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HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S

Together with 4K, your Xbox One X or Xbox One S can display HDR content. However, you must have a 4K TV that supports HDR to experience the vibrant colors of HDR.

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?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. With HDR on your Xbox One X and Xbox One S, your TV can display deeper colors and richer contrast, meaning the picture will appear more vibrant and realistic than on a regular HDTV. To see true HDR, look for HDR Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, HDR content in video streaming apps, and HDR games.

There are two HDR formats that your TV manufacturer can choose to support: HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Your TV must support HDR10 and/or the latest version of Dolby Vision to display HDR content from your Xbox One X and Xbox One S. To find out if your TV supports Dolby Vision on Xbox, check the 4K TV Details page under Settings, or check the link here.
Note The linked page is in English only.

See Troubleshooting 4K and HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S for more info.

Turning on HDR

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

Note Some TVs may require a firmware update.

Next, press the Xbox button to open the guide, go to System > Settings, choose Display & sound > Video output, and then choose Video modes. Both the Allow 4K and the Allow HDR and/or Allow Dolby Vision settings should be checked if you want HDR on.

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.

If you'd like to learn what your TV can do, see Do my TV and Xbox support 4K and HDR?

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

Note You must have an Xbox One X or Xbox One S console and a 4K TV to display 4K and HDR content. If you're not sure, see Troubleshooting 4K and HDR on Xbox One X and Xbox One S to learn how to check your console and TV.

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