Rumor: Xbox One TV DVR being test

It looks like one of the most anticipated features of the Xbox One may finally be coming to users.

According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft is internally testing the console’s over-the-air DVR capabilities. This feature will allow users to attach a USB storage device to the console, and record their set-top box that is plugged into the console.

“Microsoft is now internally testing an update for Xbox One called “Xbox One Threshold Beta 1603 System Update,” or th2xboxrel_1603.160308-1900,” Thurrott said. “This update allows the console to record freely-available OTA TV, and it even works while you’re playing games, watching live TV, or when the console is sleeping.”

This will offer the ability to eliminate a leased DVR from your local cable company.

The Xbox One was released in 2013 with the ultimate goal of being a fully-featured living room entertainment system. With the addition of the TV DVR, the console will move one step closer to being exactly what it wants to be. Whether that leads to more sales to catch up to the PlayStation 4 remains to be seen.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Microsoft.

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