Microsoft To Integrate Dolby Audio In Windows 10 — for Edge Browser Only
We all must have used different software for best audio performance while streaming online or just watching random videos. Today we have an awesome news for all, Dolby announced today that they have collaborated with Microsoft and the company will use Dolby sounds officially in Windows 10.
The official statement said that Dolby sounds will be used in Windows 10 on Microsoft Edge browser. It will support web based content played on Edge and all Windows store apps. It will be available on tablets as well as PCs.
Dolby said in a press release:
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation announced today that Dolby Audio is selected to be a part of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and will be natively supported by the new Microsoft Edge browser for the playback of web-based content as well as accessible by third-party Windows Store apps. Users of Microsoft Windows 10 PCs and tablets will enjoy Dolby quality audio experiences through Windows entertainment apps and through Microsoft Edge.
Dolby Audio (supporting Dolby Digital Plus) will be available in x86 Windows 10 PCs and tablets for playback of movies, TV shows, and videos with crisp, clear dialog and greater detail of sounds. Windows 7 and 8 users may upgrade to Windows 10 for free and continue to experience Dolby quality audio consistently across headphones, built-in PC and tablet speakers, or connected home theater systems. Microsoft Edge will be the first browser to leverage the Dolby Digital Plus decoder on the Windows 10 operating system, enabling online content providers to enrich the entertainment experiences of millions of Internet users globally with Dolby Audio.
The Dolby Audio is exclusively available for Windows 10 however Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users can update to Windows 10 for free and enjoy the service.
Smart move Microsoft! So making the Dolby sounds available only on Microsoft Edge browser and Windows store apps will allow Microsoft to tempt developers into making their traditional programs shift to Windows app. This also means that you won’t be able to enjoy that good quality voice over on Chrome or Firefox.
Are you excited for Dolby sounds coming with Windows 10? What do you think about the restriction that Microsoft has put on the update? Let us know in the comments below.