Microsoft Brings Dolby Vision to Xbox Series X|S

Posted on September 28, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 6 Comments

Microsoft announced today that Dolby Vision capabilities are now enabled on Xbox Series X|S and support over 100 games.

“Starting today, gamers with compatible Dolby Vision-enabled TVs will be able to enjoy full-spectrum visuals with the rollout of Dolby Vision gaming on Xbox Series X|S,” Microsoft’s Katie Slattery writes. “With Dolby Vision, epic worlds – such as lush rainforests or neon futuristic cities – are brought to life in more vivid color. Dolby Vision deepens your immersion into the experience by enabling you to see an enemy hiding in the shadows or spot hidden clues through expanded contrast and better clarity in both bright and dark scenes.”

There are already over 100 next-generation/optimized HDR game titles that can take advantage of Dolby Vision, Microsoft says, and more games, including Halo Infinite, are on the way.

To use Dolby Vision, you need two things: a Dolby Vision-enabled television and an Xbox Series X or S. You will have to configure certain TV settings, like automatic low-latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR), for the best gaming experience on compatible sets.

You can check if your TV supports Dolby Vision from the console: press the Xbox button to open the Guide and then navigate to Settings > General > TV & display options > 4K TV details. You can also enable ALLM by navigating to Settings > General > TV & display options > Video Modes > Dolby Vision for Gaming.