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Choosing speaker audio settings on Xbox One

If you're just plugging your Xbox into your TV, you won't need to change any audio settings since both sound and video go to your TV over the same HDMI cable. However, if you have an audio receiver or other sound setup, you may want to change your audio settings. In System > Settings > Display & sound > Audio output:

HDMI audio - Keep this set at Stereo uncompressed unless your HDMI cable is plugged into a receiver that can process 5.1 or 7.1 uncompressed signals or bitstream formats. If your receiver works with these formats, select whichever one best matches your system.

Optical audio - If you don't have an optical (SPDIF) cable plugged into an audio receiver, don't worry about this setting. If you do, choose a setting that works with your sound system.

Bitstream format – Once you’ve set HDMI audio or Optical audio to Bitstream out, you can select one of these formats. These formats are typically used with compatible audio receivers or optical headphones. Formats labeled “HDMI only” will turn off Optical audio.

Note If you choose the DVI TV connection setting over in Video output, you can only get sound over optical audio, not HDMI.

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