Planned for a future 2016 release on Xbox One, the TV DVR feature seems to be getting put on hold, according to a statement made by the corporate body this week. While the Xbox One does many things including gaming, movie streaming, tv shows and other media are what fans also use, but don’t need right now.
In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft said: “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.”
One of the biggest criticisms aimed at the Xbox One before and during its launch is that it was too focused on multimedia, and not fully invested in games. Yet, open up your friends list and you’ll find many of your friends watching Netflix, Youtube or even Twitch. The option being available is more important than not having it at all.
“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.” The DVR feature would allow Xbox One owners to schedule recordings of free to air channels and watch them at will on the console or via mobile apps connected to Xbox Live.