Microsoft to Roll out Xbox One TV DVR Functionality in an Upcoming Update
Microsoft is said to be internally testing TV DVR (digital video recording) functionality on the Xbox One, which means the feature should roll it out soon enough, in an upcoming update.
Back in August last year, the software giant announced that it was working on adding a new TV DVR feature to its Xbox One console, that would allow users to record OTA broadcasts and live TV programming for later viewing.
It now seems that the new DVR functionality is getting closer to launch, as one industry blogger Paul Thurrott says an unnamed “source very close to Microsoft” told him that the feature is now being tested internally ahead of its eventual launch.
“Microsoft is now internally testing an update for Xbox One called ‘Xbox One Threshold Beta 1603 System Update,’ or th2xboxrel_1603.160308-1900,” says Thurrott. “This update allows the console to record freely-available OTA TV, and it even works while you’re playing games, watching live TV, or when the console is sleeping.”
While Xbox One supports live TV, recording content is currently possible via the cable box; however, if Thurrott’s report proves to be accurate, we will finally be able to enjoy DVR functionality from the console itself. Though the report doesn’t mention a specific timeframe for when the update should roll out and add this functionality to the Xbox One.