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 220.127.116.11
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.
Nice little app and very handy when away from the Xbox. Use it most days for messaging, one guide and clips. Great for finding gamer tags quickly when trying to find players from LFG sites rather than using the controller. Could benefit from messages refreshing whilst in messages rather than having to go back to the menu for it refresh. Would be good to see the event calendar put on here as well.
That aside this is a really good app, made easy to use and interested in seeing what they do with future updates.
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.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: 20 November 2015
- Version: 18.104.22.168
- 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.