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4K on Xbox One S technical requirements

These are the specific requirements behind each 4K and HDR mode. Check these against your TV manual to see what your TV supports.

TV resolution

Your TV must support the following requirements in order to upscale the system and non-native content to 4K:

Feature

Requirements

4K @ 60 Hz

Resolution: 3840 x 2160p

Refresh rate: 60 Hz

Watching movies & TV

Your TV must support the following requirements to switch to specific 4K or HDR modes on demand for movie and TV content:

Feature

Requirements

4K @ 24 Hz

Resolution: 3840 x 2160p

Refresh rate: 24 Hz

Color depth: 30 bits per pixel (10-bit)

Pixel encoding: 4:4:4

4K @ 50 Hz

Resolution: 3840 x 2160p

Refresh rate: 50 Hz

Color depth: 30 bits per pixel (10-bit)

Pixel encoding: 4:2:0

4K @ 60 Hz

Resolution: 3840 x 2160p

Refresh rate: 60 Hz

Color depth: 30 bits per pixel (10-bit)

Pixel encoding: 4:2:0

HDR

Your TV must support the HDR10 media profile:

  • BT2020 color space or gamut
  • High Dynamic Range (ST2084)

Some TV manufacturers may call this something else. For example, "HDR Premium" or "Ultra HD Premium."

Playing games

Your TV must support the following requirements to switch to 4K or HDR on demand for games:

Feature

Requirements

4K @ 60 Hz

Resolution: 3840 x 2160p

Refresh rate: 60 Hz

Color depth: 30 bits per pixel (10-bit)

Pixel encoding: 4:2:0

HDR

Your TV must support the HDR10 media profile:

  • BT2020 color space or gamut
  • High Dynamic Range (ST2084)

Some TV manufacturers may call this something else. For example, "HDR Premium" or "Ultra HD Premium."

To determine what your TV is telling the console about its 4K capabilities, see Checking your TV's 4K and HDR capabilities on Xbox One S.

If your TV should support these requirements but something's still not working, see Troubleshooting 4K and HDR on Xbox One S.

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