If you haven’t been able to get over the fact that Microsoft is killing Windows Media Center for good perhaps this new report might cheer you up. Word on the street is that Xbox One TV DVR feature is just around the corner, and when this feature arrive it will make the company’s console a must-have gadget in the living room. The TV recording feature for Xbox One is expected to be released before the end of this year.
Microsoft has dabbled with such features on its new console. In Europe and North America it supports TV tuners on the Xbox One but functionality is limited to pausing live TV, full DVR features are not available to users.
It would certainly make sense for Microsoft to add Xbox One TV DVR feature since it positioned this console as more of an entertainment device than just a gaming console when it was launched back in 2013.
The Xbox One already lets users hook up cable boxes via HDMI-in but it’s not immediately clear if the console will support recording from this source.
When the TV recording feature arrives storage will certainly be a cause for concern, the 500GB internal hard drive that the console ships with won’t be enough for TV recordings, media and games. So Microsoft could ship new versions with higher storage or simply allow recordings to be stored to an external source via USB.
Microsoft has neither denied nor confirmed this report.