How to Download Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio Windows

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Dolby Digital Audio Driver is an audio compression technology developed by Dolby Laboratories that can be used by Windows OS based desktop or laptop computers, or even tablets, to improve the sound quality. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio software and how to download and install it on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

Also see: Windows 11 Sound Equalizer Settings (How to Open)

What is Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio?

Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio is an audio technology that provides higher quality audio playback on Windows devices. It uses audio compression technology to enhance audio quality and provides a surround sound experience for users. With Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio, users can enjoy rich and immersive audio that is perfect for music, movies, and gaming.

Can I download Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio software driver?

First of all, if your computer supports Dolby technology, or if you have any hardware part, particular your sound card, speaker or headset that supports Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio driver, you can download the latest Dolby driver from your computer’s OEM or hardware manufacturer’s website.

If your computer or hardware parts doesn’t support Dolby, you can’t forcefully use Dolby driver on your current hardware. It simply will not work. In fact, there is no standalone offline installer for Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio software driver download provided by Dolby.

Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio Driver Download for Windows 11/10

Why can’t you download Dolby audio driver if your hardware is not supported?

This is because each sound card or speaker, and each computer model, be it laptop or desktop computer, is custom-tuned by Dolby, if supported, to deliver the best possible audio experience. Thus, Dolby actually doesn’t have access to these custom audio drivers. Dolby is just a technology used by these hardware and PC manufacturers to custom-tune the audio driver for the device. The Dolby audio drivers can only be downloaded from the hardware or computer’s OEM websites.

If your hardware or computer supports Dolby (usually you can see the Dolby label on the box of your hardware or PC), go to your computer or hardware manufacturer’s website accordingly to look for and download the latest Dolby audio driver.

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Below is a list of some of the most popular manufacturers’ official website driver pages that may be helpful.

You can search your PC or hardware model on its OEM site to download the latest Dolby audio driver (if supported). Anyway, you can simply Google your hardware or PC model to see if it is Dolby Digital Plus audio supported.

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Download Dolby Digital Plus using Windows Update

When you update your Windows 10 or Windows 11, Windows will also automatically scan for and download the latest drivers (from Microsoft’s driver repository) for all your hardware in your computer. This includes your drivers for your audio devices.

Windows 11/10 Playback devices and speakers

If your audio device or other equipment supports Dolby Digital Plus, when you run Windows Update, it should also be able to detect and download the latest Dolby audio driver for your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

To run Windows Update, press Wini keys to open Settings. Select Update & Security. From the left pane, click on Windows Update. Then, click on the Check for updates button to allow Windows to check for any new update or driver installation for your PC.

Check for Windows Update to download Dolby audio driver

About Dolby Digital Plus Home theater

Dolby Digital Plus Home theater

This is what Dolby says about Dolby Advanced Audio and Dolby Home Theatre: Dolby Advanced Audio v2 and Dolby Home Theater v4 are designed into selected PC models and will not be available for direct purchase or download. Our experts work with PC manufacturers to custom-tune each model to deliver an optimized audio experience for the device.

How to enable Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio on Windows 10 or 11?

Well, if you do have Dolby digital audio technology on your computer, to enable it, try the steps below:

  1. Go to the Start menu and search for “Sound.”
  2. Click on “Sound Settings.”
  3. Under “Output,” select your device.
  4. Click on “Device Properties.”
  5. Click on “Additional device properties.”
  6. Go to the “Enhancements” tab.
  7. Check the box for “Dolby Digital Plus.”
  8. Click “Apply” and then “OK.”

After enabling the Dolby Digital Plus feature, you should immediately notice quite significant changes in the quality of the audio playback.

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Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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