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HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S

Together with 4K, the Xbox One X and Xbox One S can display content encoded with HDR
(high dynamic range). To experience the vibrant colors of HDR, however, you must have a 4K TV that supports it.

Video: Set up 4K and HDR

Watch the video Set up 4K and HDR. Note This video is available in English only.

What's HDR?

High Dynamic Range games and movies offer deeper colors and richer contrast, so images look more vibrant and realistic than they do in standard high-definition. To appreciate true HDR, look for “HDR Ultra HD” Blu-ray discs, HDR content in video streaming apps, and HDR games. TV manufacturers support two HDR formats: HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

HDR10 is the default HDR experience for Xbox One. Some apps also support Dolby Vision. In either case, two things are needed to enjoy HDR from Xbox. First, you must enable one or both HDR formats (HDR10 or Dolby Vision). Second, your TV must support HDR10 or the latest version of Dolby Vision. Most TVs that support Dolby Vision will also support HDR10, so for the best HDR experience, enable both on your Xbox. However, if your TV supports Dolby Vision but not HDR10, you’ll get HDR from your Xbox only while viewing apps that use Dolby Vision.

To see if your TV supports Dolby Vision on Xbox, check your console’s 4K TV Details (Settings > Display & sound > Video output > 4K TV details), or check the list from Dolby.

Note The linked file is in English only.

For more info, see Troubleshooting 4K and HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S.

Turning on HDR

First, check your TV’s settings to make sure HDR and/or Dolby Vision is turned on. Your TV must support the HDR10 media profile to display standard HDR, or the latest version of Dolby Vision.

Your TV might need a firmware update. Also, you might need to turn on Dolby Vision for your TV—check your TV settings menu or manual.

Next, on your Xbox: Press the Xbox button to open the guide and go to System > Settings > Display & sound > Video output > Video modes.

To turn on HDR, check the boxes called Allow 4K, Allow HDR, and/or Allow Dolby Vision.

If you're playing HDR content but it doesn't show as HDR, see Troubleshooting 4K and HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S.

To learn what your TV has to offer in this department, see Do my TV and Xbox support 4K and HDR?

For info about 4K, see What is 4K?

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