The Xbox Series X and Series S are making console history starting today, as they've become the first systems to incorporate Dolby Vision for gaming. The new feature (previously available for Insiders) will be available for over 100 next-gen titles, along with boosting visual enhancements on thousands of classic HDR10 and Auto HDR games.

Users will see gaming pushed even further on applicable TVs, with "incredible brightness, colour, contrast, and detail". It's also set to be compatible with Xbox Series X|S features, such as "DirectX raytracing, automatic low-latency mode, variable refresh rate, and up to 120FPS".

As per Xbox's Jason Ronald in a message on Twitter, "Xbox and Dolby continue to partner closely with TV manufacturers to update firmware to support Dolby Vision capabilities at 120 Hz where possible."

"Starting today, gamers with compatible Dolby Vision-enabled TVs will be able to enjoy full-spectrum visuals with the rollout of Dolby Vision gaming on Xbox Series X|S. With Dolby Vision, epic worlds – such as lush rainforests or neon futuristic cities – are brought to life in more vivid color. Dolby Vision deepens your immersion into the experience by enabling you to see an enemy hiding in the shadows or spot hidden clues through expanded contrast and better clarity in both bright and dark scenes."

To access Dolby Vision, you'll need to enable your TV's gaming settings, "such as automatic low-latency mode or variable refresh rate". It's also worth ensuring you've checked your TV's firmware updates to ensure it's up to date.

You can easily check if your setup is compatible by doing the following on your Xbox:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Select TV & Display Options.
  • Select 4K TV Details.

Here, you can see if Dolby Vision is ticked or not, and if so, you'll be able to access a wide range of enhancements by enabling the feature.

This is how to do so:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Select TV & Display Options.
  • Select Video Modes
  • Check Dolby Vision For Gaming

It's as simple as that! Dolby Vision is something that was introduced for Apple TV and Spotify Video Podcasts earlier this year, along with it being introduced in games for Insider members, so it's exciting to finally see it rolled out for everyone. Judging by the comparison video shared by Xbox, it's going to be a substantial improvement.

Will you be checking out Dolby Vision on your Xbox Series X|S? Drop us a comment and let us know.