Microsoft has announced that Dolby Atmos audio support will be added to the Xbox One S and Xbox One with the Creators Update that is coming.
This will remedy one of the complaints that Xbox One S owners have had, so they will be happy that support for Dolby Atmos is finally coming to the console.
Thus far, the Xbox One and Xbox One S have been unable to output to a Dolby Atmos AV receiver even though the former is capable of playing Blu-rays and the latter is actually the first console to feature a 4K UHD Blu-ray player. Both formats can feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack but Xbox owners have not been able to use it. That all changes now.
The update will finally change things for Xbox One and Xbox One S owners, enabling owners to use their consoles as powerful home media devices as well as playing games. Dolby Atmos support for the Xbox will come with the Windows 10 Creators Update that’s going to be released in spring of next year. To use Dolby Atmos audio, you will need to have an Atmos speaker setup, which is an necessity because without a compatible speaker setup you have no use for Atmos support.