Xbox One now got improved visuals for video streaming apps

Few days back, Microsoft has released a small, yet significant update for Xbox One gaming console. At this occasion, Larry Hryb, Microsoft’s head of Xbox Live Programming has said that the update for now would have no features and stated that,

A few behind the scenes changes to prepare prepare for the future.

As it turns out, that wasn’t entirely the case as the change log of the latest update reveals that it has added the support for 10-bit HD High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to the Xbox One console. Here is the official statement regarding the update from the official Microsoft page.

10-bit HD HEVC enables video streaming apps, like NetFlix, to use lower bandwidth to deliver HD quality video streams. 10-bit Ultra color increases the video color precision from 8-bits to 10-bits – with 8-bits you only get 16 million colors, but with 10-bit Ultra color precision you get 1 billion life-like colors that makes your video more vibrant.



Along with the above inclusions, the update also included a following bug fixes as well.

  • Fix has been released to address the multiplayer issues across a few titles.
  • Released some small updates to the party app to help the team to better understand the issues that were reported by the community.
  • Fixed an issue where the certain type of the disc based bundled games would not install properly.

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