Tech blogger Paul Thurrott cites unnamed sources claiming the DVR is coming to the Xbox One soon.
Microsoft’s Xbox One is going to be getting the ability to record programs and watch them later, at some point in the very near future. This report is according to blogger Paul Thurrott who claims to have gotten confirmation from a number of unnamed sources. Interestingly enough, this report comes around the same time that Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Media Center, which allows a user to play media from a computer on a television or large screen won’t be included in Windows 10 when it gets released later this summer.
One of the key features that will be lost when Windows Media Center is killed off, is the ability to record live television on your computer. Thurrot posits that the feature will be replaced. “Of course, many Media Center fans actually use the product to record and watch TV shows via Media Center PCs in the living room,” according to Thurrott. “Microsoft’s solution for this need will apparently be the Xbox One, though the console currently only provides live TV watching, but not recording. My sources tell me that will change, and most probably this year, to include TV recording.”
It doesn’t seem like much of a stretch that this feature is coming down the pike. The Xbox One already has a kind of DVR functionality when it comes to game play. The console also already offers the ability to watch live television, but it doesn’t offer recording capabilities. It doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to combine the two functions.