Report: Microsoft Testing TV DVR For Xbox One Internally

Xbox One DVR

We all know that Microsoft is working on DVR functionality for Over-the-Air TV, which lets you record live over-the-air TV, schedule recordings and take your shows on-the-go. Paul Thurrott today reported that Microsoft has now started testing this feature internally. Xbox One Threshold Beta 1603 System Update (th2xboxrel_1603.160308-1900) includes this feature and hopefully Microsoft will release it to preview members soon.

From your Xbox One, you can stream recorded TV shows to other devices, either via the Xbox app on Windows 10, or through Xbox SmartGlass for iOS and Android. Even better, you can also download shows to your Windows 10 phone, PC or tablet so you can watch them whenever and wherever you want.

With DVR for Over-the-Air TV, you’ll never miss a minute of your favorite TV shows, movies or sporting events when you want to play a game or need to step out. Once your Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, it’s as easy as plugging a USB hard drive into your Xbox One console and recording your content. And by recording content to an external drive, there’s no impact on your gameplay activities or ability to save to the console.

DVR for Over-the-Air TV will be available in select countries where over-the-air TV and it will be a free service.