When Microsoft first introduced the Xbox One, it was intended to “control the living room.” Features like OneGuide were designed to bring all of your media content to one place. Even with the addition of OTA capabilities with a small dongle, Xbox One simply hasn’t caught on like Microsoft had hoped in this area. Today, Tablo is introducing a new Xbox One-focused version of its DVR. There will be a new app designed specially for the gaming console that works in tandem with the company’s two-tuner model.
Tablo’s OTA DVR uses a traditional HD antenna to bring in local channels that are available in your area. It acts as a central hub for all of your recorded content and is then shared out to an Xbox One (and other streaming media players). While the DVR has been available to the public for awhile, its new functionality on the Xbox One bridges the gap between the gaming console and recorded content. For committed cord cutters, this is a viable option. The DVR itself is available for $220 with a required TiVo-like subscription ($5/mo. or $50/yr.) Learn more about cutting the cord here.
Starting right now, Tablo customers with an Xbox One (or Xbox One S) can download the Tablo app from the Xbox Store and begin watching live and recorded Over-the-Air TV on the same device they use to play blockbuster games like Fallout. So when yet another settlement asks you to stop looking for your missing son and lend a hand, you can hit save and watch some free TV instead, without having to ditch your controller for a remote or change inputs on your TV.