During the summer at the beginning of August Microsoft announced the upcoming launch of its new Xbox One Digital TV Tuner throughout Europe and the UK, that would provide users with the ability to enjoy free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television.
Today the Digital TV Tuner has launched and is now available to purchase and offers the ability to also pause live TV and watch TV using the Xbox One Snap mode, all for the price of just £24.99 in the UK, watch the video below to learn more.
The Xbox One digital TV tuner will has also launched in France, Germany, Italy, Spain for €29.99. Microsoft explains :
“The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner provides Xbox One users with a better over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through the USB single tuner, an alternative to accessing TV content from a cable or satellite set-top box connected through the HDMI-In port.”
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner features include :
– Watch HD TV on Xbox One: With the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you can watch free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television channels without changing TV inputs. You can receive game invitations and notifications while watching TV and even watch TV while you wait for a multiplayer match to start.
– TV Viewing in Snap Mode: You can watch TV using the Snap mode, watching TV on the side and leaving the main screen for games, Skype, or other applications.
– Pause Live TV: Pause your favorite show when you get up to take a break.
– TV Listings in the OneGuide: TV listings will be available in the OneGuide. From anywhere, say “Xbox show guide, what’s on BBC One?” to quickly navigate directly to that channel’s listings.
– Favorite Channels in the OneGuide: Create your own personal Favorites in the OneGuide so you can easily choose what you want to watch.
– Channel Tuning by Voice: The OneGuide allows you to call out your favorite TV channel by name and start watching it instantly.
– The OneGuide on Xbox SmartGlass: Now you have access to the full OneGuide on the new Xbox SmartGlass app with the ability to tune channels on your TV.
– TV On Demand: TV listings in the OneGuide will indicate which shows are available on demand from video apps.
More details about the specifications for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner can be found over on the official Xbox website.