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You'll soon be able to use your Xbox One as a PVR, according to a rumour. At the moment, you can watch TV through your Xbox One and pause and rewind. But recording has been off limits.

Respected Windows blogger Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft's console will soon gain the skill via a software update.

Saying the console only lets you watch live TV, not record it, Thurrot writes: "My sources tell me that will change, and most probably this year, to include TV recording."

Microsoft has long touted its Xbox consoles as one-stop media powerhouses, while Sony has focussed on the gaming skills of the PlayStation. So it would make sense for Microsoft to add TV recording to the Xbox One.

One issue would be storage. The Xbox One currently has a 500GB hard drive – that's not a lot of room for TV recordings, once you add games, photos, music and whatnot too. Microsoft could make you use external storage, or release a 1TB edition of the console, like last year's special edition model.

Microsoft has confirmed it won't include its Media Centre program in Windows 10. Which makes Xbox One PVR functionality even more likely.


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