Blu-ray bitstream pass-through is officially live on Xbox One

Michael Cottuli

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When the Creators Update went live on Xbox One a few days ago, there was a little bit of wonkiness that was left in its wake as everything got sorted out. One such feature that was missing from the initial release was Blu-ray bitstream pass-through, which is a feature allowing the Xbox One’s Blu-ray player to decode its audio natively.

The news was announced by Larry Hryb on Twitter and subsequently discovered by any Xbox One users who decided to update their Xbox One today. If you want to get your Blu-ray player decoding things properly, all you have to do is reboot your console and check off the setting in the “Blu-ray settings” page in your system settings.

Bitstream pass-through will make a bunch more Blu-ray videos compatible with the Xbox One and should make all of your lives a bit easier. While not everyone is going to need this decoding, it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.