Xbox One homeowners within the U.S. and Canada can now use their console to watch over-the-air TV and not using a cable subscription.
The brand new function, already obtainable in different nations all over the world, will help reside programming of channels like CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS.
Xbox One homeowners might want to buy a digital TV tuner to allow the service. Microsoft is partnering with Hauppauge to supply a $60 Xbox-branded TV tuner. You’ll additionally want an HDTV antenna, and Microsoft is providing a $99 bundle deal with the tuner and a Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV antenna collectively.
The corporate additionally recommends you go here to verify you’ve ample over-the-air TV reception round your house.
The Xbox One will allow you to entry the over-the-air channels by way of its OneGuide, allow you to shortly change between the TV programming and different apps, or use the “Snap” function to multi-task. You can additionally pause reside TV for as much as half-hour or stream over-the-air TV to Xbox One SmartGlass.
Microsoft initially introduced the function final month.