Xbox One SmartGlass
By Microsoft Corporation
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Xbox One Smartglass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox One. Stay connected with the games and gamers you like. And add a new dimension to your console entertainment with the mobile device you already own.
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
What's New in Version 22.214.171.124
Fixes issues using the remote with Netflix and YouTube.
Smart, but not a Genius!
The Smart Glass app is quite handy. Being able to remotely control certain aspects of your Xbox, like using it as a remote control for TV viewing, is a nice little touch.
But it still fails to deliver on a social scale! Yes I can view my friends activity, but only for a set number of days. If I add a new friend and want to compare games we have played, both the console and smart glass show a recent view, but to look at overall activity and comparisons I have to log into the Xbox website! This seems ludicrous in this day and age!
Overall the app is good. But could be so much more.
This is a great app to integrate mobile to console. However, due to the fact I like to keep my app running while I play games does leave the purchase option available to anyone. Like other sites/ apps maybe and collaboration to the Apple fingerprint ID scanner or a separate password that is connected to your own bank could be beneficial.
Update - still needs the above, also the chat functionality still needs to improve. The history of the chat does not appear at times.
Unlike most of the half baked companion apps out there this app really is good, it does excactly what you expect and more, it literally feels like you are using a mobile version of your Xbox one. For me the biggest selling point is the messaging, it's so much easier to send a message to a friend via this app than trying to type using the Xbox keyboard and the messages update instantly as quickly as they do on the actual console. 5*** Great app!
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: 20 November 2015
- Version: 126.96.36.199
- Size: 31.1 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Developer: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.