Thanks to TV streaming, the Xbox One is about to get more useful to your phone or tablet

Gigaom

After receiving an upcoming software update, Microsoft’s Xbox One will be able to stream live television content to computers and mobile devices. The Verge notes that Microsoft announced the news on Tuesday, saying early access to the update will begin later this month. The game console will also gain support for media playback through a connected USB device or wirelessly from a DLNA source.

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The television streaming feature will debut in regions that can use Microsoft’s(s msft) recently announced digital TV tuner for the Xbox One; the company introduced the small tuner last week in Europe for around $40. That TV signal from the tuner will then be viewable over a home Wi-Fi network on various devices using Microsoft’s companion app, the company says:

“Launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to…

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