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Xbox One Alpha ring update gets ready for Dolby Atmos

A small update is rolling out to those Xbox Insiders enrolled in the Alpha ring today and while it won’t bring any major changes to the preview operating system beyond “miscellaneous fixes and improvements”, the release notes do make mention of something interesting happening with the Display & sound settings. It looks like Microsoft is getting closer to finally adding full Dolby Atmos support to their Xbox One consoles. Currently Dolby Atmos is only available to Xbox Insiders when using the Blu-ray player. Here’s the related notes:

The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.

This update also contains an issue with the Wireless Display app which prevents it from launching as well as the video game, Skate 3, which also crashes upon launch.

Xbox Insiders are members of the public who have volunteered to help Microsoft test builds of the Xbox One operating system and features before they’re rolled out to the average user. Are you looking forward to Dolby Atmos? Let us know in the comments below.

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