The Xbox One tunes in to free OTA TV within the US and Canada
Final yr Microsoft added a function to European Xbox Ones that introduced broadcast TV on to the field, and now it is beginning to roll out the identical factor within the US and Canada. At present out there for customers within the Preview Program, it combines with a TV tuner from Hauppauge (and an antenna — the tuner retails for $eighty however is presently $sixty one on Amazon) to chop out the cable intermediary, and let house owners watch the TV alerts which might be floating about freely. A $60 model of the tuner constructed particularly for the Xbox One is coming quickly. Whereas it does not flip the console’s arduous-drive right into a full fledged DVR, it does have a number of DVR-like options, with the power to pause stay TV for as much as half-hour, and it could actually stream TV to a telephone or pill operating the SmartGlass app.
We have seen a few main TV suppliers launch apps for Xbox One (along with Verizon and Constitution, AT&T has a U-verse app presently out there), however they principally haven’t helped the sport system in its effort to meld with day by day TV watching. Because the Xbox Information publish factors out, with a mixture of the antenna and the lately-launched Sling TV app, house owners can get a lot of the huge TV channels without having cable or satellite tv for pc in any respect.
- Key specs
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- Recreation format Optical disc, Downloadable
- On-line options Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Retailer, Browser
- Drive capability 500 GB
- Controller sort Wired, Wi-fi
- Movement controls Digital camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Launched 2013-eleven-22