The Apple TV app on Xbox is gaining Dolby Vision support this week

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What you need to know

  • Xbox is gaining support for Dolby Vision in the Apple TV app.
  • Microsoft says the feature will be rolling out this week but doesn't say exactly when.

The Apple TV app has been available on Xbox Series S and Series X consoles for a while now but it's about to gain a new feature – support for Dolby Vision.

Microsoft announced the news today, saying that the feature will come "this week" although there was no hard date for when the super duper Dolby Vision hotness will kick in.

Step into the story with Dolby Vision – enabled on the Apple TV app. You'll be able to watch some of your favorite Apple TV+ shows, such as "Ted Lasso," "Mythic Quest," "For All Mankind," "See," and "The Mosquito Coast"in Dolby Vision on your Xbox Series X|S consoles. Combined with the immersive audio of Dolby Atmos, you'll be able to see and hear what you've been missing for a premium experience like no other.Unlock a remarkable entertainment experience with the ultra-vivid picture of Dolby Vision. Feast your eyes on a wider spectrum of colors with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are 10 times darker than a standard picture.

Gamers will need to make sure that their console is set up correctly if they want to enjoy Dolby Vision streaming, though. Don't worry, though. Microsoft has your back.

To start experiencing it with a Dolby Vision compatible TV, you need to have "Allow Dolby Vision" enabled and checked in Settings > General > TV & display options > Video Modes on your console. You can also confirm if content is available in Dolby Vision by looking for the Dolby Vision logo at the bottom of the Movie / Show's description page in the Apple TV app or during playback by pressing the B button on your controller.

The Apple TV app gives gamers access to their iTunes movies and TV shows, not to mention Apple Channels and all the Apple TV+ content they could ever want to see.

Don't have an Xbox? You can always take advantage of our list of the best Apple TV deals and bag yourself a new box instead.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.