The March update may have already arrived for all Xbox One users, but Microsoft continues to flip the switch on new features. The latest such switch is for Blu-ray bitstream pass-through, which is now live for all Xbox One consoles after a fair bit of testing by Xbox Insiders.
Blu-ray Bitstream pass-through is now live on Xbox One consoles. Reboot & select 'Let my receiver decode audio' in Blu-ray settings page pic.twitter.com/SWsqaGA46nBlu-ray Bitstream pass-through is now live on Xbox One consoles. Reboot & select 'Let my receiver decode audio' in Blu-ray settings page pic.twitter.com/SWsqaGA46n— Larry Hryb 💬 (@majornelson) April 5, 2017April 5, 2017
In short, bitstream pass-through allows for audio to be processed by a device other than your console. That opens up the ability to use Dolby's Atmos audio provided you have the proper setup. It's a feature that likely only applies to a limited subset of users, but it's a big deal for the audiophiles out there.
To get started with bitstream pass-through, you'll want to reboot your console and then head to the Blu-ray settings page. From there, you can enable the feature by checking the box next to "Let my receiver decode audio."
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