It’s the finish of the highway for Microsoft’s Xbox TV ambitions, as The Verge has confirmed that Microsoft will shut down the dwell TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One.
This “sunsetting” of the service will occur in Might. Though TV listings shall be eliminated in Might, customers can nonetheless use the HDMI passthrough characteristic to view dwell TV.
“Based mostly on buyer utilization and suggestions, we’re continuously evolving the Xbox expertise,” Microsoft’s Jonathan Hildebrandt mentioned. “To that finish, starting this Might we’ll be sunsetting dwell TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One.”
As The Verge reminds us, the thought for OneGuide was seemingly an excellent one–it would offer an overlay that went round your cable field to allow you to extra simply entry TV content material in your Xbox.
This was again when Microsoft envisioned the Xbox One as an “all-in-one video games and leisure system.” In truth, the identify Xbox One was derived from Microsoft’s ambition to create a console that could possibly be the one you wanted below your TV. For a wide range of causes and because of many elements, this didn’t precisely come to be.
Whereas this plan may not have labored out precisely as Microsoft wished, Xbox is in fantastic shape right now from a business perspective, and the corporate simply completed its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax that ought to set the corporate up for a shiny future.