Microsoft and Hauppauge are bringing over-the-air TV to Xbox One for $79.99 to select customers in Canada and the U.S., according to an Xbox Wire post today.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox One-compatible Hauppauge WinTV-955Q is available at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Micro Center. You'll also need a separate antenna to pick up the signals flying through the air around you and your Xbox One.
"In the next few months," the post reads, "Xbox will be partnering with Hauppauge to release a lower cost version of this tuner, the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One, retailing for MSRP $59.99, and available to everyone in the U.S. and Canada."
Those who want to expand their Xbox Ones must be in the console's invitation-only preview program. Microsoft's console already has several on-demand video viewing options, like HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV. The tuner allows users to watch local affiliates like CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS as they broadcast their programs live. If you're wondering what stations you get, Mohu will help you find out.
The Xbox One's OneGuide will include your TV listings. Users will be able to pause live TV for up to 30 minutes and stream it over the air to the SmartGlass apps on Android, iOS, Windows and Windows Phone.
You can watch the video below to see "one of the most requested features for live TV," as Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb calls it.
Microsoft released a digital TV tuner in Europe last fall. Today, that program expands to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland. The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner was already available today in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.