A few years ago, Microsoft gave gamers the ability to stream live television to their tablets and smartphones through the Xbox app. Since then, many gamers have used this feature because not everyone owns a Windows 10 device. If you were using an iOS and Android device, then this was the only way.

Unfortunately, it looks like the iOS and Android Xbox app will be losing this feature soon. The company is sent messages to numerous Xbox One owners — including us — which stated the following.

You may have streamed TV content using a USB TV tuner from your Xbox console to the Xbox app. In 30 days, the Xbox app will no longer support this functionality. You will still be able to watch TV content on your Xbox One console via streaming to the Xbox app on Windows 10.

It’s unclear why Microsoft took this decision, but it seems like the company wants to limit where certain features are available. Maybe this is another way to encourage Windows 10 tablet sales. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment and shall update you as soon as we receive a response.

The company has been removing a lot of features recently, and this probably won’t sit well with iOS and Android gamers who use the feature. Hopefully Microsoft will announce a replacement soon or incorporate it into the upcoming streaming service.

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