Ahead of the launch of its Xbox One console, Microsoft today released its Xbox One Smartglass app for the iPhone and the iPad. The app is designed to allow users to navigate their Xbox One consoles using the keyboard and touchscreen of the iOS device, much like the existing Xbox SmartGlass app.

With Xbox One Smartglass, an iOS device can function as a remote control to maneuver through the Xbox One's dashboard. It also displays information on the device when playing music or TV through the console and it can be used to browse the web.

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In addition, the app allows users to search for Xbox One content that can be saved for download on the console and it also facilitates achievement tracking and messaging. The app includes game help and game clips as well.

In the living room:
- Navigate your Xbox One console using your device's keyboard and touch
- Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control
- Browse the web on your TV using your mobile device
- Enhance what you are watching or playing with SmartGlass companions
- Increase performance with faster connections and reliability

In the living room and on the go:
- Search, browse, and pin content to play on your Xbox One console
- Track achievements, get game help, message friends, and watch game clips

Microsoft's Xbox One console will be available beginning on Friday, November 22. Xbox One Smartglass can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Michael Goff Avatar
138 months ago
At least it isn't only compatible with a their phones, unlike a certain company's smartwatch...

And the award for most pointless comment of the thread goes to...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJAKO Avatar
138 months ago
And the award for most pointless comment of the thread goes to...

you.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
negativepi Avatar
138 months ago
At least it isn't only compatible with a their phones, unlike a certain company's smartwatch...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Michael Goff Avatar
138 months ago
Worst. Acceptance speech. Ever.

The person had a valid point though. The app is available on not only the company's own device, but devices of competitors too. Unlike the device compatibility list of stated smartwatch...

Therefore: Your comment was infinitely more pointless. Now take this bronze statuette.

No.

One of them is merely AN APP.

The other is a device that has to run certain software.

One is kind of more complicated than the other.

It'd be like saying a car and a bicycle are pretty much the same thing.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
138 months ago
So, is "X1" going to be the internet nomenclature for the Xbox One? Because that will be annoying when trying to discuss the Comcast X1, which has many similar features in the control area. (not that I want either device)
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Michael Goff Avatar
138 months ago
you.

...Michael Goff! Come on down and get your award! Hopefully you've prepared an acceptance speech.

So I was the one who tried to use the unveiling of an application to bash a completely unrelated company? Weird. I could have sworn I hadn't.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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