The latest Xbox One system update is rolling out to Xbox Insiders. Of particular interest is the addition of Dolby Vision streaming.
According to this post on Microsoft’s Xbox Wire blog, the latest system update for the Xbox One S and One X is starting to roll out for Xbox Insiders to preview. Among the new features is the addition of Dolby Vision streaming.
The blog post doesn’t have many details. Here is the relevant info in its entirety:
“Xbox is committed to bringing rich entertainment options to our fans. Today we are excited to announce our latest entertainment option, Dolby Vision video streaming support across Xbox One S and Xbox One X! Dolby Vision enables select TVs to take HDR up a notch with scene-by-scene precision and accuracy versus standard HDR which uses one setting for the entire movie/show you are watching. If you have a TV that supports the latest version of Dolby Vision and a Premium Netflix subscription jump in and experience Dolby Vision for yourself in the coming weeks!”
Does that mean that Dolby Vision is only available from Netflix on the Xbox One? What about Amazon and Vudu? Both of those apps are available on the Xbox One, along with Netflix. And what does “latest version of Dolby Vision” mean? I’m not aware of different versions—other than the strange case of Sony’s implementation of Dolby Vision.
Other features of the new system update include five new languages and avatars on the dashboard. In addition, the search function shows games you own or have ready to install. Some Xbox Insiders will also see some experimental features to gauge interest and solicit feedback from a more focused group.
For now, only Xbox Insiders can try out the new update. Who are they? Enthusiasts who have signed up for the Xbox Insiders Program. This program allows members to provide feedback to Microsoft on the latest Xbox One system updates as well as features and games still in development on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Click here for more info and how to join.