Xbox One Getting TV DVR Functionality - Report

With Windows Media Center going away, Microsoft looks to Xbox One for TV DVR.


Currently, Microsoft's Xbox One allows users to watch live TV, but the system itself does not support recording functionality. Instead, that process is handled by your existing cable box. But that's going to change--and maybe soon--according to Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott.

Sources told Thurrott recently that the Xbox One will receive an update--likely this year--to include TV DVR functionality. Thurrott didn't have anything more to say on the matter, while a Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "We do not comment on rumors or speculation."

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Thurrott's report comes after Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center will not be included with Windows 10 due to "decreased usage."

"Of course, many Media Center fans actually use the product to record and watch TV shows via Media Center PCs in the living room," he explained. "Microsoft's solution for this need will apparently be the Xbox One."

Windows 10 launches this summer as a free upgrade for existing Windows users. It will arrive first on PC, followed by other platforms--including Xbox One later down the road.

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