Can Xbox One S play 4K Blu-ray disc? According to the release features of Xbox One S, the Xbox One S 2TB console would come with 4K Blu-ray disc playback ability. However, according to some Norwegian gamers who have received a Xbox One S earlier than scheduled, the new Xbox One S hasn’t any 4K option. Then, how to play 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S? You can get 2 ways to play 4K Blu-ray disc on Xbox One S in this post.
Part 1: Update Xbox One S after Unboxing
According to Xbox One S report, Microsoft Corporation has noted in a statement that "users who want to experience 4K with the Xbox One S Console will be required to download an update first to do so and the console will not recognize 4K content out of the box."
Xbox representative added that the first Xbox One S consoles available will be the 2TB launch edition on August 2, which upon start-up, will begin downloading the latest Xbox system update which also enables 4K functionality.
This actually means that the naked Xbox One S 2TB console has no 4K Blu-ray disc and 4K media playback support. If you have got your Xbox One S 2TB console, try to download and install the update to gain the 4K functionality so as to play 4K Blu-ray disc on Xbox One S.
Obviously, the 4K Blu-ray playback feature is only available on Xbox One S 2TB console edition. There are in total 5 versions of Xbox One S. What need you do to watch 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S’ other editions? The second solution would be helpful.
Part 2: Make Use of 4K Blu-ray Disc Ripper
A 4K Blu-ray disc ripper would help you easily rip and convert 4K Blu-ray disc to 4K video so that you could play 4K Blu-ray on Xbox One S as you like. Leawo 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S Converter would be your best choice to rip and convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S videos. This 4K Blu-ray ripper software would rip and convert 4K Blu-ray disc to 4K MP4/MKV video without any quality loss. With it, you have no difficulty to play 4K Blu-ray disc on Xbox One S. (If you are using Mac computer, you can turn to Leawo 4K Blu-ray to Xbox Converter for Mac)
How to Convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S so as to Play 4K Blu-ray Disc on Xbox One S?
Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray to Xbox Converter via the above links, and then launch it. (Mac users please download the Mac versions)
Step 2: Get source Blu-ray movies ready. Insert 4K Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray drive, or get source Blu-ray folders ready for loading and converting. (Make sure that your computer’s Blu-ray drive reads 4K Blu-ray disc)
Step 3: Load 4K Blu-ray sources Open the "Convert" tab, and then click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button to browse and add 4K Blu-ray disc into this 4K Blu-ray ripper software.
Note: After loading source Blu-ray movies, you could select subtitles and audio tracks, play source Blu-ray movies, edit Blu-ray movies, snap screenshots, etc.
Step 4: Do output settings
Next to the "Add Photo" button, click the dropdown box and select "Change". You will then arrive at the Profile setting panel. Open the "Format > 4K Video" group to select either 4K MP4 or 4K MKV as output. Since you need to convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S videos, 4K MP4 is suggested.
Optional settings: After you’ve set the output format, click the same dorp-down box and click "Edit" option and then you could adjust video and audio parameters of selected profile, including: video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc.
Step 5: Set output directory
Back to the main program interface, click the green "Convert" button. You could then set an output directory on the right popup sidebar in the "Save to" box.
Step 6: Convert 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S 4K video
Click the bottom "Convert" button on the right sidebar to start converting 4K Blu-ray disc to Xbox One S 4K video. After converting, you could stream 4K Blu-ray to Xbox One S for playback.
Note: Internet connection is required during the whole conversion.