SmartGlass - Manage and contol your Xbox from your mobile devices

December 2016


With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft will also unveil SmartGlass, a new app that merges screens of various terminals (TVs, tablets, smartphones and PC) transforming mobile devices into a touch remote control. For now, the new service is compatible with 19 games and apps Xbox.
  • Compatible games: Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Halo Waypoint's Kinect and Sesame Street TV
  • Compatible apps: ESPN, NBA Game Time and UFC, Elections 2012, HBO GO, MSN, NBC News and Univision.


The idea is to transform tablets and smartphones into a remote control to interact with the Xbox 360. But that's not all: the devices can also be used to access real-time data, including statistics during a sports broadcast, game map or inventory in an RPG game ...etc


The Xbox SmartGlass app will be compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 (tablets and PCs running Windows 8 and RT), but it seems that the owners of devices running Windows OS with benefit from some exclusive interactive features.


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