Channel guide and program information on the Xbox One is provided by Rovi.
Rod laid out this final question as he wrapped up that article: “With the focus now on Xbox One as a live TV provider, and the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs, is it possible that the Xbox One media app will become the one Media Center to rule them all?
Since there is nothing else from Microsoft that is a substitute for the TV functionality, the loss of Media Center came as a shock to many home theatre PC (HTPC) enthusiasts. Many people have adopted the "cord cutting" phenomenon and dumped their TV subscriptions in favor of internet-based subscriptions like Netflix or they resort to piracy since almost anything is readily available on the internet.
But afterwards, WMC can be reinstalled, or installed for the first time with the special installer software.The small but loyal group of Windows Media Center (WMC) users have been very disappointed over the last few months once they learned that their beloved WMC was not going to make the crossing over to Windows 10.Our own Rod Trent even wrote back on 22 July that it looked like WMC was not quite dead because the guide in WMC was shifted from Zap2It to Rovi.You would need to create a login there to see the post. But I recently got wind of another major Windows Update on its way, the Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703).For various PC problems, we recommend to use this tool.WMC (which includes free program data downloads) hopefully should work until 2023 when Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 support is discontinued.(See previous post RIP Windows Media Center.) Update, 10/4/2016: My successful add of WMC to Win 10 was wiped out when my PC automatically received the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 on 9/24/2016.This new capability will also include features such as streaming to Windows 10 devices, downloading and viewing of recorded content offline, and remote scheduling for future recordings.The key aspect of the Xbox One DVR functionality is that it only supports Over the Air recording and not cable.” Well we now have someone new for the title of Carnac the Magnificent because today Microsoft confirmed what Rod prognosticated a couple of weeks ago.During the Xbox Gamescom briefing in Cologne, Germany today it was announced that Over the Air DVR capabilities would arrive on the Xbox One sometime in 2016.While WMC never really became hugely popular, it has a dedicated and vocal community.The user interface was clean, relatively simple, and one of Microsoft’s better UI implementations.Some of those apps only did some things better than Media Center but being able to record TV, including encrypted, copy-protected content with a cable card tuner, and pause, rewind and fast forward live TV with a gorgeous Microsoft-designed interface was truly unique.