As promised by Microsoft earlier, Xbox One has got its own Over-the-Air (OTA) tuner as a result of a partnership between Microsoft and Hauppauge, an US manufacturer of TV tuners for personal computers.
The TV tuner, costing for $59.99, integrates OTA TV channels with Xbox One’s built in TV viewing features and allows you a funnel free broadcast television programming.
Following are the features that the new TV tuner will bring along-
- Integration with Xbox One’s OneGuide, a guide to navigate TV listings and track favorite shows.
- Snapping TV alongside a game or other Xbox One application for side by side viewing
- Pausing live TV for up to 30 minutes
- Changing channels by voice with Kinect
- Stream the OTA TV feed on your Xbox One to any mobile device on your home through the Xbox One SmartGlass app, which is available on Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android.
Additionally, users can stream over-the-air TV to other devices within the home using the Xbox app on Windows 10 devices or the Xbox One SmartGlass app on Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android, even while someone else is playing a game on Xbox One.
Though the TV tuner costs $59.99, you’ll also need an antenna to get started. Microsoft Store is offering an introductory price of for both of the units.
Microsoft’s strategy has been to cultivate Xbox as the singular entertainment hub in the home and is rightfully stepping towards to accomplish that.
Starting Wednesday, Xbox One customers in the U.S. and Canada can buy the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for the console, which provides access to broadcast networks in their local area.