Dolby Vision offers a richer viewing experience, but support from both the content and the hardware showing it off is needed to enjoy it. And for folks who use the Apple TV app on their Xbox, that support is coming.
The official Apple TV app for Xbox is gaining support for Dolby Vision. It’s worth noting that this upgrade is coming only to the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, Microsoft‘s newest video game consoles that launched in late 2020. With this support, that means the Apple TV app on Xbox now supports both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, covering a better watching experience for both visuals and audio.
According to Microsoft, the feature support is arriving this week.
Here’s the important bit from Microsoft’s confirmation today, which also notes that the Spotify app will support showing off video podcasts on the Xbox this week, too:
At Xbox, we know enjoying your favorite streaming content is just as fun as gaming. With Xbox Series XIS, you can stream 4K video and bring your movies to life with rich, dynamic sound for an optimal viewing experience. We’re committed to constantly bringing you more ways to enjoy your streaming content and entertainment. Starting this week, you can start to use Dolby Vision enabled on the Apple TV app and watch video podcasts with the Spotify app.
No specific date to pass along today, unfortunately. But this week is good enough, as the support for Dolby Vision with the Apple TV Xbox app should be a welcomed addition.
Most, if not all, of the TV shows, movies, and documentaries available on Apple TV+ are available in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. That includes the hit comedy series Ted Lasso, the sci-fi dramas See and For All Mankind, and films like Greyhound. You’ll need to have an active subscription to Apple TV+ to watch that content, of course.
It should go without saying that to really enjoy the new Dolby Vision support, you’ll also need a TV that supports the feature.
If you use the Apple TV Xbox app, are you looking forward to this feature update?