Microsoft has been promoting the OneGuide feature on the Xbox One extensively in the U.S. ahead of the consoles launch on November 22nd. However, the hardwares integration with a TV cable set-top box wont make it in the UK for the launch in two weeks.
Eurogamer has confirmed that OneGuide features in the Xbox One wont be introduced in the UK until sometime in 2014. No reason was given for the delay. The OneGuide feature requires that the Xbox One connect to a cable box via an HDMI cable. Once thats done, the Xbox One takes over the TV guide features of the set-top box and users will be able to find and then watch TV shows via voice or motion commands thanks to the Kinect sensor.
Its unclear if the OneGuide features will be available in other Xbox One launch markets besides the U.S. in time for the Nov. 22 release. Microsoft has also not offered any guidance on what cable TV systems in the U.S. will support OneGuide. We have contacted Microsoft to get more information.
Microsoft did release a list of what streaming video apps will be available for the Xbox One in its launch markets from Nov. 22 to spring 2014, but the company was not clear on just how many apps would be ready for the actual launch date.
Source: Eurogamer | Image via Microsoft