Microsoft Refreshes iOS 'Xbox' App Ahead of E3 Press Conference

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Microsoft has overhauled its Xbox app for iOS, bringing new features and a look that's more in line with its Windows 10 range of mobile apps.

The "Xbox One SmartGlass" app, which is now titled simply "Xbox", enables an iOS device to 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 can be used to browse the web.

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As part of the refresh, the Activity Feed now becomes the main home screen of the app and gains a more personalized feel, with screenshots and game clips appearing in it that have been shared by friends.

Trending content has also been added to the feed, for users to find out what is popular on Xbox Live.

Other social media changes include the ability to add Facebook friends to a user's Xbox players list, a Contacts friend finder, real name sharing, the addition of Game Hubs, and redesigned user profiles.

Microsoft has also updated the Xbox One navigation and media controls within the app.

Microsoft is expected to unveil a new Xbox One S console, new games, and more today at E3 2016, the annual game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Xbox is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Tags: Xbox, E3 2016

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54 months ago
Microsoft E3 and Apple WWDC on the same day! My heart can hardly take all the excitement!
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54 months ago
Better news is the leaked picture of the Xbox one s
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54 months ago

Do people even use these Xbox apps?

Yes. Check the reviews. Over 40k reviews and the majority are 5 star.
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54 months ago

Do people even use these Xbox apps?

You'd be surprised, before I sold my Xbox one because it gathered dust, I was using the PS4 much more, I downloaded the Xbox app and used it, well, almost never. Ok, you might not be that surprised :D

In fairness I also have the PlayStation app on my phone as well and it gets used just as often. Or not as the case may be.
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