This Friday is the release of Microsoft next generation Xbox, the Xbox One and just in time for the release they have launched new version of the Xbox SmartGlass apps. The Smartglass app is a companion app for the Xbox One where from the app you can control and navigate around the Xbox One, control media, browse the web on the device and some games have enhanced content that displays on the 2nd screen.
I find the Xbox 360 version handy when you need to enter passwords or any long text and I will interested to see how well it works with the new Xbox. The Windows version is available in the Windows Store now, the Android version is available in the Google Play Store and the iOS version is available in the iTunes Store. All three versions seem to be pretty identical, the UI and the features seem the same.
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.
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
Search, browse, and pin content to play on your Xbox One console
Track achievements, get game help, message friends, and watch game DVR clips