How to Enable 4K Settings, Download 4K Content on the Xbox One X

A look at how to turn on 4K and download 4K game content on the new Xbox One X console. 

1 week ago by Morgan Shaver in Guides

If you recently took home a brand new Xbox One X console, you may be wondering how to turn on 4K settings and download 4K game content. After all, enhanced 4K features are one of the main staples of the Xbox One X.

If you’re having a hard time enabling 4K settings and/or downloading 4K content on the Xbox One X, no worries, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find a quick guide on how to turn on 4K settings and download 4K game content on the Xbox One X!

How to Enable 4K Settings on the Xbox One X

Remember to enable 4K on your Xbox One X after you've finished setting up the console.

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you get your Xbox One X home is turn on the 4K settings. Note that 4K settings aren’t default enabled, so you’ll need to manually turn 4K on. Once you’ve setup your Xbox One X, turn the console on and run through the system setup. Next, press the Xbox button on your Xbox One X controller and bring up the Guide.

After that, navigate over to the Systems tab and select the “Settings” option from the list. In Settings, navigate over to Display and Sound, then select “Advanced Video Settings” from the list. At this point, you’ll be able to choose how you want your Xbox One X to run. For example, at 50Hz, 24Hz, HDR, 4K, and even 3D.

In order to choose the best setting, check the output on your 4K TV or monitor using “4K TV Details”. Match your Xbox One X settings to your 4K TV or monitor’s output, then save your new settings. Congrats, your Xbox One X should now have 4K settings turned on and ready to go!

How to Download 4K Content on the Xbox One X

Be sure to enable 4K settings on your Xbox One X before downloading 4K game content.

With your Xbox One X’s 4K settings turned on and enabled, the next step is learning how to download 4K game content. To help you save time, we recommend turning on the 4K settings on your Xbox One X first by following the steps listed above. In doing so, you’ll ensure your games are ready to play at full 4K right off the bat.

To download 4K content on the Xbox One X, launch your game by inserting it into the disc tray or selecting the digital copy. In doing so, you’ll automatically be prompted to download the game’s 4K files. This can take some time, so be patient while everything downloads. Once the 4K files have downloaded, you’ll be able to enjoy some beautiful 4K visuals on your brand new Xbox One X console!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to turn on, enable, and download 4K content on the Xbox One X.