Microsoft announced today that a new system update for its Xbox One game console will soon let users stream live TV to their smartphone or tablets. Set to arrive in the next few months, the Xbox One’s SmartGlass companion app will be equipped with the option to watch television via a local network connection without interrupting a gameplay session.

To pull this off, you’ll need an Xbox One, compatible Android device and Microsoft’s live TV tuner, which is coming to the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain sometime in October. [Update: turns out you don’t need the tuner after all.] While this new offering will be limited to devices sharing the same home network, it’ll definitely help keep the peace if your household has a gamer who frequently bogarts the TV.

 

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