Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Change Aspect Ratio
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Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Change Aspect Ratio

Lloyd Coombes
10 November 2020

Set your Xbox Series S/X up correctly.

Not one but two Xbox consoles have now finally launched, meaning the next generation of console gaming is finally here.

The Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X are impressive machines, but you may want to change your aspect ratio – particularly if you plan to play on an Ultrawide monitor in 1440p, for example.

With that in mind, here's how to tweak the settings to get your games looking just right.

Xbox Series S/X: Change Aspect Ratio

With the Xbox Series S and X using much of the same UI as the Xbox One series of consoles, you'll want to take a trip to your settings to find TV calibration options.

To get there, you'll need to open the Settings app.

You can find this either in your "My Games and Apps" folder, in the apps category, or by opening the Guide (press the Xbox button) and navigating to "Profile and System" and selecting "Settings".

Once in settings, head to "TV and Display Options", and from there you'll be able to select your resolution, as well as "Calibrate TV".

Selecting the latter option will take you through several pages that you'll essentially need to tweak the look of by using your TV remote.

Eventually, you'll find a page for "Aspect Ratio and Sharpness". Here, you'll want to make sure you can see green lines on all sides of the screen.

Once you've done that, click next and ta-da, you've set your aspect ratio correctly.

If you're using a monitor or a TV without a remote, be sure to use the buttons on the device itself to adjust the picture as required.

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