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Microsoft Has Canceled Plans for an Xbox One DVR Option…


xboxLast August Microsoft announced plans to add a TV DVR to their Xbox One in 2016. Many had expected it to be revealed at CES, but Microsoft has killed the hope of many.

“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to put development of DVR for Over-the-Air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10,” revealed a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live this year.”

The DVR would have been designed to work with an antenna to record free over the air TV. Sadly, these plans are dead, but you can still use a USB adapter to watch live over the air TV through your Xbox One- you just won’t be able to DVR it.

Not only are the Xbox One DVR plans have come to an end, the free Microsoft Media Center with DVR that used to be widely popular with cord cutters is also dead, leaving cord cutters without a DVR option from Microsoft.

Microsoft was once the leader in free DVR options, but for now, DVRs will no longer be a part of Microsoft’s plans going forward.

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  • Steve

    This was the selling feature for me over the PS4 after they announced the OTA DVR function was coming. As in, I purchased an Xbox One the day after their press release saying I would have an all in one entertainment console including DVR.

    I will never buy another Xbox product again.

    Way to go Microsoft…

    • Roger

      I also purchased an Xbox one, because of the OTA DVR function, I will now sell my Xbox one and use my old PS3 for all my TV with PlayStation Vue and its cloud DVR, nice going Microsoft