Australians to get Xbox One TV Tuner
The Xbox One’s live TV support is one of the biggest aspect of the console that separates it from the competition. From the console’s launch, certain markets had the ability to attach a set-top box via HDMI pass-through, and then control the TV experience using the One Guide. Recently Microsoft rolled out One Guide support to Australia, but in March they’ll get an even more coveted feature.
Along with One Guide support on Australian Xbox One consoles, in March Australians will be able to purchase the over-the-air digital TV tuner that went on sale in many European countries last year. The TV tuner currently only supports live TV playback, so you won’t be able to use your Xbox One as a DVR anytime soon. We certainly hope that’s a feature that Microsoft plans to add at some point in the near future though.
Currently One Guide is only available in Australia for users in the preview program. Have no fear though, as it’s expected to be released generally in the next few weeks. Also, the TV tuner isn’t actually available for purchase in Australia yet either. You can however pre-order it from the Microsoft Store for AU$39.95.