Microsoft Confirms Ending For Xbox One-era OneGuide & TV Listings Later This May

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Definitively, what Xbox One initially pitched is viewed to be the answer to the platform’s unfortunate set back in competition the past console generation. While many firms face cycles in hindering performance like Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft’s pursuit to integrate entertainment with gaming came at a cost which resulted in a mocked platform for most of its lifecycle.

However, so of its tools proved to be helpful for those that utilized the features on the console. Namely, the OneGuide/TV listings that users operate with via Xbox One on the daily. However, as Microsoft now strides to nestle back into its focus on video games, last generation attributes are being scrapped. First was the snap feature, now it’s the OneGuide.

In a new Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft issues that both OneGuide & TV listings are beings crapped later this May.

Based on customer usage and feedback, we’re constantly evolving the Xbox experience. To that end, beginning this May we’ll be sunsetting live TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One. You can continue to use OneGuide to view your connected HDMI devices or USB TV tuner. You can also keep using OneGuide for HDMI-passthrough and to watch TV via USB TV tuners, but you won’t be able to access the on-screen TV Listings guide.

Jonathan Hildebrandt, Xbox Experiences Principal Program Manager Lead

However, all is not bad as Microsoft is also planning to implement new features as old ones are left to find the door. In that, Xbox – including Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S – can expect the new ‘suspend’ feature for all consoles. With that, users can keep their games running without the software straining how much data can be used to complete a download.

To rekindle the flame that Microsoft is aiming to execute, the firm has welcomed aboard Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox Global Partnerships Director. Waltenberg in his past occupation worked as a similar role with Netflix in establishing deals and other agreements on behalf of the entertainment service. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you an avid user of the OneGuide?

Source: Xbox Wire

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