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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) will bring local TV channels to its Xbox One, according to Mike Snider at USA Today.

Microsoft previewed the new over-the-air broadcast TV feature over the past month.

Snider “used a relatively inexpensive Winegard flat amplified antenna” that he “connected via coaxial cable to Hauppauge's WinTV-HVR 955Q Hybrid TV Stick, a USB HDTV tuner (provided by Microsoft) that plugs into the Xbox One. Once connected, the game console recognized the tuner and began scanning for local digital TV signals.”

Once the equipment scanned for the signals, the channel information populated the TV OneGuide which then offered options for customization.

“I found it easy to change channels with the game controller and using my voice, simply saying, ‘Xbox, Watch CBS,’ and the Kinect controller would complete my request,” Snider wrote.

The Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One was priced at $59.99 and was expected to be available in North America within a “few months” and would need to be used either an in-home or outdoor antenna.

Microsoft recently traded at $47.60, down 0.30 percent.

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