At the start of the Microsoft Xbox Series X | Series S consoles have access to countless streaming services such as Netflix, Disney +, Apple TV +, Sky Go and many more. Partly with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR!
Microsoft has provided extensive information on which streaming services will be available on the Xbox Series X | Series S will run. The focus of users, especially in the first few weeks and months, will certainly be on the gaming capabilities of the new consoles. However, the system offers far more extensive entertainment value. Popular streaming apps will be available via the Xbox Series X | Series S consoles from Day One can be used.
Streaming all-rounder: Xbox Series X | S
In Germany these are among others Netflix, Disney +, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Sky Go, Sky Ticket, Twitch or Spotify. In the USA, services such as HBO Max, Hulu, NBC Peacock, Vudu or FandangoNow or NOW TV are added. The applications can be downloaded from the Xbox Shop. An active subscription is of course required to use these.
For the first time, Microsoft also comments on the video and audio formats supported. The apps from Netflix and Disney + (& Vudu US) will offer content with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos 3D sound as early as the release day (November 10). To what extent the established standards are also supported by Prime Video or Apple TV +, we will have to find out in our “hands-on” test.
Apple TV +: best quality only Apple devices?
Although Microsoft mainly deals with the Apple TV + offer in its official article, Apple reserves the best possible quality (increased bit rate, Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos) for its Apple TV 4K streaming player and compatible mobile devices (iPhone, iPad). But that doesn’t change the fact that you can access your “Apple Online Movie Collection” with just a few clicks – which is very convenient.
The streaming apps are listed in the revised dashboard under “My games & apps”. All streaming services connected to the Xbox and their content can also be found in a separate entertainment block on the UX.