From later this year Xbox One owners without a cable or satellite box will be able to watch over-the-air digital TV through their consoles.
The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be released in the UK in late October, costing 24.99. It will arrive in Europe at the same time for €29.99.
The peripheral is effectively a USB adapter that allows users to connect a standard TV aerial to their console. It’s compatible with free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards, including HD broadcasts.
There are a few technical issues that European Xbox One owners have to contend with when using their consoles for TV, but it does add new features, such as watching TV and playing games on the same screen via ‘Snap’, OneGuide TV listings, Kinect voice control and assorted PVR functions (as in, pausing and rewinding live TV).