Microsoft has announced that members of the Xbox One preview programme in the US and Canada can get over-the-air TV channels by purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q tuner.

Starting today, members of the Xbox One preview programme in the United States and Canada can get over-the-air TV by purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q ($79.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Micro Center), and an HDTV antenna,” said Microsoft.

“Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means access to broadcast networks available in your area, like CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS, with no subscription cost.”

WinTV-955Q from Hauppauge is a USB TV tuner for Windows that supports SD and HD broadcasts. Buyers can connect the device to one of the USB 3.0 ports on the Xbox One console. The Xbox One preview programme is an early-access programme that offers members test versions of upcoming updates and feature releases.

In the next few months, Xbox will be partnering with Hauppauge to release a lower-cost version of this tuner, the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One, retailing for $59.99, and available to everyone in the US and Canada.