Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Mick Brennan0
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Addon Coming This October
Microsoft has announced the release of the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in October that will allow Xbox One owners to receive free over-the-air programming without the need for set-top box. At the moment, it is confirmed that it will be released in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain for €29.99. There is no news on release in Ireland as of yet.
The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is a USB device that plugs into a free USB port on the Xbox One and provides access to over-the-air free TV when connected. It supports all of the standards including DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C. Besides receiving guide listings for your area so you know what is on, uses will be able to get game invites and receive Skype calls. Using the Xbox One Snap Mode, you can watch TV and do something else at the same time.
While the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will allow owners to pause live TV, it does not allow the recording of TV. With full Xbox OneGuide support the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will allow the changing of the channel using your voice with Kinect. The OneGuide will also now work with SmartGlass and support the integration of TV On Demand listings for shows that are available from your streaming video apps as well.