Sorry, the Xbox One isn’t going to be a DVR anymore

Last August, Microsoft finally confirmed earlier rumors by announcing that the Xbox One would be usable as a digital video recorder sometime in 2016. Now, it seems Microsoft is giving up those plans.

“After careful consideration, we’ve decided to put development of DVR for over-the-air TV on hold to focus our attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10,” a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge in a statement. “We’re always listening to fan feedback and we look forward to bringing more requested experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Xbox Live this year.”

As originally announced, the feature would have been limited to over-the-air broadcasts received through the system’s optional antenna USB dongle, and it wouldn’t have worked with cable and/or satellite broadcasts taken through the built-in USB input. Users would have had to store shows on an external USB hard drive rather than the system’s internal storage, and they would have been able to stream or download recordings to other mobile devices or Windows PCs.

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