DTS:X spatial surround sound coming to Windows 10, Xbox One

Windows 10 and Xbox One already support Dolby Atmos for spatial surround sound, but an alternative is on its way. Support for DTS:X, an object-based spatial surround sound standard, will be available for Insiders to test "in the coming weeks," according to a tweet from Microsoft audio lead Steven Wilssens (via Windows Latest).

Further, Xbox users will also eventually be able to take advantage of DTS:X. From Wilssens:

We also have DTS coming to PC and Xbox in the coming weeks. It will be available to the PC Insider audience first and then move to Xbox. Once any issues have been ironed out, they will move to the PC and Xbox audiences that are on retail builds.

It's worth noting that the DTS:X Ultra app, which will allow users to control audio effects, is already up on the Microsoft Store. However, it can't, at least currently, be installed.

For those who may prefer Dolby Atmos, you're not being left out in the cold here, either. In another tweet, Wilssens added that Microsoft is planning to roll out some enhancements to the Atmos experience across both Xbox One and PC. They include "enablement enahncements (PC & XB1), laptop speakers (PC), customization (PC & x XB1), and Dolby Atmos upmixing for legacy channel based content with home receivers (Xbox)," according to Wilssens.

There's no concrete timeline on any of this, but Insiders should expect to get access to the DTS:X app in "the coming weeks."

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