The Creators Update for the Xbox One, which rolled out to the consoles last week, listed bitstream pass-through among its list of enhancements. But as Microsoft noted in its blog post, the feature was due to be made available later, and the company has now made good on its promise by releasing the functionality to Xbox One users just a week after the significant update.
Larry Hryb, better known to Xbox fans as Major Nelson, made the announcement via Twitter:
Bitstream pass-through allows your receiver to decode audio natively, bringing support for newer audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. Although it's a relatively minor addition, audiophiles on the platform are likely to appreciate it, especially with the 4K Blu-ray support on the Xbox One S, as most UHD titles support Dolby Atmos.
Announced in October last year, the feature can be found on the "Disc & Blu-ray” settings page where you may select the "Let my receiver decode audio" option. You might also need to reboot your console for the option to show up after ensuring that your Blu-ray settings are updated.