Microsoft Releases Xbox One SmartGlass iOS App Ahead of Console Launch
Microsoft recently released the Xbox One compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console’s release. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Xbox One SmartGlass is an app that allows users to navigate the Xbox One menu system with touch gestures while providing a mode of input for keyboard duties.
Along with a media remote control, which in some cases can also control set-top cable boxes thanks the built-in integration feature found in the Xbox One, the iOS app can also be used to browse the Web on a TV. The app also displays SmartGlass companions, a type of second-screen functionality for videos and gaming content.
If users are away from the house, Xbox One SmartGlass lets users search for, browse and “pin” gaming content for future play. Much like the Xbox 360 version of the app, the updated iteration also grants access to Xbox Live for achievement tracking and messaging.
Those of you interested in downloading the free app can do so from the App Store, while the console itself will ship starting November 21.