What you need to know
- The Xbox March Update removes OneGuide TV listings from the Xbox One.
- The Xbox Series X and Series S don't have OneGuide at all.
- You can still view content on the Xbox One through HDMI devices and USB tuners.
While the Xbox March Update added some features to consoles, including Auto HDR and FPS Boost toggles on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, it also removed a feature. With the Xbox March Update, Microsoft removed TV listings for OneGuide.
Microsoft has moved away from using Xbox consoles as central hubs for media for years. The new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles don't support OneGuide at all. But now, even the Xbox One that has had TV listings in OneGuide since launch is losing access to listings.
Microsoft's Jonathan Hildebrandt outlined the update. He also clarified the state of OneGuide going forward (emphasis added):
OneGuide still exists on the Xbox One, but with content missing. It seems a bit odd to call something a guide if you remove TV listings. After all, what are you guiding people to, if not listings of content?
On the plus side, HDMI devices and USB TV tuners still work. In his piece on if the Xbox Series X and Series S can replace your Xbox One for TV, our executive editor Zac Bowden highlights that you can't use these types of devices on newer Xbox consoles.
Do you still use OneGuide? Are you affected by this change? Let us know in the comments below.
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