Xbox One is getting full-featured DVR functionality that will be available without any subscription fee and will allow you to download and record your favorite shows; Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox One announced during Microsoft’s Gamescom 2015 Press Conference.
You can not only schedule your recording of your favorite shows but also download and watch them on your device offline. According to Ybarra, the feature will allow Xbox One owners to record free-to-air TV, schedule recordings and take all their recordings on the go. The digital TV tuner for Xbox – released last year – can be used to watch over-the-air TV through an antenna. However, whether the service will be compatible with cable/satellite TV remains to be seen.
In addition to this, Microsoft also announced that using the Xbox app on Windows 10, users will be able to stream their recorded TV shows directly to Windows 10 similar to Xbox One games. Lastly, users will also be able to download their recorded videos and use them anywhere. You can check out Microsoft’s presentation above and share your impressions with us.
If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft has announced that all the future Xbox 360 games with gold will be backward compatible on Xbox One. You don’t have to wait that much for the backwards compatibility as it will finally be available to everyone in November.
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