Microsoft Releases 'Xbox SmartGlass' for iPhone and iPad

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Microsoft has released an upgrade to its Xbox Live app, changing the name to Xbox SmartGlass and dramatically expanding its functionality. Microsoft announced SmartGlass earlier this year, aiming to turn a mobile phone or tablet into a second screen to compliment Xbox content.

It allows Xbox owners to remotely control their media, navigate through the Xbox dashboard, and more -- including the ability to use the iPhone's keyboard to type messages on the Xbox. SmartGlass has deeper functionality as well:
More exciting than this beefed-up interaction with the Xbox Live service itself is that Xbox SmartGlass is also "smart" enough to recognize when you're playing certain Xbox 360 games that offer additional content, and will display said content on your iOS device giving you that "second screen" enhanced experience that seems to be all the buzz as of late.

Xbox SmartGlass is a free download for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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28 months ago
Navigating to porn sites through the Xbox is so much easier now.
Rating: 11 Votes
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28 months ago

There's a product name that's begging to be played with.


Don't be such a SmartGlass.

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From the looks of it, Microsoft is doing AirPlay better than Apple.
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28 months ago
Not sized to the iPhone 5... really, Microsoft?:rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
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28 months ago
There's a product name that's begging to be played with.
Rating: 6 Votes
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28 months ago
"SmartGlass" would've been a cool name for their Surface tablet.
Rating: 6 Votes
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28 months ago
I tried it last night. It's kind of just a glorified remote control for the Xbox. Reminds me of using the Apple Remote app on my Apple TV.

HOWEVER, I will give MS a kudos for actually designing a good app. It is annoying that it is not sized to the iPhone 5 screen, but on the iPad, it looks, feels, and even sounds excellent. This is how apps should be made. Nice and simple, responsive, clean.
Rating: 5 Votes
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28 months ago
So glad you can use your iPhone/iPad to type messages on Xbox, hate using the on screen keyboard on the Xbox - just takes way longer than it should to type something.
Rating: 4 Votes
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28 months ago

This looks cool. Apple needs to step their design up ASAP.


What's Apple got to do with it? :S
Rating: 3 Votes
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28 months ago

If only Sony woul take a cue on this one...


If only Sony took MANY cues...

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No way. I hate taking my hands off the buttons just to swipe on the vita screen. To put down the controller to use the tablet is just plain stupid.


Not for gaming but for multimedia... the PS3 needs an OS facelift. X-Cross Media Bar is archaic, ugly and boring. I wish Sony would get a clue and listen to their customers.
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28 months ago

Microsoft will never make gaming on their console as fun and intuitive as Nintendo does. You are not a gamer, and don't even bother calling yourself one.


Having owned both, I disagree 100%.
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