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Australians to get Xbox One TV Tuner

xbox-tv-tunerThe 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.

Source: Microsoft Store via Windows Central

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    Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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