You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Xbox One Is Getting a DVR App for Over-the-Air TV, Courtesy of Tablo

Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June.

The new Tablo app, which is available for free through the Xbox App Store, allows users to watch live television as well as schedule recordings and watch recorded shows.

However, shows aren’t recorded locally on the Xbox One. The app instead requires users to buy a Tablo networked DVR device, which stores recordings on an external hard drive an then streams them to mobile and TV-connected devices. Tablo’s DVR hardware is available for $180 and up, depending on the configuration of the device.

Tablo’s DVR has become popular with the cord cutting crowd, thanks to numerous apps for devices like mobile phones and tablets as well as TV-connected devices like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and more.

Microsoft originally announced a little over a year ago that it would add DVR functionality to the Xbox One, complete with the ability to stream recordings to mobile devices. However, a year later, the company did a complete 360, and said that the feature was on hold. Instead, Microsoft told reporters in June that it was going to focus on “launching new, higher fan-requested gaming experiences across Xbox One and Windows 10.”

More Digital

  • MUBI Giving Away Subscriptions to Film

    MUBI Giving Away Subscriptions to Film Students (EXCLUSIVE)

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

  • Netflix placeholder

    Netflix Partners With Dubai-Based Pay-TV OSN in Middle East and North Africa

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

  • reddit ban

    Reddit Bans Community for Deepfake Sex Tape Software

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

  • Snapchat redesigned app

    Snapchat, Ignore the Haters: History Shows Freak-Outs Over Redesigns Subside

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

  • Magic Leap

    How Magic Leap Wants to Help Publishers Bring Their Videos to Mixed Reality (Q&A)

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

  • A Bad Moms Christmas

    'Bad Moms', 'Only the Brave' Take Two Top Spots on Disc Sales Charts

    Xbox One users can now record over-the-air TV from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC without subscribing to cable, thanks to a new app from connected DVR maker Tablo. This comes after Microsoft put the brakes on its own plans to launch DVR functionality for the Xbox One in June. The new Tablo app, which is […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content