Adobe and Microsoft have announced a new partnership to create 4K, HDR streaming software for the Xbox One, and it is only available in the US, not Australia.
The two companies announced that they have launched a new service for the UK, which is a major player in the 4K and HDR video streaming market, allowing users to access 4K content from up to 30K feet away.
The service will initially only work with 4K Ultra HD content, but Microsoft and Adobe will be working with 4k content providers in the UK and elsewhere to provide 4K HDR content for use with the Xbox, which will include Dolby Vision HDR 4K playback.
The service will also support up to 4K UHD content for games, and 4K audio for voice over IP applications.
The Xbox One’s 4K output has been enhanced by the inclusion of a dynamic HDR filter, so users can watch HDR content in 4K even when they are not using 4K TVs.
The new service is only part of Microsoft and Apple’s broader 4K push, and the Xbox 360 is the only major console that offers HDR support.
However, it is a welcome addition to the Xbox’s arsenal of 4K capabilities.
The company announced that it will be releasing the first-ever HDR Blu-ray player for the PlayStation 4 in March 2019.
It will be available for pre-order on December 1 for $1,799.