Today, we’re excited to deliver one of the most requested live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans. All Xbox One owners in the U.S. and Canada can now enjoy over-the-air TV alongside their gameplay with the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One.

With the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One and an HDTV antenna, Xbox One owners can look forward to a variety of useful features, such as the ability to pause up to 30 minutes of live TV, watch TV on the right side of your screen while playing games with Snap, and navigate channels using Kinect voice controls. Additionally, users can stream over-the-air TV to other devices within the home using the Xbox app on Windows 10 devices or the Xbox One SmartGlass app on WindowsWindows PhoneiOS and Android, even while someone else is playing a game on Xbox One.

An over-the-air TV bundle, including a Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One and a Mohu Leaf 50 antenna, is now available exclusively at your local Microsoft store and at microsoftstore.com for US$99.98 – a $30 savings. The tuner is also available separately for US $59.99 at Microsoft stores and Amazon.

Purchase Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One from the Microsoft Store

Purchase Live TV Bundle for Xbox One from the Microsoft Store

Purchase Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One from Amazon (temporarily out of stock)

Before purchasing the TV tuner or over-the-air bundle, remember to visit gomohu.com/xbox to check which channels are available in your area and find the HDTV antenna that’s right for you. For more information on how to set up your tuner and antenna with Xbox One, check out my how-to video or go to Xbox Support.

Grab your Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One today at participating retailers and check out the Xbox Wire for more information on the Over-the-Air TV Tuner for Xbox One.

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Hauppauge, 23-year veterans in the over-the-air TV space, to deliver one of the most asked for Live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans in the U.S. and Canada – an over-the-air TV tuner. Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means access to broadcast networks available in your area, like CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS, with no subscription cost. When paired with the recently released Sling TV, you can get all of those networks, plus ESPN, TNT, Disney Channel, Adult Swim, and more, live, on your Xbox One.

Starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program in the U.S. and Canada can get over-the-air TV by purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q (MSRP $79.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Micro Center), and an HDTV antenna. In the next few months, Xbox will be partnering with Hauppauge to release a lower cost version of this tuner, the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One, retailing for MSRP $59.99, and available to everyone in the U.S. and Canada.

We are also pleased to announce that we are expanding support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner to preview members in 11 more European countries starting today, adding Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is already available today for those in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and will be available at retail in these 11 new countries later this year.

For more information about over-the-air TV including setup, availability and summary of features, check out this article over at Xbox Wire.

We’re pleased to be expanding our TV offerings, bringing TV tuners for over-the-air TV to a total 19 markets and helping gamers stay connected to their gameplay, even when they’re watching TV. Stay tuned for more news on entertainment and gaming coming soon!

Today we have announced Microsoft Health, a new cloud powered service to store your health and fitness data.

In addition, we also introduced Microsoft Band a smart band with 10  smart sensors for 24-hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement and advanced sleep quality tracking.

More details on this story on the Microsoft News Center

 

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LIVE on #Periscope: Part II; Join me for a Sunday morning drive around Sunny Seattle periscope.tv/w/aGlRSDM0NjAw…

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LIVE on #Periscope: Join me for a Sunday morning drive around Sunny Seattle periscope.tv/w/aGlL3DM0NjAw…

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Last night I did a binaural audio recording in my backyard of the area fireworks. Grab headphones & listen to it here mjr.mn/1CclLmh

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As with all binaural recordings, it s best experienced wearing headphones mjr.mn/1dFmr85

I need a new travel router

 

I tend to travel frequently, sometimes many times per month. One of the first things I do when I check into a hotel room is get all my gear connected and online. I usually travel with a couple of laptops, Smartphones etc…all of which I’d like to have online. The problem is that most hotel rooms have a single wired connection in the room or a wireless network available. For a variety of reasons, I prefer to use the wired connection. The quality of service tends to be more stable, but more importantly I can wirelessly share out my single wired internet connection to get my devices online. Here is how you can do it with Windows or OSX..as you can see it’s pretty easy.

 

Where I run in a rough spot is if there is ONLY a wireless connection available.

 

What to do?

 

Since laptops generally only have one Wi-fi radio on-board, you can not use the sharing method above since the one radio is being used to get the laptop online. There is no easy way to share out the wireless connection wirelessly.

 

41ATF38JBEL. SL160  Cisco Linksys WTR54GS Wireless G Travel Router with Speedbooster

What I need is a small travel router with one important difference: It needs to have two Wi-Fi radios. Not Dual-Band…but two completely different radios, one to connect to the local wireless network, and then a SECOND radio to share that connection out via a wireless network as a hot spot for my devices.

A few years ago, I picked up the Cisco-Linksys WTR54GS Wireless G Travel Router (pictured on the right) that claims it could do exactly this. After using the stock Linksys and various versions of DD-WRT and Tomato firmware, I’ve given up. I’ve spent far too much time trying to get it working than actually using it in the manner of which I need.

 

My search is now on for a unit that will ‘just work’ the way I need it to: Joining an existing wireless network that has internet connectivity and then sharing it out wirelessly for my devices. I imagine there are other road warriors that need something similar, but all of my searches have come up empty.

 

Any ideas?

 

Xbox LIVE coming to Windows Phones 7 series

 

Earlier today at Mobile World Congress, Steve Ballmer announced that when Windows Phone 7 series ships later this year, it will come with Xbox LIVE support. Specifically, the Windows Phone 7 Games hub will allow you to:

  • Collect Achievements and build your Gamerscore
  • View Xbox LIVE leaderboards
  • See your Xbox LIVE Avatar
  • Access Spotlight feeds, including the latest tips and tricks, game news, updates and more
  • Add Xbox LIVE friends to your friends list while out on the go
  • Turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming

I’ll have more details of this over the next few months and I’ll get some folks on from the mobile team to come on my show to answer some of your questions.

Until then, keep an eye on this site where later today we’ll post the video of Steve Ballmer’s press announcement. Here is the official press release.

 

Edit: The Windows Phone blog has posted a video demo of the new Windows Phone interface