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New Xbox One update will bring streamed TV to your Android devices
During its Gamescom press event, Microsoft announced it is bringing several changes to Xbox One owners in a new update that is expected to arrive to preview users later this month and all Xbox One owners in the months to come. Some of these changes include the ability to boot the console straight to TV, a new live TV mini guide at the button of the screen, and a new media player with support for USB or DLNA.
You might be wondering, what does this have to do with Android? While many of the features don’t affect Android users at all, Xbox One owners with an Android device will be happy to know that the update also brings a new TV streaming feature that will let you watch TV on your Android device using the SmartGlass app on your home network.
On the downside, the feature will initially roll out on in countries where Microsoft’s recently launched digital TV tuner is already available, so markets like the US might have to wait a bit to stream TV to their mobile devices. Either way, when this fully rolls out, it will be a welcome addition and another great perk for Xbox One owners.
Xbox One owners, excited about the new streaming feature? For those on the fence about picking up a next-gen console, does the streaming feature help sway you in Microsoft’s direction?