Does Xbox Series X Support Dual Monitors?

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Does Xbox Series X support dual monitors? If you're a big fan of multi-monitor displays, then you've likely asked this question.

And it makes a lot of sense to do so. Many of the best PC rigs are paired with either impressive ultrawide monitors or two or three displays linked together. They look amazing and can be especially good for certain gaming genres; racing games being just one example.


Since Xbox is a part of Microsoft, you'd assume that some PC characteristics follow through to the next-gen console itself.

But what's the deal with dual monitor support for Xbox Series X? Well, here's what you need to know ahead of buying that extra monitor.

Does Xbox Series X support dual monitors?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Xbox Series X does not support dual monitors.

In fact, it also doesn't support ultra-wide either, we're sorry to say.

But why is this case? Well, it likely comes down to tailoring the console to the majority over the minority, which is an understandable tactic with both Microsoft and Sony.

We're more likely to see Xbox Series X support ultrawide displays in the future than we are dual monitors in our opinion, but exactly when that could happen is still a mystery.


At the moment, the console does have the edge over the PS5 in terms of resolution support, as the Xbox Series X can output in 1440p.

That means you can pair it with any of the great 1440p monitors on the market and get a lightning-fast, super-smooth gaming experience.

The jury is still very much out as to whether PS5 will support 1440p at the time of writing.

Credit: Microsoft
MAJORITY APPEAL: We think it's unlikely we'll see dual monitor support in the future

What Is The Best Alternative To A Dual Monitor Setup?

If you're looking for something to capture the width of a dual monitor setup for Xbox Series X, we'd say your best bet is going as large as possible.

At the moment, there are a number of HDMI 2.1 displays that hit around 43" in size, but also feature fast response times, 4K resolution, and low input lag.


You can see more of our top HDMI 2.1 monitor picks here, or check out the best monitors for Xbox Series X here to see what's available.

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