What you need to know
- The DTS:X Ultra app can now be installed on Windows 10 devices running 20H1 Insider builds.
- DTS:X is an object-based spatial surround sound standard.
- DTS:X brings a spatial surround sound alternative to Dolby Atmos to Windows 10 users.
The DTS:X Ultra app can now be installed by Windows Insiders running 20H1 builds of Windows 10 (via Windows Latest). DTS:X is an object-based spatial surround sound standard, and the DTS:X Ultra app will help give Windows 10 users more options for surround sound audio.
The app first appeared in the Microsoft Store early this year, but could not be installed. The app cannot be installed on Windows 10 devices running the Windows 10 May 2019 update or any older version of Windows, but it will roll out to more devices over time.
Steven Wilssens, the Wireless Display App lead at Microsoft clarified the state of DTS:X Ultra in a tweet last month.
It's a bit odd that the app has been listed publicly in the Microsoft Store for so long. Developers can privately limit access to apps and list them privately on the Microsoft Store. The app earned several 1-star reviews since arriving to the store because it can't be installed.
This app allows users to use the DTS:X spatial surround sound standard on Windows 10 devices.
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