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The Xbox One 'OneGuide' will not be available in the UK until "some time in 2014", Microsoft has confirmed.

OneGuide offers a personalised guide to channel surfing, letting users browse what's on TV and highlight their favourite channels using their voice and Xbox One controller.

The feature is expected to be available to US users at launch.

"There's a number of different providers out there from where you can get guides," Xbox Senior Product Manager Terry Farrell told TechRadar. "We are choosing to partner with these folks and they are excited about the idea of integration."

Farrell suggests that the amount of television providers is the reason for the Guide's staggered launch.

"We're testing all the boxes," he continues. "You can imagine how many there are in the UK. We've been so focused on testing all the different cable boxes around the globe for just basic passthrough. In 13 different countries - that's a lot of TVs."

Microsoft showed a closer look at the Xbox One's features – including OneGuide – earlier today in the video below.

Xbox One launches in the UK on November 22.


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Endless's Avatar


I'm confused. Wasnt this announced months and months ago? We've known for ages that the TV integration wont be available till next year...
Posted 19:33 on 10 November 2013
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anialator136@ ChangtheSubject

yep, they never shut up about american football
Posted 15:07 on 09 November 2013
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Everyone outside the US usually gets shafted with all the tv stuff. The UK and Ireland in particular. They spent so much time on the tv features in the announcement and I was just sitting there thinking none of this will be available to me.
Posted 14:34 on 09 November 2013


I just want to know what we are buying at launch, because apparently we're buying nothing we were shown at announcement.
Posted 21:39 on 08 November 2013
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essex1212@ FantasyMeister

With all the deposits, you could have just bought one and get it over with then ;)

Ordered mine today, can't wait!
Posted 18:41 on 08 November 2013
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FantasyMeister@ Cellemir

1. Everytime I get bad news I cancel it, then everytime I get neutral news I give them another chance and reorder. "What about good news? I hear you think, because FM sees all.

It's the XBox One launch, there hasn't been any since they announced it.
Posted 18:39 on 08 November 2013


I don't expect to be able to use this with Freesat, but I'll be pleasantly surprised if I can. I can't get a decent freeview signal and can't afford Sky, so it's the only alternative to me.
Posted 17:23 on 08 November 2013

Cellemir@ FantasyMeister

Your comments have made me chuckle a few times today! How many xbox ones did you order FM?
Posted 16:58 on 08 November 2013
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Preorder cancelled!
Posted 16:45 on 08 November 2013
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And this is the real reason as to why there is no Sky or BBC apps at launch. I just want them to get this part right.
Posted 15:49 on 08 November 2013
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