Microsoft Ditches Xbox One DVR Plans to Focus on Gaming
Posted by Ken Barnes
Last year, Microsoft announced that they were working on adding a DVR feature for over-the-air TV to the Xbox One. Reaction to the announcement wasn't particularly what the Redmond giant expected, with most people sweating over the fact they'd doubtless need to buy another external drive. That, and the fact that more and more people are ditching over-the-air TV for everything but live events has led Microsoft to pull the plug on the idea.
In a statement to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson said:-
"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. 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."
So, there you have it. If you want to record episodes of Eastenders or Britain's Got Talent you'll need to...well...use one of the other devices you own that more than likely already has that functionality.