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A number of new and interesting features are headed towards the Xbox One, but I'm going to ignore most of them. What has caught out attention is the ability to stream TV to Android devices using the SmartGlass app. The feature will join the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in coming to various European countries in the months ahead. It will allow users to stream TV to other smartphones and tablets while continuing to play games on the Xbox One.

Check out the video below to see a demo of the functionality in action. I've jumped ahead to the relevant part for you.

SmartGlass TV streaming will let viewers pause, play, and rewind shows from their touchscreen devices. Not only that, they will be able to change channels without interrupting what's going on with the actual console or the TV it's hooked up to.

Hit up the source link below for more details as well as the non-Android-related bits that you might also care about. Don't worry, you can be honest with us. We understand that there are other things in your life besides Android devices.

Source: Major Nelson

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • FrillArtist

    Wow. They should bring this to the U.S. It's too bad the networks might sue Microsoft just like they did to Aereo.

    • John Wilson

      They'll bring it eventually and the tuner is not required. They are just bringing it to the places where they released the tuner first.

      • Stephen seagull

        Nobody buys xbox one, so who cares. Its still flopping worse than it was at launch

        • Chris

          That's funny, it's doing better then the 360 did at launch. It's the second fastest selling console ever and It's sold millions so far. It's also an awesome media hub, btw. Maybe you'd know that it you weren't a sheep. I can't stand the flock mentality people have, whether it be phones or game systems it's just stupid.

        • FrillArtist

          Just shut up...

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Oh the irony when there is one thing that MS does with its gaming department better than Sony and it's a mobile app rather than the main product (being the console) or its game library

  • Nick

    Just to point out, the TV services you can using the tuner are only terrestrial free channels, all of which you can already stream using the existing catchup services like iPlayer, 4OD etc.

    In other words, like pretty much everything Microsoft had to offer these days, too little, too late (the tuner is a poor version of he PS3's PlayTV released in 2007, the Xbox one is single channel, with no recording capabilities).

    In fact very little from Gamescon suggest anything but further sinking of the Xbox One into irrelevance...

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3712/gr2kgckg_png

    PS4 outside it 8:1 in Europe and 4:1 in the US... Ouch....

    • Texazzpete

      Go get a decent job so you don't have to do this console warz bullcrap. The desperation from you peons to validate your purchase is just disgraceful.

      • Chris

        Yeah, these people are getting to be worse then Iphone worshippers. This person probably fails to realize that the xbox is sold in like 50 less territories as well.

        • Moron above!

          And yet in every country where both consoles are sold the PS4 is still miles ahead. Moron.

          • Chris

            Yeah, as i stated above, it's still the second fastest selling gaming console of all time. If you think sales affect the quality of a product you're clueless. I enjoy both my Xbox and PS4, but the Xbox is more of a media hub and a lot more useful than a PS4. I hope those PS4 sales make your console experience so much better buddy.

      • TexazzPetesMom

        Haha you stupid motherfucker. I've seen yiy on the vwrge defending shitcrosoft. Wtf is wrong with you? So weird!

        Here you are trolling other sites to defend them. You have serious issues. Qunt.

        • Texazzpete

          I have a soft spot for MS, doesn't stop me from using other products. Been an Android user since the G1.

          I do quite some 'defending' when it comes to the xbox One, but I have a pS4 and a Wii U also. You'll never see me actively putting down the competition. No need to, since I'm not a broke fanboy like you and can buy most games I really want.

          Good job on the stalking. Wonder when I can see you outside my window, watching me poop?

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    If it was coming to US first nobody would mention it in a title, or even article.

    • spunker88

      On a site written in US English, its usually assumed that what is being written about is available in the US unless otherwise specified.

    • ltredbeard

      Right....no articles ever have (US Only) in the title