Xbox One Dolby Vision HDR support extends to Blu-ray discs this fall (updated)

Updated July 16, 2018: Microsoft has reached out to Windows Central to clarify the initial statement reported by CNET was not accurate. For now, Dolby Vision Xbox One support is currently set to be limited to streaming. Here's hoping Dolby Vision disc support makes its debut one day!

Earlier this week Microsoft outlined the first wave of Xbox One features under the next major system update. With the Redstone 5 update coming soon to select Xbox Insiders, deeper Avatar integration, improved accessibility, and numerous other changes are on the way.

The next Xbox One update is also set to bring support for Dolby Vision – Dolby's in-house High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology bringing a wider color gamut and increased contrast ratio across supported content. While Microsoft currently embraces the open HDR10 standard across Xbox One S and Xbox One X, licensed Dolby Vision support delivers an even wider pool of content.

Xbox Insider head, Bradley Rossetti, previously detailed plans for Dolby Vision video streaming, first limited to the Netflix app. Speaking to CNET, a Microsoft spokesperson has reportedly confirmed 4K HDR Dolby Vision disc compatibility is slated to arrive "with an update for all users this fall."

Dolby Vision support further solidifies the Xbox One's dominance as a cohesive gaming console, building on its media capabilities from launch. Currently, Dolby Vision can get significantly brighter (up to 10,000 nits of brightness) supports 12-bit color, while HDR10 will only be able to hit 4,000 nits and 10-bit color. The technology's dynamic metadata is also processed on a frame-by-frame basis, allowing color settings and brightness to adapt on the fly. Across supported media, your Xbox One video may look better than ever.

Dolby Vision support is currently expected in the coming weeks for select members of the Xbox Insider Program. Are you looking forward to Xbox One Dolby Vision support? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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.