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This article was published on October 21, 2014

Microsoft’s Xbox One digital TV tuner goes on sale to help Europeans watch live TV through their console

Microsoft’s Xbox One digital TV tuner goes on sale to help Europeans watch live TV through their console
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Back in August, we revealed that Microsoft was launching a digital TV tuner in Europe, so that Xbox One owners could use their console to access and control live TV. Well, this is now available to buy, costing £24.99 in the UK or €29.99 in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

en-EMEA-L-XboxOne-Digital-TV-Tuner-6CV-00001-RM2-mncoWith the USB device, you can view free-to-air HD TV directly through your Xbox One, without having to change your TV inputs. It basically serves as an alternative to accessing TV from cable or a satellite set-top box connected through HDMI.

You can peruse TV listings using your Xbox One controller and with Kinect voice, with the EPG available in full-screen or as a mini guide. With OneGuide, you will also be able to save your favorite channels for easier access, while you can watch TV and play games simultaneously in Snap mode.

➤  Xbox One Digital TV Tuner

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