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.

DTS:X Ultra

This app allows users to use the DTS:X spatial surround sound standard on Windows 10 devices.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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