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Dolby Vision does all the things automatically. And for games for the Xbox series S and X, it will tone the compatible games. So, players will not need to manually calibrate every game to get the best overall visual experience.

However, you need to know Dolby Vision gaming demands a compatible display. There is a thing about refresh rate too. And not all of the TV with Dolby Vision can offer a 120 Hz refresh rate.

The good news is that Dolby and Microsoft are working closely with TV manufacturers to make more compatible TVs. For example, LG CX got support through a firmware update.

Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
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On the other hand, Dolby Atmos is more about audio. It provides convincing spatial audio that gives you an immersive experience with the sound. 

In other words, you will hear the sound with 360-degree pinpoint accuracy. It works with any headphones. However, not many Xbox games out there include Dolby Atmos Support.

Xbox Series S and X Now Support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
Source: Xbox

Now, the support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision gives the Xbox the upper hand over Playstation 5. Currently, Sony utilizes HDR10 for high-dynamic range images. And for audio, it utilizes Tempest 3D audio tech, which is a proprietary spatial audio version.

There is no confirmation regarding how much better Series S and X are compared to Playstation 5 in this regard. However, with Dolby Vision’s and Dolby Atmos’s support, things are not looking great for Playstation 5.

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This post was last updated on 2022-12-11 / Some images from Amazon Product API & some links may be affiliate links which may earn us a commission from purchases.


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