Time to stuff TV Guide back under the cushions
Xbox has announced that it will be retiring its Xbox OneGuide app. The TV listings service, which has stuck around since the Xbox One’s initial release in 2013, will be removed from the Xbox dashboard in May, bringing an end to many years of… knowing what’s on TV right now.
“Based on customer usage and feedback, we’re constantly evolving the Xbox experience,” said Xbox in a recent blog update. “To that end, beginning this May we’ll be sunsetting live TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One. You can continue to use OneGuide to view your connected HDMI devices or USB TV tuner. You can also keep using OneGuide for HDMI-passthrough and to watch TV via USB TV tuners, but you won’t be able to access the on-screen TV Listings guide.”
Xbox is not the only platform to start re-evaluating its multimedia usage. A fortnight ago, PlayStation announced that it was calling time on the ability to purchase movies and TV shows via the PlayStation Store, pulling the shutters down on its online catalogue August 31.