How to enable Xbox One 1440p support for Xbox One X and Xbox One S

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The Xbox One X flaunts support for 4K resolutions, delivering cutting-edge visuals across "enhanced" games. Alongside its processor, the Xbox One S, the console also serves up 4K video, with the added help of technologies such as High Dynamic Range (HDR).

While 4K is recommended to get the most out of Xbox One consoles, Microsoft also offers support for a variety of lower resolutions. The most recent addition is support for native 1440p, providing a middle ground between 4K and standard 1080p. Allowing console to take full advantage of a new range of monitors, some users are in for a significant resolution bump. Here's how to enable 1440p on your Xbox One X or Xbox One S console.

How to enable Xbox One 1440p support

Before enabling 1440p support on your Xbox One, ensure your console is connected to a display that supports a "2560x1440" resolution. If not supported, the option to switch to a 1440p resolution won't be presented.

  1. Connect your Xbox One to a display that supports 1440p resolutions. Ensure the port used supports a 1440p signal at 60 Hz, especially when using a PC monitor.
  2. Open the Settings app on your Xbox One.
  3. Navigate to the Display & sound tab.
  4. Select TV resolution.
  5. Select 1440p from the drop-down menu.

Going forward, your Xbox One console will automatically output at a native 1440p resolution. 4K games will be downsampled to take advantage of supersampling, while videos will display at a maximum resolution of 1440p.

What do you think of the Xbox One's 1440p support? Make sure to drop your thoughts in the comments section.

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Updated April 24, 2018: Refreshed this article following the feature's public rollout.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.